Inspection on 05/09/05 for Elreg House
Also see our care home review for Elreg House for more information
This inspection was carried out on 5th September 2005.
CSCI has not published a star rating for this report, though using similar criteria we estimate that the report is Good. The way we rate inspection reports is consistent for all houses, though please be aware that this may be different from an official CSCI judgement.
The inspector made no statutory requirements on the home as a result of this inspection and there were no outstanding actions from the previous inspection report.
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What the care home does well
Elreg House has been without a permanent Manager for some considerable time, and throughout that period the staff members have continued to provide a service to the residents. Residents, who were able, told the Inspector that the staff members were "really nice", the food was "good" and their rooms were "comfy".
What has improved since the last inspection?
This was the first inspection under the new owners, so this section does not apply.
What the care home could do better:
Fire doors are to be adjusted so that they close tightly when released. Mr. Brown informed the Inspector that this matter would be attended to immediately. Parts of the building are to be redecorated and refurbished, including providing a sink in the laundry. Locks are to be fitted on resident`s bedroom doors. A fire screen door, which can be locked, is to be fitted on the kitchen door leading to the front of the building. The Inspector was told by Mr. Brown that these matters would be addressed as part of the home`s ongoing maintenance plan. Parts of the garden are to be tidied and fenced. All complaints are to be recorded in the home`s complaint book, together with any action taken. All staff members are to be given job descriptions, and all paperwork relating to them, with regard to recruitment is to be retained in the home. There is to be a photo of each resident, retained on his or her file. All staff members are to sign the medication sheet each time they administer medication. There are to be sufficient staff members on duty at all times. Monthly reports on the responsible individual`s visit to the home are to be kept, and a copy forwarded to the Commission for Social Care Inspection.