Inspection on 04/01/07 for Elvy Court Nursing Home
Also see our care home review for Elvy Court Nursing Home for more information
This inspection was carried out on 4th January 2007.
CSCI has not published a star rating for this report, though using similar criteria we estimate that the report is Excellent. 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
There was an abundance of very positive feedback from residents and their relatives as to the high quality of service this home provides. Information about the home is easily accessible. The home is effective in helping new residents settle in. Residents` health needs are planned comprehensively and are well met. Medication is given correctly and regularly reviewed. The home enjoys good relationships with other health care professionals. There are effective procedures to protect residents from abuse. Staff are kind and caring and the manager is approachable, experienced and understanding.Residents enjoy a wholesome and varied menu of meals. Residents` relatives and friends are always made welcome when they visit. The home has shown considerable investment and a high level of commitment to providing staff with sufficient skills and knowledge to ensure that residents are well cared for.
What has improved since the last inspection?
Some parts of the home have been redecorated. Staff have all received safeguarding adults training. Staff have received training in the care planning process. Residents` individual plans of care have been further developed to their benefit and are regularly shared with them or their relatives and representatives. Food offered to residents is now also shown in a pictorial format, which allows some individuals to make more informed choices as to their preferred diet.
What the care home could do better:
The home has substantial strengths. It now needs to consolidate its track record over the last two years of delivering good performance and managing continuous improvement to the benefit of service users.