Inspection on 10/01/08 for Fairfields Country Rest Home
Also see our care home review for Fairfields Country Rest Home for more information
This inspection was carried out on 10th January 2008.
CSCI found this care home to be providing an Excellent service.
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
People living at Fairfields Country Rest Home (hereafter Fairfields) say that they are made to feel "very welcome" from their very first day living at the home. Important information is obtained about residents prior to agreeing to their moving to the home. This helps to reduce the risk of an inappropriate admission to the home and ensures that the team can meet people`s needs. Care plans are well structured around what each person wants from the team. The team of staff have good links with professionals, which helps to improve residents` health. People who live at the home say that the staff are "very attentive" and "know what they are doing" because they are well trained. Their relatives are very satisfied with the care and also say that their relations are happy living there. People living at the home told us they are treated as individuals. Professionals say that the people they support are well cared for. The home has an open feel. People living there say that they have the freedom to do what they want to, when they want to. At the same time, they are confident about the way staff protect their property for them. The also feel able to voice their concerns, if they have any, and know that these are taken seriously and looked into by the acting manager and provider. Families and friends say that they are encouraged to visit whenever they wish to. The people living at the home get support to keep in touch with their families and friends if they need to. At the same time, the home plays an active part in the community. There is a good choice of appetising and well-balanced meals at Fairfields. People say that the choice is good and meals are "tasty" and are "always of good quality and plentiful". Fairfields is a spacious and comfortable place to live. At the same time, people who use wheelchairs or walking aids find it easy and safe to get around the home. People living there say that they are encouraged to see it as their own home and that it is always clean and well maintained. Staff feel well supported and are encouraged to do training so that they care for people properly.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The manager had amended the statement of purpose to show that the home can cater for 30 older people, some of whom may have dementia. All of the people living in the home had a copy. Facilities and activities had been improved for people. Raised beds had been created with the help of the `Princes Trust` so that if people wanted to do some gardening they could do. Additionally, plants in the garden included fragrant colourful flowers that people living there had chosen. An occupational therapist had been working with people in the `Arts for Health project`, which is a government funded initiative. People told us that they really enjoyed doing this and we saw their artwork throughout the home.
What the care home could do better:
Fairfields is a well run home. The manager and provider ensure that the home is person centred and they listen to the views people have and act upon them. Therefore, we have not identified anything that they could do better that they are not already aware of and have actioned already.