Inspection on 19/10/05 for Field Farm House
Also see our care home review for Field Farm House for more information
This inspection was carried out on 19th October 2005.
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
The Home provides very good information for residents about the service provided at Field Farm House and this is readily available in the Home for anyone who wishes to see it. The care needs of prospective residents are carefully assessed so that the Home is as sure as it can be that it is the best place for a person to move to. The thorough assessments are then developed into comprehensive care plans to help staff provide each resident with the care they need. Staff are attentive to the health and personal care needs of residents. People living at Field Farm House are treated with respect by staff and feel that they are well looked after. Residents spoken to were full of praise for all the staff and considered the Home to be a safe and happy place to live. The provision of social and leisure activities is very good. The Activity Organiser has established a range of varied things for people to do if they wish to and as a result there is a strong sense of community at the Home. The food is appetising and nutritious and staff work hard to make meal times enjoyable; the weekly Luncheon Club is a particular success in this respect. The management team is competent and knowledgeable and are continuing to develop their skills by doing further training, for example the Manager and Responsible Individual are both doing Masters Degrees in Dementia Studies. Staff training overall is given high priority to enable the staff to develop their knowledge and skills.
What has improved since the last inspection?
A requirement to provide more staff with Food Hygiene training had been met. The Luncheon Club had become well established as part of the life of the Home. The Registered Provider and Registered Manager had continued to build on the good start made when they took over the Home in December 2003. Commendable progress has been made in developing the service at the Home; this now exceeds the desired outcomes of the National Minimum Standards in a number of areas
What the care home could do better:
The challenge for the Provider, management team and staff in the future will be to sustain the improvements already made and to continue to improve the quality of life for people who go to live at the Home.