Inspection on 05/05/05 for Forest Lodge
Also see our care home review for Forest Lodge for more information
This inspection was carried out on 5th May 2005.
CSCI has not published a star rating for this report, though using similar criteria we estimate that the report is Adequate. 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 found there to be outstanding requirements from the previous inspection report but made no statutory requirements on the home.
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What the care home does well
This is a family style home with a relaxed atmosphere. The proprietor/ managers have high standards in the running of the home and are keen to "give residents a life". They encourage residents to go out and there are regular visits out e.g. to the shops or the local park or pub. A holiday is being planned for those who are interested. The staff group is a stable one so that there is consistency of care and residents and staff know each other well and have good relationships. Staff treat residents with respect and sensitivity. Food is freshly cooked and attractively presented.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The sitting and dining areas have been re-arranged to give more space for residents to walk and for side tables or walking frames beside their chairs. Work has started on building an office. This is the first stage in improvements to the premises, which will include a lift, and level access to the garden. Fire training and a range of other training has taken place for all staff, including oral hygiene, continence and diabetes. One staff member has an NVQ qualification and 2 others are on the way to achieving this.
What the care home could do better:
Further general development is required in relation to record keeping and documentation. Presently records do not always reflect the care that is being offered, the knowledge that is held in the heads of the managers or staff or demonstrate how practice is informed, supported or evidenced.