Inspection on 16/08/05 for Grange Cottage Home For Elderly Persons
Also see our care home review for Grange Cottage Home For Elderly Persons for more information
This inspection was carried out on 16th August 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
The home provides a unique and personalised service, in a relaxed and homely environment. Residents enjoy a high level of autonomy in the way they lead their lives both in the home and in the community. Both residents and staff felt they had a good understanding and that the staff team worked well together, to ensure people received appropriate and individual care.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The structure and the content of care plans has been improved including the quality of information recorded. This provides clear guidance for staff in supporting individual residents. Recording systems in general have also improved. Staffing levels have been reviewed and staff roles are now marked on staff rotas. All staff have now completed induction training and further core training is identified, to ensure staff have the suitable skills for their role. Supervision of staff has been formalised and a record maintained, this has given staff guidance and support, with training and development needs identified.
What the care home could do better:
The business and development plan identifies planned improvements for the home, however some of the identified work was not specific, therefore a requirement has been made relating to the replacement of a carpet in room 4. Medical records must be maintained, so that all relevant information is clearly recorded.Although care plan information has improved the addition of a pen picture is recommended, to provide staff with an insight to people`s life experiences and therefore increase their understanding of individuals. Daily diary recordings were inconsistent and should be more specific about the care delivered each shift, thus ensuring consistency. Activities provided by the home for people who require more intensive staff support, should be reviewed, to identify opportunities for participation.