Inspection on 18/07/07 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 18th July 2007.
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
Grange Cottage provides a warm and friendly environment where people are treated as individuals, and feel they have control over their daily lives. People enjoy good relations with the staff saying staff are "kind and helpful". The ethos of the home is "person centred" with activities being arranged on a daily individual basis. People said they valued being able to structure their own day, and enjoyed their independence.
What has improved since the last inspection?
Since the last inspection some work has been done to improve the condition of the external fire escape, two bedrooms and a dining room have been painted and the hallway re-carpeted. A new carpet has been ordered for one bedroom and there are plans to re-furbish one bathroom. Staff have worked with people to complete a "life history" for their care plan.
What the care home could do better:
The management of medicines that are classed as controlled drugs needs to improve, and a requirement is made about this. Good practice recommendations are made about respecting the privacy of peoples` bedrooms, improving the general décor of the home, planning and providing staff training and supervision, and improving the quality monitoring systems.