Inspection on 10/11/05 for High View Oast Nursing Home
Also see our care home review for High View Oast Nursing Home for more information
This inspection was carried out on 10th November 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 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
A good range of activities are provided for service users who wish to take part. The food served in the home is appetising and nutritious and the home holds a Clean Food Certificate. Interaction between service users and staff is generally good. Over 90% of care staff have now obtained their NVQ at level 2 or above.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The two requirements made at the last inspection have been addressed, POVA checks are now being done for all staff, and the signing of MAR sheets when medication is administered is now in order. Care plans have all been rewritten and rearranged to comply with the recommendation on the last report. In addition new seals have been fitted to some of the windows.
What the care home could do better:
Three issues regarding medication and dressings were identified - unused oxygen must be recorded ready for return to the pharmacy or BOC, the medication trolley must be kept clean and tidy, and the clinical waste bins must be kept locked and be stored in a secure area. Four other requirements were made - all service users should be issued with a contract/terms and conditions of occupancy; there was an unpleasant odour noted in 2 areas of the home that needs addressing; mandatory training must be kept up to date and relevant; and all service users bedroom doors should be fitted with appropriate locks that can be accessed by staff in an emergency. Five recommendations have been made, that the home has a occupational therapist assessment of the premises and facilities; that staff files are updated in accordance with the revised Schedule 2 of the regulations; that the cold and draught in the back porch is addressed, possibly by fitting a better seal to the door and providing heating in the area, that an audit is undertaken to ensure that they are meeting the needs of all service users, and that staff supervision be undertaken on a regular basis and be recorded.