Inspection on 10/09/09 for Highbury House
Also see our care home review for Highbury House for more information
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The following inspection below was carried out on 10th September 2009.
CQC found this care home to be providing an Good service.
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
Highbury House provides a friendly, well-maintained clean and homely environment in which people can develop their independence skills and confidence enabling them to make decisions and choices about all aspects of their lives. Highbury House has a staff team that relates well to the people living in the home and is able to demonstrate a good understanding of the needs of individuals and the support required. People living in the home rights are promoted and they are supported to develop their independence and to take part in activities of their choice. The staff interviewed stated that the home has a good supportive staff team.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The recent improvements to update the home have included the fitting of new carpets in the office and hallway as well a decorating of the entrance hall. Several people who live in the home have had their bedroom redecorated and included new flooring. Other areas of improvement and new equipment included the dining room being redecorated, a new drug cupboard and a large flat screen T.V. for the lounge.
What the care home could do better:
All people living in the home should have a care plan and risk assessments in place completed by the home. No Requirements have been made in this report.