Inspection on 04/08/05 for Hillview Farm
Also see our care home review for Hillview Farm for more information
This inspection was carried out on 4th 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 service is well managed and has a competent and qualified manager. The needs of the residents are well met and care plans are thorough and up-todate. The residents lead full and active lives participating in activities, education and work. They utilise local facilities and have full and active leisure times. As the home is part of a smallholding the residents have an opportunity to take part in the care of animals and growing their own produce. The residents are encouraged to make contact with their family and friends, if they wish. If required, the involvement of other professionals to offer specific advice and support is arranged.
What has improved since the last inspection?
All of the previous requirements have been met. It was noted that sufficient staff are on duty at all times; thermostatically controlled water valves have been installed on all hot water taps that residents have access to; water temperatures are regularly recorded and food is stored appropriately in the refrigerators. The Responsible Individual and Registered Manager have always been responsive to all requirements and recommendations that have made following inspection.
What the care home could do better:
This home is run to meet the needs of the residents. Only two recommendations have been made following this inspection and this reflects the quality of the care that is being delivered in the home. The Registered Manager has been asked to access and provide medication training for her members of staff that will be relevant to the needs of the residents who live in the home. The Responsible Individual and the Registered Manager have been asked to review how the unannounced provider visits are conducted and recorded.