Inspection on 06/06/06 for Himley Mill Nursing Home
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This inspection was carried out on 6th June 2006.
CSCI has not published a star rating for this report, though using similar criteria we estimate that the report is (sorry - unknown). 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 found there to be outstanding requirements from the previous inspection report but made no statutory requirements on the home.
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What the care home does well
Each unit offers a home for life. Many service users and relatives said they had total confidence in the home and the staff who worked there. Several service users told the inspector that it felt like home straight away. The staff are all appropriately trained to deal with the diverse range of care needs that the individuals present with and all the individual preferences. Good quality meals are served and a varied diet is catered for considering the individuals` needs and preferences. The teams of staff on each unit are welcoming and open. Due to the varying age range and diverse categories of the service users at the home the task of meeting individual needs is far greater, however the teams of nurses and care staff are working very well towards an excellent service for all.
What has improved since the last inspection?
Fire training has been updated for all units since the last inspection therefore protecting all service users and staff to a greater extent. All records requested on the day of the visit were available. Suitable drinking cups had been purchased and were being monitored by the kitchen staff. The homes cleanliness had improved greatly since the last visit which was much more pleasant for the service users, relatives and staff. Staffing levels had been monitored to insure that service users needs were being met and this had been successful task as the feedback from individual service users was so positive. Care documentation had also improved which should improve service users care outcomes.
What the care home could do better:
Some risk assessments were required i.e. outdoor garden furniture was not documented but was being compiled during the visit. Situations such as the outdoor slabs not being straight so service users could get out in good weather should be rectified sooner to benefit the service users quality of life. The management should now look to maintain the standards at the home and continue to look for other ways to improve life for the service users.