Inspection on 06/10/06 for Humphry Repton House
Also see our care home review for Humphry Repton House for more information
This inspection was carried out on 6th October 2006.
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 home provides good information to prospective residents to enable them and their families to make an informed choice about the home and what it has to offer. The pre-admission assessment processes ensure that placement is only offered to those whose needs can be met. The home`s care planning processes ensure that each resident is cared for as an individual and their health and personal care needs will be met. Residents have the opportunity to participate in a range of meaningful activities and are provided with a well balanced diet. The home will take on board any complaints made by relatives and this evidences that the home takes complaints seriously and acts where necessary to bring about a resolution. The home is well managed, and residents benefit from a safe and secure environment.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The home is comfortable and safe but the improvements that are in progress, in the original building, will mean that all residents will benefit from living in a home that looks nice. The additional wing has provided a further 12 beds, plus two new "respite beds". Day Care people have moved into their own purpose built facility and therefore there is a greater feeling of space in the communal areas of the home
What the care home could do better:
Monitoring of health care needs must be more robust with a clear trail of what actions are taken when concerns are raised. Evidence of good staff recruitment procedures must be available in the home. Staff must not commence employment until the home has received confirmation that the person is not barred from care work (on the POVA list). The establishment of a stable staff team would ensure that residents are cared for by staff who are familiar with their care needs. Improvements in staff awareness of safeguarding adult issues would ensure that residents are protected from any potential harm. Devise "safe systems of work" documentation following on from manual handling assessments, so that staff have clear guidance on what type of support a resident needs. The display of personal information and pictures on resident`s room doors is institutional and does not respect the dignity of that person.