Inspection on 19/12/07 for Inspirations
Also see our care home review for Inspirations for more information
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The following inspection below was carried out on 19th December 2007.
CSCI has not published a star rating for this report, though using similar criteria we estimate that the report is Excellent. 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
Inspirations is well suited to the needs of the service user group living there. A great deal of effort has been made to adapt the home to afford as much comfort as possible. The home provides a very high standard of care and the registered manager and staff are well qualified to carry out their role. Staff training is given high priority to ensure staff continue to enhance their knowledge and skills in order to meet the changing needs of the service users.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The front living room has been furnished with new seating and there is a big flat screen television on the wall. The layout provides ample space for the service users to relax and gives good sight of the screen. The ongoing work to provide a new conservatory dining area is well underway and this will give a very pleasing environment in which to eat. There will also be a hatch directly through to the kitchen, making service user food choices easier to respond to.
What the care home could do better:
Inspirations identifies a couple of areas for improvement in the AQAA, these being to involve families more in social activities and to provide another disabled toilet. During the inspection we found one other area that requires improvement. One of the bedrooms on the second floor has no window and although the fire door has glass in the upper half it is wired, opaque and therefore provides no view for the service user.