Inspection on 01/03/07 for Karistos
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This inspection was carried out on 1st March 2007.
CSCI has not published a star rating for this report, though using similar criteria we estimate that the report is Adequate. 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. These are things the inspector asked to be changed, but found they had not done. The inspector also made 33 statutory requirements (actions the home must comply with) as a result of this inspection.
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What the care home does well
The home provides care to residents with very complex needs. The building is warm and the manager`s office is situated on the ground floor within close proximity of the front door enabling relatives to discuss any issues or concerns. Resident`s birthdays are celebrated with parties. Feedback from relatives " the staff are kind and friendly". The meals are of a good standard with a range of choices and cultural options.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The staff have worked hard since the last inspection. Two of the overseas nurses who undertook adaptation training to be registered as nurses in this country have been successful. They are still working in the home and their contribution has proved to be very positive in the developments that have taken place. In addition, a nurse form the Primary Care Trust has been working closely with the staff to assist with training, developments and aspects of care. The new manager has brought stability to the home so ensuring a more coordinated approach to care. There has been considerable improvement in care plans and staffs knowledge about them so leading to a more consist approach to care of residents. An activities co-ordinator is employed in the home and there is a range of activities for residents so improving stimulation. There has been an improvement in the medication systems so ensuring residents receive the medication prescribed by health professionals. A further en-suite facility has been provided so providing bathing facilities in the privacy of resident`s own room. Wheelchair access has been provided to the front of the building enabling residents to enter by the front door with assistance or independently. There has been an improvement in the standard of cleanliness so proving a more pleasant environment for residents.
What the care home could do better:
The quality assurance system needs to be developed further and action must be taken to address any issues identified by residents or stakeholders. Also polices and procedures need to be reviewed and a system of auditing developed in the home to lead into the quality systems. The arrangements for resident`s finances need to be reviewed and information sought regarding the benefits received and available to residents and the arrangements where families do not handle it. The training in respect of safeguarding residents needs to be enhanced to include the whistle blowing procedures. Also training is required in the action to take in the event of a fire. The management need to further develop the recruitment procedures for staff employed in the home to ensure up to date documents are available in the home and residents are safeguarded.Re-decoration and refurbishment with replacement of vanity units and bedside lockers is required. Also attention to the garden area is required to enhance the surroundings and provide a homely environment for residents.