Inspection on 18/11/05 for Karistos
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This inspection was carried out on 18th November 2005.
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 57 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 building is generally well maintained, clean and warm. The home provides care to residents with very complex needs.
What has improved since the last inspection?
Since the last inspection a manager had been appointed who was getting to know the home and developing his management skills. The written care plans for residents had improved and the recruitment procedures in the home had improved. There had been an increased amount of contact with residents` families and activities were organised for the residents.
What the care home could do better:
The proprietors must appoint a mentor/consultant to assist the manager to develop his skills. The interactions between staff and residents needed to be improved with staff taking care to preserve residents` dignity and privacy. The medication system needed to be robust and staff audits undertaken to ensure that residents received their medicines as required. The manager must also ensure that audits/monitoring of care practices are put in place and poor practices eliminated. There were some issues of health and safety that needed to be addressed. The timescales for the proprietors to achieve their conditions of registration had been breached and the home had not been suitably adapted to meet the needs of residents with physical disabilities.