Inspection on 25/07/08 for Karistos
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This inspection was carried out on 25th July 2008.
CSCI found this care home to be providing an Adequate service.
The inspector found no outstanding requirements from the previous inspection report, but made 2 statutory requirements (actions the home must comply with) as a result of this inspection.
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What the care home does well
Before people move into the home their needs are assessed to ensure they can be met. Support to people who live in the home is given in a warm and friendly manner, and staff were seen to be polite, considerate and patient. Access to a range of healthcare professionals is good and this ensures that all healthcare needs are met. People are encouraged to participate in activities and outings. Meetings are held so that people can discuss what they would like at the home. A choice of meals is offered to the people living at the home so that preferences and healthcare needs are met. People can personalise their own rooms to reflect preferences and tastes. Complaints are acted upon in a timely manner and resolutions are found to meet the needs of the people who live there. Maintenance checks are completed to ensure equipment is safe and in working order. People told us: "Its lovely" "Its excellent" "We had a great day out to the safari park, it was a change of scenery" "We get excellent food" "The food is nice, lots to choose from and you can have biscuits or sandwiches if you are hungry" "I get help when I need it" "I have a shower every day" "I haven`t got any complaints" "My room is comfortable, I have everything I need" "I have a small and comfortable bedroom, it suits me fine"
What has improved since the last inspection?
The management have addressed outstanding requirements, which suggests that they are keen to provide a home that complies with regulations and in the best interests of the people who live there. People are encouraged to make decisions about participating in activities or interests outside of the home. Many areas of the home have been redecorated to provide a homely and comfortable environment for people to live in.Staff have received training to enhance their knowledge and a training matrix has been devised to enable the manager to plan training for the future.