Inspection on 13/12/05 for Kingscourt Nursing Home
Also see our care home review for Kingscourt Nursing Home for more information
This inspection was carried out on 13th December 2005.
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
Kingscourt provides care for older people with a wide range of needs and abilities. Some residents require a high level of nursing care and others are independent with some support from staff. The home is conveniently situated for residents to use local shops and other facilities in Hoole. New care plans, that are clearer and easier to follow, are now fully implemented The home provides a good standard of meals and lunch time is a social occasion for residents. The manager receives a good level of support from the area manager.
What has improved since the last inspection?
A monitored dosage system has replaced the previous NOMAD system for medicines. There are more social activities organised for residents. A number of residents who had spent a considerable length of time confined to bed have been enabled to enjoy a fuller life. Refurbishment of bedrooms has been ongoing. Corridors have been carpeted and decorated and this has made a great improvement in the presentation of the home. The lounge has also been carpeted. The home is generally cleaner and tidier. The nurse call system has been improved. More registered nurses have been recruited, and there are more nurses working on each shift during the day. The home has a maintenance person who carries out day to day repairs and maintenance, and health and safety checks. The standard of record keeping continues to improve. The manager has been registered with the Commission for Social Care Inspection. The manager has a new office which is adjacent to the main entrance.
What the care home could do better:
Ensure that medicines are stored, administered and recorded to comply with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society guidance. Continue with refurbishment of bedrooms. Improve the lounge to provide a pleasing and comfortable environment for residents to sit in. (Plans are in place for this.) Improve the dining room. Consider how toilet facilities on the ground floor could be improved for residents who require assistance with mobility. All staff must receive training regarding adult protection and whistleblowing.