Inspection on 20/09/05 for Ladybank
Also see our care home review for Ladybank for more information
This inspection was carried out on 20th September 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 found there to be outstanding requirements from the previous inspection report but made no statutory requirements on the home.
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What the care home does well
The two units located within Ladybank known as the Bridgewell Centre are dedicated solely for intermediate care/rehabilitation services. People in the majority accessing this service are helped to maximise their independence and return home after hospital or avoid admission to hospital. This is a new innovative and developing and recently expanded service. Hose accessing this service can be assured that staff will treat them with respect and dignity.
What has improved since the last inspection?
Rehabilitation services from ladybank have proved successful and have been expanding with an extension to the premises enabling an increase in the number of beds from 8 to 19. Recruitment of new staff has been ongoing with a now almost complete team of staff subject to clearance of fitness checks undertaken on new staff.
What the care home could do better:
Care plans do not currently contain information, which outlines a plan for meeting the personal, health, and social care needs of those accessing this service including no plan of physiotherapy and occupational therapy input. Service user guides are needed which relate specifically to the intermediate care units. This will enable people looking to access this service to understand how the unit is run and make an informed choice. There is an outstanding requirement for the bath located within Magnolia unit to be accessible to service users and safe for staff. Further work could be undertaken to ensure that independence and choice is promoted especially when seeking to rehabilitate people back into their own homes. For example providing opportunities for people to serve food to their own plates from terrines on the table including gravy and sauces would be of benefit. The `Bridgewell Centre` does not currently have a programme of planned activities and those accessing this service say they would like to see this improved to alleviate boredom and give some purpose to the day. People residing in Magnolia unit would benefit from the lounge being decorated.