Inspection on 31/07/09 for Larchwood Nursing & Residential Home
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The following inspection below was carried out on 31st July 2009.
CQC found this care home to be providing an Good 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
The home is now well run with a committed team of staff who have the resident`s best interests at heart. The residents make positive remarks about the staff and the care that they receive. One resident told us "the staff are very kind and they do what they can to help me", another said "the help I get is terrific" whilst another said "on the whole the staff are alright". A relative told us "the staff are attentive". The home provides a good selection of food for the residents to choose from; one resident said "food is very good and I get a choice". Another resident told us "I just love the way the chef cooks the fried fish and chips". The home provides a good range of activities for the residents to participate in. There is a robust system in place for recruitment.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The overall management of the home has improved since the new manager has been in post and working practises have changed for the better. The staff team are now more cohesive and work well together; one staff member said"I love coming to work, its the best move ever". The care plans have improved with more emphasis on the specific details of need The system for staff supervision has improved with staff now receiving more frequent sessions. A much improved system is in place for record keeping. The service now keeps us informed of all incidents that occur in the home. Staffing levels have improved. There is now in place a competent manager who is more robust in all areas of management of the home.
What the care home could do better:
The service could continue to make more improvements in the care planning so that all areas of need are addressed. Although the home has been rated good overall the environment remains inadequate and is in need of refurbishment. Keep a record of all concerns however small.