Inspection on 07/04/09 for Lickhill Manor Nursing Home
Also see our care home review for Lickhill Manor Nursing Home for more information
This inspection was carried out on 7th April 2009.
CQC found this care home to be providing an Adequate service.
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
The home provides a warm and friendly environment for people to live in and to visit. Written information is available to help people decide if they wish to move to Lickhill Manor. Residents are able to bring some of their own personal possessions into the home so that they are able to create a more homely room. Staff are kind and respectful in the way they care for people. The grounds are well maintained and provide pleasant areas for the residents to use when the weather permits. The home has been extended to provide more single en suite bedrooms for people to use so that they do not have to share a room unless they choose to.DS0000064419.V375007.R01.S.docVersion 5.2
What has improved since the last inspection?
Care plans provide more detailed information for staff so that they are able to support people as they prefer. Care plans are being reviewed so changes to people`s needs are kept up to date. The activities coordinator is providing a good service in groups and one to one, helping to improve the social and mental well being of people using the service. Recruitment practices make sure that appropriate staff work at the home Improvements have been made to the building so that all areas are safe and there is less risk to people using the service.
What the care home could do better:
Develop a person centred approach. This means taking into account and recording individuals` preferences, abilities, and interests at all stages. This will make sure that people`s social and mental well being is supported as well as their physical health. Set up an environment suitable for those with cognitive or sensory impairment, such as appropriate signage, colour schemes and fabrics. Review staffing levels and assess the dependency of people using the service as their needs change and new people move in. This will make sure that there is the right number of staff available at busy times, so that people always receive the support they need. Monitor staff training and development, and provide regular supervision. This will ensure staff fulfil the aims of the home and meet the changing needs of people using the service. Develop effective quality assurance audits and include the views of people using the service and professionals. The provider must visit the service at least once a month, and prepare a written report on the conduct of the service to make sure the service improves for the benefit of people using the service.