Inspection on 01/07/05 for Lodge Lane Nursing Home
Also see our care home review for Lodge Lane Nursing Home for more information
This inspection was carried out on 1st July 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
Lodge Lane provides a welcoming, homely environment and is well maintained both internally and externally. Residents` health needs are well met, by detailed pre - admission assessments completed by the manager and service manager. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and approachable and residents feel comfortable in approaching staff for information or help. Care is of a good standard and residents` comments support this. The registered manager has supernumerary hours and supports the staff team. There is a regular programme of recreational, educational and social activities available to residents with staff support. Residents are encouraged to maintain their independence and lifestyles taking account of individual risks. Healthy risk taking is encouraged. The manager is committed to improving the standards of services and facilities at Lodge Lane care home.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The management of the home has been enhanced by the recruitment of an experienced deputy manager and the registered manager and staff having regular supernumerary time. The staff team have leadership, guidance and supervision and are responsible for record keeping for individual residents. There is a positive working partnership between the staff team. Fire equipment has been upgraded to provide a safer environment for residents to live in.
What the care home could do better:
Residents could be better informed about the policy on having pets in the home.