Inspection on 17/10/05 for Mabbs Hall Nursing Home
Also see our care home review for Mabbs Hall Nursing Home for more information
This inspection was carried out on 17th October 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
The environment is attractively decorated and furnished. Everywhere was clean, bright and airy. Care plans seen were comprehensive with clear interventions recorded which were updated and evaluated regularly. Daily records were good with reference to residents` moods and psychological state as well as their physical needs. The induction records of staff and the ongoing training programme showed a wide cover of subjects and skills. A recently appointed deputy manager is taking the lead in clinical care and is developing areas of special interest such as an oral hygiene assessment and updating care of diabetic residents. There is a weekly programme of activities that is managed by an activities coordinator. In addition special events are celebrated and outings undertaken. The co-ordinator also spends some time with individual residents who may not want to participate in group activities. Several residents and visitors commented on the high standard of the food in the home. The lunch that was served looked well presented and appetising.
What has improved since the last inspection?
Work has been done in the garden to allow level access throughout and a pergola and seating area have been constructed. There are plans to make a sensory garden in one area next spring. The service has gained the Investors in People award this year and celebrated with a party for all staff and residents. A programme of internal redecoration has been completed and the communal areas and corridors look fresh and cheerful.
What the care home could do better:
Two staff files seen lacked evidence of proof of identity although all the other checks were present. The correct maintenance of the Controlled Drugs (CDs) book needs to be addressed. Residents` files and assessments are generally well completed but details of a resident`s final wishes should be included. Plated meal being taken to residents who choose not to eat in the dining room should be covered during transportation.