Inspection on 01/06/05 for Magenta
Also see our care home review for Magenta for more information
This inspection was carried out on 1st June 2005.
CSCI has not published a star rating for this report, though using similar criteria we estimate that the report is Excellent. 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 Home provides a spacious, comfortable and homely environment in which the service users are able to develop new skills and maximise their independence. It is proactive in the way it identifies and meets the needs of the service users. There are high staffing levels and the Company provides excellent support for staff at all levels. It is innovative in the way it motivates both the staff and the service users. The Home demonstrates exemplary practice in the way it manages challenging behaviours and builds on the strengths of the service users. There is an excellent system for the organisation of training and development within the company that links the needs of the service users to the training programme and staff supervision. The quality assurance systems are excellent and the company and the Home continuously strive for excellence.
What has improved since the last inspection?
Policies and procedures have been reviewed. New policies and procedures for transfer of staff within the company and management of alcohol in the workplace have been introduced. Job description training has been undertaken and job descriptions have been re-written with input from all staff There is a new format for the monthly newsletters that are sent to care managers and relatives. There is now an interesting, easy to read, colour newsletter. There are new formats for the recording of both individual and team objectives. Staff have attended person centred planning workshops. There is a new service audit format that contains a fifty-seven point check list that can be used in accordance with Regulation 26 requirements. The independence levels of the service users have again improved. There is a more relaxed atmosphere in the Home.
What the care home could do better:
The Home could consider ways of helping some of the service users to move towards self-medication.