Inspection on 26/07/06 for Manor Farm House Residential Home
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This inspection was carried out on 26th July 2006.
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 home employs caring and attentive staff who are much appreciated by the residents. "The staff are always kind and helpful" said one, and "you only have to ask and its done" said another. "The staff are very good when I need something." "The care and attention I receive by all the staff is excellent." The home asks new residents for their views on how the home managed their admission. This is good practice and part of the quality assurance policy to continually improve the home. The home has put staff through a comprehensive dementia care training programme which enables staff to provide the most appropriate care for those with that condition. Residents and the home are well supported by the doctors and nurses of the local practice and by the hospital consultant responsible for dementia patients The home provides a varied traditional menu of well-cooked food, which on the day of the visit was pleasing and looked appetising. There is an excellent Fire Risk Assessment which meets the new Fire Precautions Regulations. The home encourages visitors to use an anti-bacterial gel to clean their hands when entering and leaving the home. This is to reduce any spread of infection.
What has improved since the last inspection?
Procedures for the recording of the use of over the counter medicines have been tightened to make sure all instances are recorded. Parts of the home have been redecorated which has improved the general appearance of those areas. Training of staff in the policy and procedures of adult protection has been undertaken as part of staff meetings. The staff are now better trained to care for people with dementia, after all care staff undertook an accredited training course.
What the care home could do better:
The home needs a substantial programme of redecoration and re-furbishment. This has started but is only progressing slowly, as the decorator is only employed for two days a week. This programme needs to be continued and, if possible accelerated, to improve hygiene, reduce the risk of cross-infection, and to brighten up the home for the residents. No towels or incontinence aids must be kept on open shelves in a bathroom. Incontinence aids should be more discreetly stored than on top of a wardrobe in the resident`s bedroom. No new employees must be taken on until all references have been received in writing, and until a record of the CRB certificate or POVA list search result has been received. All care staff must receive one-to-one supervision sessions at least six times a year. These sessions must be recorded in the person`s file. In hot weather, residents should have access to fluids at all times. It would greatly benefit the residents if a second assisted bath was installed.