Inspection on 20/12/06 for Maple Lodge
Also see our care home review for Maple Lodge for more information
This inspection was carried out on 20th December 2006.
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
Care plans provided comprehensive information, relating to the individuals care needs, and also contained details with regards to the support and assistance required to ensure that service users were able to live an active and fulfilled lifestyle. There was a positive emphasis focused of social activities and social inclusion. The management of staff rotas ensured flexibility in providing an effective service. The homes practices and the staffs approach promoted the health and welfare of the individual service user. The environment was conducive to meeting the needs of the service user group. Appropriate aids and adaptations were in place to assist individuals who have restricted mobility. Staff were seen laughing and joking with the service users in a warm and affectionate manner. Service users looked very well groomed with a lot of attention paid to personal hygiene care.
What has improved since the last inspection?
With reference to past inspection reports the home continues to provide a high standard of care, demonstrating that the service is led by the needs of the service users. There has been new furniture provided in the lounge downstairs, which has also been fully redecorated to a high standard with good quality fixtures and fittings. New French windows have been installed, allowing for easy access into the well-maintained gardens. The quiet lounge downstairs is to be decorated with a `pub` theme. Doors are to be painted with a colour theme for easy access for dementia sufferers and doorknockers are to be fixed giving a more homely feel. New bed linen is on order.
What the care home could do better:
There were no requirements or recommendations made on this key inspection. The home continues to meet all the National Minimum Standards.