Inspection on 20/04/05 for Maplin House
Also see our care home review for Maplin House for more information
This inspection was carried out on 20th April 2005.
CSCI has not published a star rating for this report, though using similar criteria we estimate that the report is Adequate. 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 found there to be outstanding requirements from the previous inspection report but made no statutory requirements on the home.
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What the care home does well
Staff appeared to deliver good personal care to residents and treat residents with dignity and respect. The residents look well cared for, happy living in the home. The communication between staff and residents appeared upbeat and positive. Some residents attend a day centre each week. At the time of inspection the deputy manager was in charge of the home and able to assist in the inspection process. The deputy manager appeared to have good insight into residents needs and had started to introduced meetings to seek the views and opinions of staff working in the home.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The home has new carpets, which have made the home more welcoming, bright and free from offensive odours and installed wheelchair ramps for easy access
What the care home could do better:
The home did not met requirements regarding staff recruitment checks and staff training in relation to protection of vulnerable adults (POVA). This is a serious issue and places residents at risk. And immediate notice was given on 25th April 2005 to the home and registered provider. The home must appoint a suitable experienced manager to run the home. Regular visits to the home need to be done by the home`s manager to make sure they know how the home operates. The home must ensure robust recruitment of staff to protect residents` from potential harm. The home must ensure all staff receives appropriate training, support and protection of vulnerable adults training. All residents should have regular appointments with health professionals including opticians, dentist and audiologist. All staff records and monies should be available for inspection at all times. The registered provider should not admit any residents to the home until the home`s future is stable. The registered provider should provide transport to take service users out to appointments and clubs. Plans on how staff meet residents needs must be reviewed monthly to ensure residents changing needs are met. The list of staff on duty must include staff surnames.