Inspection on 05/12/07 for Maplin House
Also see our care home review for Maplin House for more information
This inspection was carried out on 5th December 2007.
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 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 manager provides people with up to date information about the service and carries out an assessment of their needs before admission takes place. People can expect to have a range of activities offered to them both inside the home and within the local community. Trips out in the homes mini-bus are arranged on a rota system. People can be confident that their concerns are dealt with appropriately and regular meetings are held at the home for the residents and staff. The manager provides a clean and comfortable environment for people to live in.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The manager has reviewed the homes Statement of Purpose and Service User Guide. Care plans now promote residents safety and include risk assessments and plans to minimise any identified risks. The menu and nutrition records have improved and now provide more detailThe complaints system, including the whistle blowing procedure has been made more easily available to staff and t he manager has developed the quality assurance system to include the views of all interested parties and the system is now in use. The manager now allocates specific staff to carry out domestic and cooking tasks.
What the care home could do better:
The manager should always carry out her own pre-admission assessment. The care plans must clearly show staff the level of assistance that people need. All instructions from health professionals must be carried out and the manager must make sure that staff know when, how and why to give residents as and when (PRN) medication. Changes to the menu should be written up so that the manager and staff can be sure that residents receive a healthy balanced diet. The manager must make sure that all the employment checks have been carried out and are satisfactory before a person is allowed to work in the home and all staff must receive regular support and supervision from the manager.