Inspection on 02/12/05 for Meadow View Care Centre
Also see our care home review for Meadow View Care Centre for more information
This inspection was carried out on 2nd December 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
The home is a new purpose built building of high standard and well maintained. The furnishings are of good quality, the corridors are bright and airy and the views of the garden and of the local school playing grounds provide an open feeling. The gardens are accessible to service users and staff and service users commented on how they were able to use them in the summer. The bedrooms are all single, large and roomy with en-suite facilities, a particularly nice feature are the doors on to the garden. One resident said that he loved his room, enjoyed having his own things around him, and that his daughter visited him regularly and was made to feel welcome.
What has improved since the last inspection?
There is now a controlled drug book in use. Residents who are nutritionally at risk are now being weighed and plans are in place to meet these needs. The manager is now keeping The Commission informed of events that affect the well being of residents. Accidents are now being recorded in the accident book.
What the care home could do better:
The improvements required in the home are primarily focused around the provision of dementia care and medication administration. The staff do not work with residents with dementia in a way that focuses on their individual needs. On the day of the inspection whilst there were sufficient staff on duty, there was little visible evidence that staff knew how to interact with service users with dementia and staff need to be provided with the skills and knowledge to pro-actively do this. The staff must be trained in dementia care, recognition and reporting of abuse and must complete their induction programme and training. Care plans, needs assessments and risk assessments are not sufficient to meet the needs of people with dementia who are resident at the home. The provision of activities, social involvement or entertainment should be improved. Practices for the recording of administration of medication are still unsafe. This is particularly concerning as there have been shortfalls in the recording of medication at previous inspections.