Inspection on 20/06/07 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 20th June 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
People living in the home are treated respectfully. People living in the home are supported to maintain their independence and enduring interests which enhances their quality of life. Residents benefit from a varied and nutritious diet. People are encouraged to maintain links with their family, friends and local community. People living in the home and their relatives can be confident that their concerns will be listened to and acted upon. Residents have clean, attractive, well furnished and comfortable surroundings to live in and enjoy. The home is managed by a competent person to provide direction and guidance to ensure residents receive consistent quality care. Comments from residents and relatives include · `I only have praise for Meadowview at all points eg. Management, all staff and the building a lovely bright warm and friendly place.` · `I have everything I need here` · `The food is top quality and is prepared and served to a high standard.`
What has improved since the last inspection?
The systems for the safe management of medicines has improved which should protect residents from the potential harm from medication errors. Robust recruitment procedures are in place to make sure that staff have the necessary pre employment checks to protect residents from harm.
What the care home could do better:
Arrangements must be made to ensure prospective residents have a full assessment of their needs and abilities recorded before they move into the home. This is to make sure that prospective residents can be confident that the home can meet their needs. Systems must be in place to identify any risk to the health or well being of people living in the home and must include details of how any identified risk can be reduced. This must include the risk of weight loss and poor nutrition.This is to make sure that risks to the health or well being of residents are identified and reduced. Systems must be in place to identify any risk to the health or well being of people living in the home and must include details of how any identified risk can be reduced. This must include the risk of weight loss and poor nutrition. This is to make sure that risks to the health or well being of residents are identified and reduced. Arrangements must be made for all staff to have training in recognising and responding to abuse. This is to ensure that people living in the home are safeguarded form the risk of abuse. Accurate records of the staff duty rota must be kept showing which staff are on duty at any time during the day and night and in what capacity. Records must show the actual hours worked by each staff member in the care home. Staff hours undertaken in Meadow View Bungalows Domiciliary Care service must not be reflected as staff hours in the care home. This is to make sure we can establish the actual staff hours available for meeting the needs of residents in the care home. Arrangements must be made for all staff to have up to date mandatory training in Fire Safety and Manual Handling. This is to ensure that people in the home are protected from the risk of harm. Arrangements must be made to check the safety the Gas Appliances in the home. A current Gas Safety certificate confirming safety must be available for inspection in the home. This is to promote the safety of people in the home. Systems must be in place to ensure that all parts of the home to which residents have access are so far as reasonably practicable free from hazards to their safety. Unnecessary risks to the health and safety of residents must be identified and as far as possible eliminated. This is to make sure that people living in the home are protected from harm.