Inspection on 28/10/05 for Medihands Healthcare (2)
Also see our care home review for Medihands Healthcare (2) for more information
This inspection was carried out on 28th October 2005.
CSCI has not published a star rating for this report, though using similar criteria we estimate that the report is Good. 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. These are things the inspector asked to be changed, but found they had not done. The inspector also made 2 statutory requirements (actions the home must comply with) as a result of this inspection.
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What the care home does well
The home provides a warm and comfortable environment for younger people with mental health problems to lead a full and `normal` lifestyle suited to their day-to-day needs and recognising their specific requirements. Service users are encouraged to engage with the local community - attending resource centres, clubs, and accessing everyday community facilities but have the `security` of the home to return to, which clearly for some, is a vital resort without which their security and sense of stability would be compromised.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The bathroom has been refurbished with new fittings, a new shower and bathroom furniture. The kitchen ceiling has been redecorated. The rest of the accommodation has been maintained to a reasonable level. The proprietor / manager has updated the Complaints Procedure and modified the home`s Abuse (Vulnerable adults) Policy. Medication Guidance Profiles with regard to `when required` medication has been enhanced.
What the care home could do better:
Only two requirements are set at this inspection; one relating to the increase in First Aid training for staff members - as they are individually left `in charge` of the home, all staff must be trained and competent in First Aid to address any accident / crisis emergency which may arise; the second related to the home`s policies and procedures being signed and dated by the [proprietor to indicate ownership and currency. Recommendations relate to a couple of issues raised by service users - and one in their regard observed by the inspector. All (they relate to the use of the home`s washing machine / the type of bread provided / the use of communal space `out of hours`) may well be of a minor nature bit underpin the general operational philosophy of the conduct of the home. Further recommendations relate to the need for 50% of care staff to be trained minimally to NVQ level 2 in Care by the end of 2005 and for the manager also to evidence compliance with the NVQ Registered Managers Award competencies within the same timeframe. Finally the home should increase the number of fire drill held at the home to ensure that all staff members are clearly familiar with the steps to take in an emergency - on at least an annual basis.