Inspection on 11/03/08 for Mont Calm Lydd
Also see our care home review for Mont Calm Lydd for more information
This inspection was carried out on 11th March 2008.
CSCI found this care home to be providing an Poor service.
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
Residents are supported by a care team who are caring and respectful towards them. The home has adequate personal and communal spaces to meet residents` needs. There is also a secure garden area. People living in the home are supported in maintaining contact with family and friends.
What has improved since the last inspection?
Since the last inspection a number of improvements have been made to the home. For example, carpets have been cleaned or renewed, hot water outlets have had temperature control valves fitted, curtains have been replaced, damaged furniture has been repaired or replaced, testing of portable appliances has been carried out. Weekly health and safety checks are now being conducted and a maintenance log maintained. Staff members are now receiving regular supervision. Quality assurance questionnaires have been sent out to relatives and other health care professionals, and the registered provider is making monthly visits and submitting his reports to the CSCI.
What the care home could do better:
The work to make fixed electrical installations safe must be commenced as per the confirmed date of week commencing 31/03/08 and evidence of completion forwarded to the CSCI. Nutritional screening of residents must be undertaken periodically and care plans revised accordingly with records of weight gain or loss and the action taken recorded. A review of risk assessments must be undertaken and recorded particularly in regards to the prevention of falls and the appropriate action taken. People living in the home would benefit from care workers attending training for "working with people with a dementia" and care of the dying. Staffing rotas should address gender issues and privacy and dignity when providing personal care. The promotion of residents` health and welfare would benefit by the implementation of practice meetings and open discussion between management and staff in a professional manner.