Inspection on 07/11/05 for Osborne House
Also see our care home review for Osborne House for more information
This inspection was carried out on 7th November 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 no outstanding requirements from the previous inspection report, but made 5 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 staff provide regular information and updates on the progress of the building works at Osborne House to reassure the residents about the delays in the move. All residents have been consulted about the interior decor of Osborne House and the choice of furnishings. The refurbished Osborne House will provide small kitchens on the first and second floor which will encourage residents to develop their cookery skills and maintain their independence. All bedrooms will be single and have ensuite bathrooms and will be decorated to a colour scheme chosen by the individual resident.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The monitoring of a residents nutritional state had significantly improved and the inspector was able to see the physical improvements the individual had made with support from staff. The organisation has finished the major part of the refurbishment of Osborne House.
What the care home could do better:
The organisation was issued an immediate requirement in regard to Osborne House, to address a number of issues in regard to the safety of the home before residents take up occupation. See standards 24 to 30 and standard 42. Confirmation was required that the home would meet the advice and guidance given by Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service and Environmental Health. The organisation was required to confirm in writing within 10 working days that that the fire safety issue, and other of other areas of concern were addressed. The manager of the home is required to be registered. The home is recommended to ensure that there is a continuous selfmonitoring, quality assurance system in place for seeking the views of residents, and in measuring the success of how the home achieves its aims and objectives.