Inspection on 04/07/06 for Parkfield Rest Home
Also see our care home review for Parkfield Rest Home for more information
This inspection was carried out on 4th July 2006.
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
Parkfield is a small friendly home that provides a good basic service and meets the majority of the key standards. The home is able to meet the needs of the current service users. The staff team has remained stable, which helps to provide continuity of care. A good diverse mix of nationalities are employed among the staff team, which brings different cultural experiences into the home. The home is clean and provides a comfortable and homely environment. Service users are helped to lead as normal a life as possible and enjoy going out into the community independently. Staff and residents also go out together as a group using public transport for day trips which are planned often on the spur of the moment. Service users said that they enjoyed the meals and have a mixture of home cooked food, takeaways and meals out. Routines in the home are flexible and centred round the needs of the service users. The new admission to the home was admitted following a good pre-admission assessment, an introductory visit and was offered a trial stay. A review had been organised to decide if the placement was suitable. The service user felt he benefited from a good admission process.
What has improved since the last inspection?
There were very few requirements and recommendations from the last inspection, however little progress has been made with outstanding requirements. A copy of the combined statement of purpose and service user guide is now available. The document is quite basic but does include the information required.
What the care home could do better:
Adult protection training must be provided for the staff. The senior staff must be prioritised. An up to date version of the local authority No Secrets guidance should be obtained. This is outstanding from the last inspection. The electrical system and appliances are in need of re-testing by a qualified electrician. The staff must remember to keep the information in the care plans up to date. The plans must be up dated and reviewed at least once a month. All medication must be kept secure in lockable facilities.