Inspection on 15/11/05 for Priory Road
Also see our care home review for Priory Road for more information
This inspection was carried out on 15th 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 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 9 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 service continues to work positively with all service users and priority is given to meeting each individuals needs. Service users confirmed that all staff were extremely supportive and sensitive to their needs and wishes. They said that they could relate well to staff in the comfortable and relaxing environment of the home. Staff encouraged and supported service users with taking responsibility for their own lives and worked closely with each individual to achieve daily goals and aspirations. Daily feelings meetings identified any anxieties or concerns and coping mechanisms were then developed to ensure that each person could work towards their goals without dependence on alcohol. On-going support, that service users say is invaluable, continues to be provided by the floating support worker once service users leave the home to live in the local community. Service users said they were happy and comfortable in their rooms and they were pleased with the redecoration programme underway at the home. More bedrooms were to be decorated in the near future and it is planned for a walk in shower to be installed in the bathroom. The personal and health care needs of each person had been identified and service users had been supported with medical appointments and admissions to hospital as and when required. Specialist advice had been sought when needed and links had been developed and maintained with several other agencies such as health, education, housing, benefits and employment. The home is well managed and all staff employed by the home had the required skills to work sensitively and proactively with each service user. The manager was keen to develop the service further to ensure that they can continue to meet the changing needs of their client group.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The kitchen, dining room and one bedroom had been redecorated. The hall, stairs and landing were in the process of being redecorated at the time of the inspection. The garden areas had been tidied and repairs had been made to the fencing leading to the rear garden. Some of the records had been updated to ensure that they contained the required information and risk assessments had been completed for all cleaning substances used in the home. Portable electrical appliances had been checked and weekly tests had been conducted of the fire alarm system.
What the care home could do better:
Ensure that service users are only admitted to the home following receipt of a fully completed full needs assessment from the referring social worker. Ensure that care plans are kept up to date and contain all of the required information and documentation. Ensure that all records required by the regulations and standards for the service are maintained. Complete detailed written risk assessments for all areas of the home.