Inspection on 23/02/06 for Reinwood Avenue
Also see our care home review for Reinwood Avenue for more information
This inspection was carried out on 23rd February 2006.
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 7 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 offers a pleasant `homely` environment with plenty of space for residents to remain independent of each other if they wish to do so. Staff showed a good understanding of residents` preferences and needs through observation and familiarity and were observed to have a pleasant relaxed approach when working with residents. The staff had used information from the previous placement to help them understand the residents` communication signals. Individual diaries provide details of daily activities and events in each resident`s life. The kitchen was well stocked with fresh produce and meals were freshly cooked by staff. Health care was well documented.
What has improved since the last inspection?
Cluttered areas in the bathroom and the laundry had been cleared. The work recommended by the fire safety officer has been completed and approved.
What the care home could do better:
There must be a care plan for each resident which identifies their full range of needs, sets goals and includes a plan of action. When the progress of care plans is reviewed the person carrying out the review should be commenting on what and who has supported their judgement. Documentation must be written in a legible hand, signed and dated. The layout and storage of records is disorganised and should be reviewed to improve access to information and allow for cross referencing. Care files should be set out in a way to allow ease of access to information. It is recommended that all information concerning care be held together in one indexed and sectioned file. Risk assessments must be backed up by a clear dated action plan with evidence to show that they are reviewed. The underlying cause of the increased odour in one of the bedrooms should be closely monitored and action taken to resolve the problem. Staff should receive further training and support on care planning. It is recommended that an induction check system be introduced for staff employed in the home on a sessional basis.