Inspection on 30/11/05 for Rivendell [Christchurch]
Also see our care home review for Rivendell [Christchurch] for more information
This inspection was carried out on 30th November 2005.
CSCI has not published a star rating for this report, though using similar criteria we estimate that the report is Poor. 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 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
Mrs Ridyard has begun to develop a programme of activities which interest the resident, this has been done in conjunction with staff who know her well at the day centre, this is giving the resident opportunities to participate in activities appropriate to her age. Mrs Ridyard is able to demonstrate that she understands the daily routines and the pace of life the resident prefers. There is clear recording of the way the resident in the home prefers to be supported and her communication needs, which mean that the resident is able to have the care she needs in the way, she likes. The home is clean, hygienic and homely providing a positive environment for the residents who live there.
What has improved since the last inspection?
At the conclusion of the inspection in May 2005 there were 2 requirements and 3 recommendations. The registered provider has arranged for an occupational therapist to assess the home and has started to implement the recommendations made. Aids and adaptations have been provided in the home. This person has had an individual assessment and the equipment was provided before she moved in.
What the care home could do better:
At the conclusion of this inspection there are 5 requirements and 2 recommendations. The resident who is now living in the home long term has a higher level of physical care needs than the previous resident, they are less independent and require more support. This means that the registered provider must be more specific in risk management strategies specifically around their health care needs and in relation to activities both inside and outside the home. Mrs Ridyard is supporting the resident to take risks but lacks the details in writing to support her action, which could put both the provider and the resident at risk. The home has a policy on medication but further guidance must be sought to ensure that it is correctly stored. This is important in safeguarding both the resident and the provider. The registered provider must look into training, which will keep her updated on current good practice and develop her management skills. Work is still needed on the homes qualityassurance system and this requirement is being repeated for the 3rd time. It is important that the provider is able to demonstrate to interested parties that the home is run in the best interests of the residents. The provider must also be up to date with training in regard to safe working practices such as first aid, food hygiene and infection control. The registered provider needs to develop a policy on ageing, illness and death; she also needs to develop a policy in relation to resident`s finances.