Inspection on 18/10/06 for Sloe Hill Residential Care Home Limited
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This inspection was carried out on 18th October 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
Committed staff work well to try to provide a personalised service to older people who have varied, and changing needs. Care plans were good; clear and precise. They were reviewed regularly and had, where possible, service user and family involvement. The staff team work hard to ensure the service wherever possible is provided with dignity and respect. A rota system is currently in operation has all service users are currently sharing only one bathroom. The home has a comprehensive complaints procedure in place. A record is maintained of complaints made, detailing actions and outcomes as necessary. Service users are in safe hands, and are protected by the home`s recruitment policy and practices.
What has improved since the last inspection?
Low surface temperature radiator covers and thermostatic valves have been applied to some radiators but not all. The inspector saw a copy of the Legionella test certificate. An electrical safety test has now been completed of the building.Automatic doors closes have now been fitted where necessary and are working effectively. Risk assessments on the use of hoists have been completed, and all hoist slings have been checked regularly.
What the care home could do better:
Four requirements and one recommendation remains outstanding from the previous inspection. The registered manager, and proprietor have been slow to meet important requirements from previous inspections i.e. gas and electrical testing. There also concern with regard to residents having only one bathroom to access, which is in breech of the Care standards act 2002.