Inspection on 17/01/06 for Southfields
Also see our care home review for Southfields for more information
This inspection was carried out on 17th January 2006.
CSCI has not published a star rating for this report, though using similar criteria we estimate that the report is Excellent. 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 made no statutory requirements on the home as a result of this inspection and there were no outstanding actions from the previous inspection report.
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What the care home does well
The home provides a comfortable, relaxed and stable environment for people who require varying degrees of respite care. There are various systems in place to assess the needs of the residents and staff showed a high level of awareness of how to make best use of this information. Staff commented on the high level of support provided by the manager, area manager and team leaders for work, training and personal issues. Quality assurance is given a high priority and any feedback from residents and/or their families or advocates is acted upon. The general management of the home and completion of records are of a high standard.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The issue regarding amending the Statement of Purpose over one resident`s care is no longer applicable as that resident has moved to a long term placement. The environment has been considerably improved by an intensive programme of redecoration by the maintenance man, and the choice of pictures and floral displays by staff and clients. Ground floor windows have been provided with restrictors.
What the care home could do better:
There are still some areas around the home which require attention but these are gradually being attended to.