Inspection on 21/06/07 for St Marys Nursing Home
Also see our care home review for St Marys Nursing Home for more information
This inspection was carried out on 21st June 2007.
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 Registered Providers had provided a statement of purpose and Residents Guide to the Home, and all new Residents applying to the Home would be appropriately assessed by the Manager before an admission was arranged. The Registered Provider/Manager and staff were found to be attentive and supportive of the Residents, and completed a very good level of administration to support this level of care. The Residents spoken to also said how helpful staff were to them, which was observed during this visit to the Home. Residents were found to be well protected by the Complaints procedure and the Safeguarding Adults procedure in the Home. The Home was found to be very well maintained throughout. Very good levels of care staffing were provided to meet the needs of all Residents. All of the administrative arrangements to ensure that the Home met the standards set by law were found to be in place.
What has improved since the last inspection?
At the time of the last inspection, in January 2006, only two Requirements were set for the Registered Providers and Manager to meet. The first was to replace a badly worn carpet, which had been done, and the second was to improve the quality of the recording of the administration of medication, which had again also been done.
What the care home could do better:
No Requirements have been set following this visit to the Home, however, a number of Recommendations were set. The statement of purpose and Residents Guide needed to be improved to ensure they contained information about the physical environmental Standards met by the Home. All the care plans of Residents must be maintained up to date, and the Manager should indicate in Residents files when she had reviewed them. All concerns and complaints must be appropriately recorded in the Complaints Record book. A policy should be provided stating that staff cannot not benefit in any way from Residents wills.