Inspection on 17/10/05 for Stratfield Lodge Residential Home
Also see our care home review for Stratfield Lodge Residential Home for more information
This inspection was carried out on 17th October 2005.
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 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
Residents reported that the staff team were kind, supportive and aware of their care needs. The said that call bells were promptly answered and that staff were always available should they need assistance. The home was found to be in good decorative order and well maintained. The home was also found to be clean and residents said that the standards of cleanliness were always maintained. All of the residents spoken with said that the food provide was of a good standard.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The home`s administrator informed that some of the recording systems had been improved with task recording sheets that make it easier to monitor health needs of residents. The range of activities in the afternoon has been changed to suit the current resident population needs. The windows have all been checked to ensure that there is no possibility of a resident falling from a window. Additional staffing of an awake as opposed to sleep-in staffing is now provided.
What the care home could do better:
The care assessment for one resident could be expanded to provide a better account of their mental health needs and history. The care plan should indicate the way staff should approach behaviours identified in the assessment. Care plans could be developed to be more "user friendly" for the staff.