Inspection on 01/11/06 for Strawberry Field
Also see our care home review for Strawberry Field for more information
This inspection was carried out on 1st November 2006.
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 found no outstanding requirements from the previous inspection report, but made 2 statutory requirements (actions the home must comply with) as a result of this inspection.
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What the care home does well
Strawberry Fields feels very homely and is generally well looked after. People living there say they like it, feel well cared for and feel safe there. They have a good rapport with the senior member of staff and can say what they think is good about the home and what could be changed. Residents have lots of things to do, inside and outside the home, and are encouraged to join in the day-to-day routine, cooking, cleaning and shopping as well as decorating and gardening. Overall, Strawberry Fields is a good service and offers people who live there a good lifestyle. Staff are to be commended for their efforts.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The bedrooms have new carpets and there has been some decoration inside and outside. The owners have made a website so that people can find out things about them and about the homes they run, including Strawberry Fields, by using a computer and the Internet.
What the care home could do better:
The home is doing well but there are some things that could be improved. There are no locks on bedroom doors so people cannot have keys to lock up their own rooms. The way that care is reviewed could be improved. This needs to happen more often and needs to look at the areas set out in people`s care plans. Staff write down things about the care they have given. These records also need to match the things that care plans and assessments say should happen as well as recording day-to-day activities like they do know. The manager needs to check these records sometimes to make sure that things are written properly and professionally. Residents discuss and sign some of their records but may need extra explanation to make sure they can understand the things they sign. Other people should be involved in helping residents make decisions about spending lots of money on things like holidays, especially when they will be paying for staff to go. This would be so that residents have the holidays they would like and can afford and that important people connected with them and their care, know what is going on. Staff have training, but one person should have some formal training in how to manage tablets properly and safely for residents. Training records need to be kept up to date. Sometimes staff spend a lot of time working on shifts in the home and in the art barn. This means that they could get tired after they have done this for some time, and might not be so good at understanding and supporting residents. This means that the duty roster should be looked at and reviewed from time to time to make sure that it is alright for the staff and the residents.