Inspection on 04/01/06 for Sunningdale House
Also see our care home review for Sunningdale House for more information
This inspection was carried out on 4th January 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
All of the service users spoken with and questionnaires said they liked living at Sunningdale House, they felt safe, liked the food and felt that staff treated them well. Comments included; - `Very happy here.` - `Treated like a newborn baby.` - ` Staff are very kind.` - `I feel very lucky to live in this home. Activities are excellent. I have been on some very good trips and enjoy the entertainment.` - ` Everything`s ok.` - ` It`s a lovely home, very clean.` - `You can take or leave the activities, you have the choice.` - ` I prefer to spend time in my room, I like my music.` Relatives and visitors made the following comments; - ` I have visited many care homes over many years. Sunningdale House is second to none.` - `It`s always clean here.` - `Always made welcome when we visit.` Staff spoke to service users with respect and were seen knocking on bedroom doors. The decoration and furnishings in the home are personal and homely. Some service users have brought their own possessions with them. The home has large landscaped gardens to the front and rear of the home and several of the bedrooms have patio doors, which lead out, onto small patio areas that then lead to the larger gardens. The garden areas are generally accessible to those with reduced mobility or those who require using a wheelchair. The home has a designated activities person who organises an impressive range of social leisure and cultural activities according to service users preferences and lifestyles. The activities exceed the minimum standards. The service users said that their lives are flexible and they can choose what to do on a daily basis. Recruitment arrangements are robust and therefore service users are protected. Staff are experienced and trained. The manager provides clear leadership and provides the home with stability and a commitment to continue to improve the quality of life of the service users. Staffing levels are appropriate to the needs of the service users.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The menus are in more detail and care plans have improved regarding nutritional needs. The garden fence and overgrown shrubs have been cut back and repaired. A gardener has been employed. A new carpet has been provided on the middle floor and a heavy-duty carpet near the kitchen dining room. New curtains in the lounge and a cordoned smoking area provided.
What the care home could do better:
Menus still need to provide more detail and catering staff would benefit from training on older people`s nutrition. Fortifying foods such as butter and full fat yoghurts should be available. One area of medication must improve. Care plans are in good detail and nutritional action has improved. However more detail is needed on the content of special diets. Information was provided to the home following the inspection. Financial care plans are not assessed or in place for service users who may require them.