Inspection on 15/05/07 for Sunnymeade
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This inspection was carried out on 15th May 2007.
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 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
Residents spoken with are generally very happy with the care and support they receive at the home. Care plans contained some good detail including resident`s individual preferences. They promote independence and suggest opportunities for encouragement. The home has its own activities co-ordinator and a variety of activities that meet resident`s individual preferences and needs. Residents are looking forward to planned events such as the gardening competition and summer fete. Residents enjoy their mealtimes. The food was tasty, plentiful and looked appetising. Residents confirmed that they always have a choice of dishes Staff were observed being kind and caring. They demonstrated a good awareness of resident`s preferences and needs. One relative spoken with commented that that staff are kind and know their relative well. Staff were observed offering choices to residents.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The information leaflet `Welcome to Somerset Care` has been produced in Braille, DVD format, and large print since the previous inspection. Since the previous inspection, the complaints procedure has been produced in Braille, DVD format and large print. There have been a number of improvements to the home since the previous inspection. A number of rooms have been re-decorated. In a number of rooms and areas, new furniture and soft furnishings have been purchased and new carpets and flooring have been fitted. The home has recruited more domestic staff and as a result the home the standard of cleanliness was much higher. The home has increased the number of care staff on duty since the previous inspection to ensure that residents` needs are met appropriately.
What the care home could do better:
The home should ensure that prospective service user`s needs are assessed accurately to ensure that the home can meet their needs appropriately. The home must ensure that care plans are reviewed, updated and actioned to ensure that the resident`s current needs are being met appropriately. The home must ensure that risk assessments are accurate when they are updated to reflect resident`s changing needs and to minimise the risk to the resident and staff. There were a number of shortfalls relating to the recording of administration of medication. The home must review its procedures to safeguard residents. The home must ensure that one identified radiator is guarded to ensure that residents are not at risk of burns. The home should ensure that the practice of providing urine bottles does not compromise infection control policies. The home should ensure that there is a clear audit trail so that the resident`s monies are safeguarded. The home should ensure that fire exits are kept clear, to minimise the risk of harm to residents and staff in the event of a fire.