Inspection on 03/08/05 for The Beeches
Also see our care home review for The Beeches for more information
This inspection was carried out on 3rd August 2005.
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
The registered providers provide a homely environment for service users which is kept clean and comfortable. Staff said that they are offered lots of training opportunities and this will be reviewed at the next inspection. Staff were seen to be assisting service users with understanding and patience on the day of inspection. Service users said they were generally happy and well cared for and their visitors confirmed this view.
What has improved since the last inspection?
Since the last inspection a number of requirements and recommendations have been met, particularly in developing and amending policies and procedures. The new registered providers have also started to make changes to the home including fitting new wooden floors and lighting to communal areas and redecorated the dining area and a couple of bedrooms. There are plans to make further changes in coming months.The home has another new manager who has brought new ideas and is currently working alongside staff to get to know the staff team and residents living in the home.
What the care home could do better:
A good amount of work needs to be undertaken to develop care planning and risk assessment processes so that they are individualised and used effectively by staff to meet identified care needs. Procedures for the re-ordering of medication must improve. There needs to be a regular activity programme. Staff would benefit from training on the Mistreatment of Vulnerable Adults. An overview of bedroom door locks and other restrictions around the home must be addressed including the replacement of locks to promote independence and choice in the home. The manager must apply for registration and enrol on the Registered Managers Award.