Inspection on 05/06/06 for The Branksome Park
Also see our care home review for The Branksome Park for more information
This inspection was carried out on 5th June 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 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
An assessment undertaken before admission ensures that the resident knows that the home they are moving into will meet their needs. All residents have individual care plans and their health care needs are fully met. The staff treat residents with respect and provide encouragement to pursue their own lifestyle, where feasible, and to make choices about their daily lives. There is a varied activities programme for those residents who want to participate. The staff encourage friends and relatives to visit and to maintain contact with the home. Both service users and relatives say that visitors are made welcome. Residents are offered a menu that provides a varied and well balanced diet. The residents who commented on the food said it was `good`, `excellent` and `couldn`t be better`. As well as the main menu there is always a choice of an alternative. Residents spoken with all agreed that they know who to speak to if they are unhappy with their care and relatives commented that although they had not had to make a complaint they are aware of the home`s complaints procedure. The home employs the numbers of staff with the appropriate training to meet the needs of the residents.The management arrangements in the home ensure that the residents live in a home that is well managed and the systems in place for consulting on issues relating to the running of the home are good.
What has improved since the last inspection?
Since the last inspection a monthly written medication audit has taken place and any issues identified addressed. The Medication Administration Records (MAR) viewed had been correctly and fully completed.
What the care home could do better:
A maximum and minimum thermometer should be used to record the temperature range of the refrigerator. The home is working hard to minimise the impact the building project is having on the residents and staff. Adequate arrangements must continue to be made throughout the building project so that residents are safe and suitable facilities and equipment is provided.