Inspection on 19/06/07 for The Cornerstone
Also see our care home review for The Cornerstone for more information
This inspection was carried out on 19th June 2007.
CSCI has not published a star rating for this report, though using similar criteria we estimate that the report is Excellent. 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
People who use the service and/or their representatives are given the information needed to decide whether the home is appropriate for them, and if the service will meet their needs. People have their needs assessed and a contract given to them which clearly tells them about the service the will receive. Individuals are involved in decisions about their lives, and play an active role in planning the care and support they receive. People who use the service are able to make choices about their life style, and are supported to develop their life skills. Social, educational, cultural and recreational activities meet people`s expectations. The health and personal care that people receive is based on their individual needs. The principles of respect, dignity and privacy are put into practice. People who use the service are able to express their concerns, and have access to a robust, effective complaints procedure, are protected from abuse, and have their rights protected. The physical design and layout of the buildings and campus enables people to live in a safe, well-maintained and comfortable environment, which encourages independence. Staff in the home are trained, skilled and are provided in sufficient numbers to support the people who use the service.The management and administration of the home is based upon openness and respect. The manager operates effective quality assurance system.
What has improved since the last inspection?
Standards have been maintained and outcome for people living at the home remain positive.
What the care home could do better:
Standards have been maintained and outcome for people living at the home remain positive. The manager should look into ways a stock balance system relating to all the medication held in the home can be introduced to make sure that the system operated is a safe one.