Inspection on 24/03/06 for Woodhouse
Also see our care home review for Woodhouse for more information
This inspection was carried out on 24th March 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 found no outstanding requirements from the previous inspection report, but made 3 statutory requirements (actions the home must comply with) as a result of this inspection.
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What the care home does well
Specialised care is provided on a one to one basis and each resident is allocated a team of staff who provide consistent care. Residents can be confident their individual needs will be met. One resident said, " The staff are nice they help me but I can make my own decisions". A multi disciplinary approach with advice and guidance being sought from various professionals ensures complex behaviour patterns are appropriately managed and risks to the health and welfare of all residents are minimised. A relative said, "They have done a lot with ......... she now gets out and about and has even used public transport". Risk assessments are in place to support this.
What has improved since the last inspection?
All of the requirements and recommendations made at the last inspection have been met. Action has been taken to improve one person`s individual accommodation by providing robust furniture. The complaints policy is in place and the manager confirmed that all Complaints are dealt with within the appropriate timescales.Residents do not have restrictions placed upon them and a team leader confirmed that residents are enabled to be a part of the community. The manager confirmed that the appropriate safety harness is in place to ensure access to the community in the house vehicle.
What the care home could do better:
To enable residents to be aware of their terms and conditions of occupancy they must receive an agreed and costed contract. This will ensure residents are aware of the aims and objectives and philosophy of the home and the services and facilities it has to offer. Residents can feel confident that their health safety and welfare is promoted and protected but will benefit from fire alarm testing that takes place within timescales dictated by the Fire Brigade. It is further recommended that call bells be tested in sequence ensuring that each is regularly tested. Tests should be planned throughout the diary so that it is not forgotten in the absence of the responsible individual. Whilst residents benefit from being able to take responsible risks as part of an independent lifestyle, risk assessments referring to the use of PRT must be detailed and include triggers, positive intervention techniques, when and how to use. A recommendation was made to make shared spaces more homely in appearance by encouraging residents to contribute their art work/paintings etc. this will also promote a feeling of ownership and belonging in the environment.