Inspection on 27/09/05 for Woodhouse
Also see our care home review for Woodhouse for more information
This inspection was carried out on 27th September 2005.
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
Specialised care is provided on a one to one basis and each resident is allocated a key team who provide consistent care. Residents can be confident their individual needs will be met. 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. There is a strong commitment to providing induction and ongoing training to ensure staff are competent and understand the needs of the individuals living in the home.
What has improved since the last inspection?
The home has complied with the four requirements from the last inspection as follows: · New furniture has been purchased for the communal lounge. The furniture is robust and domestic in appearance. · A new manager has been appointed, and the Commission is processing the application for registration. A new management structure has been developed. · The accident/incident records have been reviewed and now include details of any investigation and follow-up actions taken. · The Commission has received a brief financial summary of this service. Actions taken in relation to the two recommendations from the last inspection are as follows: · Staff members now sign and date recordings made in the care file information. · The head office now informs the manager of all Pova 1st checks received in relation to any new staff members.
What the care home could do better:
The home must ensure restrictions on a residents rights and choices are determined through the risk assessment process, providing greater protection for residents and comprehensive guidance for staff. Complaints must be responded to quicker to ensure that residents are better protected. The home must review individual accommodation so that each resident benefits from a comfortable, homely environment and facilities provided are altered to meet specific needs. Care file information would improve the health and welfare of the residents if the essential life plans were signed and dated, information on accidents or incidents was appropriately recorded, and historical information was removed. Whilst the team leaders have a lockable office, confidentiality could be improved if each team leader was allocated some lockable storage space.