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Care Home: Little Meadows

  • 1 Poplar Avenue Cross Heath Newcastle Staffordshire ST5 9HR
  • Tel: 01782711669
  • Fax:

Little Meadows is a large detached house which has been extended. It is situated on the outskirts of Newcastle and served by public transport. The registered manager/registered person was originally registered in 1987. Accommodation is on two floors with a shaft lift to the first floor. There are three lounges and a separate dining area. There are 17 single and one shared bedroom, all have en-suite facilities, the shared room also has walk in shower. The home is registered for up to 19 people of whom four may require dementia care and eight may have a physical disability. The exterior of the building provides a pleasant safe garden area with patio and seating areas. Fees are not recorded in the Service User Guide as needed and therefore prospective people will need to contact the provider directly for this information. 3 0 0 3 2 0 1 0

  • Latitude: 53.022998809814
    Longitude: -2.2360000610352
  • Manager: Mrs Jennifer Diane Baserat-Ahari
  • Price p/w: -
  • UK
  • Total Capacity: 19
  • Type: Care home only
  • Provider: Mrs Jennifer Diane Baserat-Ahari,Mr Rashid Baserat-Ahari
  • Ownership: Private
  • Care Home ID: 9842
Residents Needs:
Dementia, Physical disability, Old age, not falling within any other category, mental health, excluding learning disability or dementia

Previous Inspections

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For extracts, read the latest CQC inspection for Little Meadows.

Random inspection report Care homes for older people Name: Address: Little Meadows 1 Poplar Avenue Cross Heath Newcastle Staffordshire ST5 9HR one star adequate service 30/03/2010 The quality rating for this care home is: The rating was made on: A quality rating is our assessment of how well a care home, agency or scheme is meeting the needs of the people who use it. We give a quality rating following a full review of the service. We call this review a ‘key’ inspection. This is a report of a random inspection of this care home. A random inspection is a short, focussed review of the service. Details of how to get other inspection reports for this care home, including the last key inspection report, can be found on the last page of this report. Lead inspector: Lucy Bland Date: 0 6 0 7 2 0 1 0 Information about the care home Name of care home: Address: Little Meadows 1 Poplar Avenue Cross Heath Newcastle Staffordshire ST5 9HR 01782711669 Telephone number: Fax number: Email address: Provider web address: Name of registered provider(s): Name of registered manager (if applicable) Mrs Jennifer Diane Baserat-Ahari Type of registration: Number of places registered: Conditions of registration: Category(ies) : Mrs Jennifer Diane BaseratAhari,Mr Rashid Baserat-Ahari care home 19 Number of places (if applicable): Under 65 Over 65 0 4 19 0 dementia mental disorder, excluding learning disability or dementia old age, not falling within any other category physical disability Conditions of registration: 4 0 0 8 The maximum number of service users who can be accommodated is: 19 The registered person may provide the following category of service only: Care Home Only (Code PC); To service users of the following gender: Either; Whose primary care needs on admission to the home are within the following categories: Old age, not fallign within any other category (OP) 19 Mental Disorder, excluding learning disability Care Homes for Older People Page 2 of 8 or dementia - over 65 years of age - (MD(E)) 4 Dementia (DE) 4 Physical Disability (PD) 8 Date of last inspection Brief description of the care home Little Meadows is a large detached house which has been extended. It is situated on the outskirts of Newcastle and served by public transport. The registered manager/registered person was originally registered in 1987. Accommodation is on two floors with a shaft lift to the first floor. There are three lounges and a separate dining area. There are 17 single and one shared bedroom, all have en-suite facilities, the shared room also has walk in shower. The home is registered for up to 19 people of whom four may require dementia care and eight may have a physical disability. The exterior of the building provides a pleasant safe garden area with patio and seating areas. Fees are not recorded in the Service User Guide as needed and therefore prospective people will need to contact the provider directly for this information. 3 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 Care Homes for Older People Page 3 of 8 What we found: We undertook this visit as a random inspection. This is when we visit the service to undertake a shorter inspection focused on a small number of areas. We did not let the provider know we were coming. This visit took place over one day and involved looking at a random sample of care plans, daily records, and reviewing the homes medication practices. We also looked at the requirements we made at the last inspection. We did this to make sure that the service was complying with the law and keeping people safe through their own practices. Prior to this the service last had full key inspection which covered all the core standards in March 2010. At this inspection, this service was awarded an adequate, 1 star rating. During the visit we were guided through the communal areas of the home by one of the staff members. We were introduced to a number of people who live at the home and had an opportunity to speak with one of the people in some detail about their experiences of living at the home. What the care home does well: Since the last inspection there have been marked improvements in a number of areas. The proprietors have invested in a new kitchen, new flooring in some areas such as bathrooms, a new bath chair, new washing machine and new cleaning products. Staff told us that to work in the kitchen was now much better. A general risk assessment has been conducted about the radiators which identified that if a person is at risk, an individual risk assessment will be undertaken to safeguard that particular individual. At the time of the visit nobody was identified as being at risk. The home has started to use a universal cleaning product which they report is working well. Staff are now designated to be on caring or cooking duties. Staff on caring duties are not allowed into the kitchen area. This practice was observed during our visit. We were shown around the communal areas by a member of staff. Soap dispensers and paper towel dispensers have replaced hard soap bars. This means that the risk of cross infection is reduced. At the last inspection we asked the registered manager to review the staffing levels within the home. At this inspection we noted that there is now an extra member of staff during the day. One staff member said Its loads better, and they explained how they now had more time to spend with people. One of the people who live at the home told us how she was looking forward to going out on a shopping trip the following day with one of the staff. The registered manager told us that she has recruited three new staff who have yet to be inducted because she is waiting for all their checks to come back. Once inducted and familiar with peoples needs, the plan is for these staff to become part of a night staff team. There will then be two waking night staff on duty which is an improvement to the current arrangements of one waking and one sleep in member of staff. Care Homes for Older People Page 4 of 8 The medication practices have improved since our last visit. There is a policy in place for PRN (as and when) medication. For each person who requires as and when medication, there is an individual protocol in place for each medication. For example one person had food supplements prescribed and the PRN protocol identified when this was to be used. Staff told us it made things clearer for them. We were told that staff do not undertake medication unless they have received training. The home has appropriate storage facilities for controlled drugs as required by law. We looked at the management plans for one person who was at risk of developing pressure areas. This identified working with the district nurses, observing the skin areas at risk, how to report and use of standing and regular turns. We saw daily records which indicated that the person was being turned and assisted to move regularly. Because of the findings of this inspection and the evidence which was put forward at this visit, we have removed all of the requirements from the previous inspection. What they could do better: If you want to know what action the person responsible for this care home is taking following this report, you can contact them using the details set out on page 2. Care Homes for Older People Page 5 of 8 Are there any outstanding requirements from the last inspection? Yes £ No R Outstanding statutory requirements These are requirements that were set at the previous inspection, but have still not been met. They say what the registered person had to do to meet the Care Standards Act 2000, Regulations 2001 and the National Minimum Standards. No. Standard Regulation Requirement Timescale for action Care Homes for Older People Page 6 of 8 Requirements and recommendations from this inspection: Immediate requirements: These are immediate requirements that were set on the day we visited this care home. The registered person had to meet these within 48 hours. No. Standard Regulation Requirement Timescale for action Statutory requirements These requirements set out what the registered person must do to meet the Care Standards Act 2000, Regulations 2001 and the National Minimum Standards. The registered person(s) must do this within the timescales we have set. No. Standard Regulation Requirement Timescale for action Recommendations These recommendations are taken from the best practice described in the National Minimum Standards and the registered person(s) should consider them as a way of improving their service. No Refer to Standard Good Practice Recommendations Care Homes for Older People Page 7 of 8 Reader Information Document Purpose: Author: Audience: Further copies from: Inspection Report Care Quality Commission General Public 0870 240 7535 (telephone order line) Our duty to regulate social care services is set out in the Care Standards Act 2000. Copies of the National Minimum Standards –Care Homes for Older People can be found at www.dh.gov.uk or got from The Stationery Office (TSO) PO Box 29, St Crispins, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 1GN. Tel: 0870 600 5522. Online ordering from the Stationery Office is also available: www.tso.co.uk/bookshop Helpline: Telephone: 03000 616161 Email: enquiries@cqc.org.uk Web: www.cqc.org.uk We want people to be able to access this information. 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