Report upgrade for care home

An updated report into a Spalding care home has rated it as ‘good’ overall after it was given a warning.

A previous report into Gosberton House Care Home had seen five breaches of regulations.
“The inspection was prompted in part due to concerns about the management of medicines, risk, infection and control processes, staffing levels and governance in the home,” says the Care Quality Commission report.
“We found concerns around good governance, issues not being identified and audits not driving improvements in the home. These concerns resulted in five breaches of the regulations,” says the report.
“We spoke with five people who lived at the home and three relatives. People were happy with the care they received. A relative told us, ‘I don’t have any concerns about the care, they are keeping [name] comfortable.”
At the time, the care home with nursing had 43 residents including those with dementia or a physical disability.
The inspector visited on February 19 and the assessment was finished on March 8. An update was also added in May.
The CQC issued the home’s operators ASD Care Ltd, with a warning notice in March for failing to meet regulations relating to safe care and treatment and governance.
An update made to the report last month says one regulation breach was found.
“The systems in place to monitor the quality of care provided had failed to ensure deficiencies in care were identified and action was taken to improve the quality of care provided,” the report says.
It also added that the registered manager had the qualifications and skills needed and were approachable. Staff felt they could go to them with any concerns.
“Staff spoke well of the registered manager and found that they were approachable and understood the challenges they faced on a daily basis,” the report adds.
The updated report also said when they visited, nine tablets were found under seat cushions.
“People’s medicines were not safely managed,” the report says.
But the overall ‘good’ rating was still awarded by the commission.
One breach of regulation was also reported in the ‘responsive’ element of the report.
“We observed staff providing care to people. They knew people’s preferred names and used them.
“Staff knew people’s likes and dislikes, their care needs and how they liked to be supported.”

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