AN INSPECTOR CALLS AT PENARTH’S PARKSIDE HOUSE CARE-HOME

Parkside House comprises 1 and 2 Park Road, Penarth

Parkside House comprises 1 and 2 Park Road, Penarth

The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales has issued a report on its latest inspection of Parkside House – the care home comprising a linked pair  of semi-detached Victorian mansions Nos. 1 and 2 Park Road, Penarth

Parkside House is owned  by Llangoedmor Properties Ltd which has operated the premises since the 1980s. The inspection – carried out in November – found that there were no major issues at the establishment and “areas of consistent good practice” were found .

The latest CSSIW report into Parkside House, Penarth

The latest CSSIW report into Parkside House, Penarth

Since the last inspection a “written a closed circuit tv policy has been implemented along with a “Service User Guide”  regarding its use .

Following a leak on the premises there was some refurbishment and redecoration work under way including the installation of  “several new bathrooms”.

The inspectors “observed that staff were attentive and responsive to service user’s needs” . Staff were able to “manage people with dementia who displayed some challenging behaviour by offering people choices and options in a calm and relaxed way”   “Doll therapy” was used for one resident.

The turnover of staff at the home was reported to be “generally low ” with “ no use of agency staff.” All of the care staff except for one, had the minimum vocational qualification required by the CCIW.

The inspectors were told the management is considering  extending the ground floor, subject to planning permission and creating a “sensory area” within the garden.

Parkside House accommodates 40 residents in both the main houses and the coach house

Parkside House accommodates 40 residents in both the main houses and the coach house

There were however some concerns raised by the CSSIW :- 

  • One toilet had commode bowls on the window sill  – a potential infection-control risk.
  • On the second floor of the home a bathroom and a toilet contained blankets and pillows.
  • Some of the toilet areas some cosmetic attention.
  • Cleaning fluids had been left unattended in the upstairs kitchen which was accessible to residents. – a cupboard which also contained “topical creams”.

These points will be checked at the next inspection . Overall however, the report concludes that the premises are physically safe and that residents are well-cared for .

The full report is on http://tinyurl.com/z4aj6sw

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3 Responses to AN INSPECTOR CALLS AT PENARTH’S PARKSIDE HOUSE CARE-HOME

  1. AK says:

    Interesting to note at the bottom of the cover page that the Crown (or the WAG) does not know how to spell the word ‘licence’.

    So much for improving educational standards.

  2. What a splendid and uplifting report., shame that the rather niggling ‘problems’ were highlighted.
    Well done Parkside.

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