Kyle­more nurs­ing home gets a poor HIQA re­port

Bray People - - NEWS - By MARY FOGARTY

AN IN­SPEC­TION of Kyle­more nurs­ing home on Sid­mon­ton Road in Bray has found that the fa­cil­ity was not com­pli­ant in a num­ber of ar­eas.

The HIQA re­port was is­sued last week, fol­low­ing an in­spec­tion which took place over two days dur­ing Septem­ber 22016.

While there were se­ri­ous is­sues with the stan­dard of care, the re­port said that ‘ res­i­dents who spoke to the in­spec­tor were very com­pli­men­tary about the care they re­ceived from the staff,’ and ‘ there was an ob­vi­ous fa­mil­iar­ity be­tween res­i­dents and staff.’

The re­port found that there was not safe ad­min­is­tra­tion of medicines and that ef­fec­tive sys­tems were not in place to de­liver safe ap­pro­pri­ate and con­sis­tent lev­els of ser­vice to meet res­i­dents’ needs in re­la­tion to nu­tri­tion, health and so­cial care and re­li­gious needs.

They found that medicines had not been ad­min­is­tered as de­scribed, that care plan­ning was in­ad­e­quate at the cen­tre, and that sys­tems to en­sure the trans­fer of in­for­ma­tion were not ef­fec­tive or con­sis­tent.

The in­spec­tor found that where care plans were in place they did not al­ways re­flect the most up to date risk as­sess­ment.

Ex­am­ples of health­care needs, where care plans were not in place, in­cluded low blood pres­sure, res­pi­ra­tory prob­lems, dementia, con­fu­sion, risk of ab­scond­ing, re­spon­sive be­hav­iours, or men­tal health is­sues.

Many res­i­dents were as­sessed as over­weight and some were risk as­sessed as obese. It was found that all res­i­dents were not be­ing pro­vided with their cor­rect diet.

Ev­i­dence was found that mea­sures were in place to pro­tect res­i­dents from be­ing harmed or suf­fer­ing abuse. Staff had been pro­vided with train­ing on the pre­ven­tion of el­der abuse.

But the in­spec­tors also found that in­ci­dents at the cen­tre were not re­ported to au­thor­i­ties as re­quired by law.

These in­cluded in­ci­dents re­lated to res­i­dent ab­scon­sion and ac­ci­den­tal in­juries which re­sulted in trans­fer to emer­gency de­part­ments for review.

Kyle­more nurs­ing home.

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