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Paul Behan

Ayrshire care home set to welcome new cinema room for residents

A new cinema room is being developed at an Ayrshire care home - so that residents can enjoy big-screen blockbusters.

And additional work is already underway to make other improvements to the quality of care setting within Renaissance@Malin Court.

The changes were noted by the Care Inspectorate during an unannounced visit to the Maidens-based care home earlier this month.

And inspectors handed the home a ‘good’ rating across five quality indicators, ranging from its ability to support people’s wellbeing, leadership, quality of staffing, setting and its planned care and support.

Special praise was also reserved for the “skilled” staff, which the report described as showing “warmth, compassion and patience” when supporting people.


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An extract from the Care Inspectorate report said: “There was a refurbishment plan in place.

“We saw that corridors had been redecorated and new flooring in corridors was being laid.

“And there was a plan to develop a cinema room for residents and their families to use. People commented that the décor of the home was pleasant and well maintained.”

To prepare for the inspection the scrutiny body spoke with 12 people using the service and three of their family members, spoke with staff and management, observed practice and daily life and reviewed documents.

The report said: “There was a stable team of staff working in the home who knew residents and their families very well. Staff demonstrated good awareness of people’s health needs and how best to support them.

“And the hospitality team worked hard to create a relaxed, sociable and enjoyable dining experience for people living in the home.”

Inspectors also noted “several strengths” in the home’s setting which “impacted positively” on outcomes for people and clearly outweighed areas for improvement.

The report goes on: “We saw staff were kind and caring towards people living in the home. They showed warmth, compassion and patience when supporting people.

“Staff knew residents and their families well. Their approach was responsive and took account of individuals choices and preferences.”

One person told them: “The staff are excellent, they can’t do enough for you. They are all very kind and friendly.”

There was also “good standards” of cleanliness within the home and a “sufficient supply” of PPE (Personal Protection Equipment)

Medication management was an area which could be “improved upon,” according to the Care Inspectorate, while quality assurance systems could be used “more effectively” to drive improvements further.

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