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This care home is run by two companies: Signature Senior Lifestyle Operations Ltd and Signature of Sunninghill (Operations) Limited. These two companies have a dual registration and are jointly responsible for the services at the home.

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 16 July 2021

About the service

Ascot Grange is a residential care home providing personal and nursing care to 43 people aged 65 and over at the time of the inspection. The home is purpose-built and can support up to 106 people across four adapted floors, each of which has separate adapted facilities. One of the floors specialises in providing care to people living with dementia.

This service has a dual registration which means there are two registered providers jointly managing the regulated activities at this single location. The providers are WR Operations 1 Limited and Signature Senior Lifestyle Operations. This means the service is subject to one inspection visit however the report is published on our website twice, under each provider.

People’s experience of using this service and what we found

Some people and staff told us the service was sometimes short staffed. Most people and staff felt there were enough staff to respond to people’s needs quickly. We found documentation was not readily available to evidence regular reviews and summaries of people’s needs and agreed support hours. We have made a recommendation about this.

People said they received safe and caring support, with comments such as, “I feel safe here there is no reason to not feel safe”, “Oh yes definitely safe here. I am well cared for with no worries” and “I was well protected during COVID”.

The registered manager had taken appropriate action in relation to previous concerns about the management of falls and inconsistent reporting of events to the local safeguarding authority and CQC. We found systems were in place to review and escalate incidents of falls with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare and local authority professionals to reduce the risk of future occurrences and avoidable harm.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

The environment was comfortable and adapted to meet people's physical and sensory needs. Healthcare and local authority professionals told us the service was open to partnership working and responsive to suggestions, which benefitted people's health and quality of life.

The service fostered an open culture. People told us the service sought and listened to their views, with comments such as, “I go to the resident’s meetings and they do act on things" and "I think so that it is well run and organised. The manager is approachable".

Management understood regulatory requirements and notified CQC of specific events. We saw this had been sustained since March 2021 after we had initially identified concerns about this with the registered manager and provider.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was Good (published 22 January 2018).

Why we inspected

The inspection was prompted in part due to concerns about the management of people’s falls and inconsistent reporting of events to the local safeguarding authority and CQC where required. As a result, we undertook a focused inspection to review the key questions of safe, effective and well-led only.

We reviewed the information we held about the service. No areas of concern were identified in the other key questions. We therefore did not inspect them. Ratings from previous comprehensive inspections for those key questions were used in calculating the overall rating at this inspection.

We looked at infection prevention and control measures under the Safe key question. We look at this in all care home inspections even if no concerns or risks have been identified. This is to provide assurance that the service can respond to COVID-19 and other infection outbreaks effectively.

The overall rating for the service has remained Good. This is based on the findings at this inspection.

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Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 16 July 2021

The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 16 July 2021

The service was effective.

Details are in our effective findings below.

Caring

Updated 16 July 2021

Responsive

Updated 16 July 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 16 July 2021

The service was well-led.

Details are in our well-led findings below.