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Beechmore Court

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

267 Southlands Road, Bromley, Kent, BR1 2EG (020) 8468 7778

Provided and run by:
Cedarmore Housing Association Limited

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Background to this inspection

Updated 17 March 2021

We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection was planned to check whether the provider is meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

As part of CQC’s response to the coronavirus pandemic we are looking at the preparedness of care homes in relation to infection prevention and control. This was a targeted inspection looking at the infection control and prevention measures the provider has in place.

This inspection took place on 5 March 2021 and was announced.

Overall inspection


Updated 17 March 2021

At our last inspection of the service on 8 and 11 January 2016 the service was rated Good. At this inspection we found the service remained Good and they demonstrated they continued to meet the regulations and fundamental standards.

Beechmore Court is a residential care home that provides care and support for up to 36 older people who may have dementia care needs. At the time of our inspection the home was providing care and support to 34 people. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as a single package under one contractual agreement. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided, and both were looked at during this inspection. At the time of our inspection there was a registered manager in post. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. Like registered providers, they are ‘registered persons’. Registered persons have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated Regulations about how the service is run.

Risks to people were assessed, recorded and managed safely by staff. Medicines were managed, administered and stored safely. People were protected from the risk of abuse, because staff were aware of the types of abuse and the action to take. There were systems in place to ensure people were protected from the risk of infection. Accidents and incidents were recorded and acted on appropriately. There were safe staff recruitment practices in place and appropriate numbers of staff were deployed to meet people’s needs.

There were processes in place to ensure staff were inducted into the service appropriately. Staff received training, supervision and appraisals that enabled them to fulfil their roles effectively. Staff were aware of the importance of seeking consent and demonstrated an understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. This provides protection for people who do not have capacity to make decisions for themselves. People’s nutritional needs and preferences were met. People had access to health and social care professionals when required.

People told us staff treated them well and respected their privacy and dignity. People were involved in making decisions about their care and had care plans which reflected their needs and preferences. There was a range of activities available to meet people’s interests. The service provided care and support to people at the end of their lives. People’s needs were reviewed and monitored on a regular basis. People were provided with information on how to make a complaint. The service worked with health and social care professionals to ensure people’s needs were met. There were systems in place to monitor the quality of the service provided. People’s views about the service were sought and considered. People, relatives and staff spoke positively of the management and the running of the home.