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St Nectans Residential Care Home Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 9 December 2020

St Nectans Residential Care Home provides accommodation and support for up to 35 older people, some of whom were living with dementia. There were 31 people living at the service when we inspected.

We found the following examples of good practice.

There were adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies in the service, this was located at designated points around the home to ensure staff had access to required PPE at all times. Staff used PPE appropriately. The registered manager had employed an extra member of housekeeping staff to ensure there was a designated housekeeper assigned to each floor of the home. Staff followed a cleaning schedule. All staff ensured regular disinfection of frequently touched surfaces of the home for example handrails and bannisters. Social distancing rules were being followed where appropriate.

The registered manager had followed current guidance in relation to infection prevention and control. Measures had been implemented to ensure people entering the home did so following current guidance regarding PPE and social distancing. This included temperatures being taken on arrival and the completion of a COVID-19 risk assessment.

Visiting for relatives was by appointment only. Creative measures had been implemented to support safe visiting for each person’s designated relative. Visitors entered by a separate external door to an enclosed porch. The inside door was opened, and a Perspex screen was in place to separate the visitor and resident. Visitors did not have to enter the home and the person being visited could sit inside in the warm without leaving the building. This meant that visits could continue throughout the winter.

Regular Covid-19 testing was taking place regularly for people and staff. Staff had access to guidance and policies regarding Covid-19 and infection prevention and control. The registered manager carried out checks and audits in relation to infection prevention and control and implemented any actions identified.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 9 December 2020

We were assured the service were following safe infection prevention and control procedures to keep people safe.

Effective

Good

Updated 9 December 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 9 December 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 9 December 2020

Well-led

Good

Updated 9 December 2020