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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 27 March 2021

Alderwood is a residential care home providing personal and nursing care to 15 people. The home is split into two units; one for rehabilitation for younger adults living with enduring mental health conditions and the other unit provides assessments and short breaks for people living with dementia. The service can support up to 19 people in one large adapted building.

We found the following examples of good practice:

The home had sufficient supplies of appropriate PPE which was stored hygienically and kept safe and staff were provided with separate areas to put on and take off and dispose of PPE safely.

Staff were careful to maintain social distancing and wore appropriate PPE in line with current government guidance.

Staff demonstrated a good knowledge of how to support people that had tested positive or were showing symptoms of COVID-19.

The senior staff explained the quality systems they had in place to check the service was providing safe care.

All staff, including catering and housekeeping staff had undertaken training in infection prevention and control. This included putting on and taking off PPE, hand hygiene and other Covid-19 related training.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 27 March 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 27 March 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 27 March 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 27 March 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 27 March 2021