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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 1 January 2021

Oaklodge Care Home is a residential care home providing personal and nursing care to up to 36 people, some of whom are living with dementia. At the time of our inspection there were 25 people living in the service.

We found the following examples of good practice.

Enhanced cleaning and disinfection of all areas of the service took place to reduce the risk of cross contamination. Schedules were in place to support cleaning of high touch areas such as door handles and hand rails.

There was plenty of personal protective equipment (PPE) including masks, gloves, aprons and hand sanitiser available. PPE stations were located around the corridors and nearby all of the rooms where people were isolating. Disposal bins for used PPE were kept in people’s rooms to reduce the risk of cross contamination.

A regular programme of testing for COVID-19 was in place for staff and people who lived in the service. The service were preparing to offer testing to relatives in the near future as part of the government roll out of this service.

Preparation of a visiting pod in the garden and the supporting processes were underway to facilitate people being able to see their loved ones again when it was safe to do so.

Changes had been recently made to support staff take staggered breaks and change into and out of their uniforms in an area which was cleaned after each use. This reduced the risk of infection spread between staff members.

The manager undertook daily walk arounds. This included reviewing and updating the infection prevention and control measures and practices in place throughout the service.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 1 January 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 1 January 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 1 January 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 1 January 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 1 January 2021