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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 24 February 2021

Abbey Lea Care Home is a residential care home providing personal care for up to 23 older people who may be living with dementia. At the time of our inspection 19 older people were using the service.

We found the following examples of good practice.

• The service was clean and free from malodours. Staff regularly cleaned high risk areas such as door handles and grab rails to reduce the risk of people catching or spreading COVID-19. We spoke with the provider about how they could develop their approach to recording and auditing cleaning and IPC practices.

• Staff followed government guidance and used personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriately to help keep them and the people they supported safe.

• Staff and people who used the service were screened for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. They accessed regular testing and followed isolation procedures when necessary to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 within the service.

• Visitor restrictions were in place and followed current government guidance. There was a procedure to safely allow essential visitors into the service.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 24 February 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 24 February 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 24 February 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 24 February 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 24 February 2021