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Abbey Lodge Residential Home Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 12 December 2020

Abbey Lodge is a residential care home that accommodates up to 25 older people in one adapted building. Abbey Lodge is a large detached house situated in a residential area just outside Hythe. At the time of the inspection 20 older people and people living with dementia were living at the service.

People's experience of using this service:

The management team were following advice and guidance from other agencies about infection control and prevention and had updated staff practice accordingly.

Staff used personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriately and when people used equipment which could increase the risk of infection, staff had access to and used specific PPE and took the correct precautions. There were PPE 'stations' around the service to ensure PPE was readily at hand.

The management team had deployed agency staff who were only working at Abbey Lodge to ensure safe staffing levels were maintained. People were encouraged and supported to stay in their bedrooms to enable the service to manage the outbreak of COVID-19. People were offered reassurance and reminders of how to keep themselves and others safe.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 12 December 2020

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

Effective

Good

Updated 12 December 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 12 December 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 12 December 2020

Well-led

Good

Updated 12 December 2020