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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 17 February 2021

Prinsted Care Home is a residential care home providing personal and nursing care for up to 44 older people with various support needs, including dementia and physical needs. At the time of our inspection, 32 people were living at the home. The home consists of one adapted building with a modern wing.

We found the following examples of good practice.

• The provider had taken a proactive approach to collection of Covid-19 testing kits. The registered manager had liaised with other local care homes to coordinate the collection of test kits in the area, and therefore reduced the occasions that courier collections occurred. The registered manager stated that the local provider forums had been beneficial in the development of this local process.

• Staff had carefully considered the needs of people living with dementia. People who showed anxiety with Covid19 testing were supported specifically by staff who they felt closest to in order to reduce anxieties. Staff numbers also allowed them to support people with dementia to safely walk through lower risk areas of the home and the community, to reduce their anxieties.

• The registered manager had previously supported staff when they needed to access public transport to travel to work. One staff member who travelled by public transport had been provided with visors and additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to wear when travelling and to take home for future use.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 17 February 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 17 February 2021

Caring

Outstanding

Updated 17 February 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 17 February 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 17 February 2021