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St Vincent's Care Limited Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 26 February 2021

St. Vincent’s Care Home provides accommodation and support for up to 24 people, most of whom are living with dementia. At the time of the inspection there were 18 people living at the home.

We found the following examples of good practice.

There had been an outbreak of Covid-19 at the home which resulted in people being supported to isolate in their bedrooms. At the time of our inspection the period of isolation had finished but the home remained closed to visitors other than to people receiving end of life care.

Most people living at the home were living with dementia. Staff encouraged social distancing, for example, a large table had been placed in the dining room and places set for meals that were spaced apart from each other. Staff took time to talk with people and explain the importance of social distancing.

The dining room had several large patio windows that opened onto the garden. These areas had been used for relatives to safely visit their loved ones in-between periods of lockdown. An enclosed pod with floor to ceiling perspex was being constructed in the garden for future visits from relatives. The registered manager had purchased four iPads and additional mobile phones to facilitate people being able to see and speak to their relatives during lockdown.

Two new members of cleaning staff had been employed during the pandemic. This ensured seven day a week cover. The cleaning regime involved regular deep cleaning, cleaning of high touch areas and areas that were frequently used for example, door handles.

All staff had completed internal and external training and refresher training in infection prevention and control, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and specific Covid-19 awareness training. The registered manager had continued with regular supervisions and used these meetings to reinforce the latest guidance relating to all these issues. Managers conducted a daily walk around of the home which included checking that staff were using PPE correctly and that the home was clean throughout.

A dedicated room on the ground floor was being used for all staff and visitors to enter and exit. Everyone completed a health questionnaire and had temperatures taken before putting on full PPE. Several PPE stations were seen throughout the home and foot pedal operated bins for disposal of used PPE were in everyone’s bedrooms.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

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Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

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Caring

Good

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Responsive

Good

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Well-led

Good

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