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The Abbeyfield East London Extra Care Society Limited Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 10 December 2020

The Abbeyfield East London Extra Care Society Limited is also known as George Brooker House. We carried out an unannounced inspection of this service on 27 November 2020. George Brooker House provides accommodation for up to 44 adults, including people who may have a diagnosis of dementia. At the time of

our inspection 42 people were living at the service.

We found the following examples of good practice.

The service followed current guidance on visitors to care homes. There was a designated area for relatives to visit people in the garden. People were also supported to see and speak with relatives through video calls, using different means such as a tablet or smartphone. Visiting health care professionals had to declare if they had any symptoms of Covid-19 and their temperatures were checked at the point of entry, to minimise the risk of spreading infections.

Appropriate arrangements were in place for testing people and staff for Covid-19. Measures such as isolation were in place to ensure people and staff were supported if they tested positive for Covid-19.

There were enough supplies of Personal Protective Equipment [PPE] for staff to use to reduce the risk of cross infection. Staff had received training in the use of PPE and we saw they were using it during our visit.

The provider had received support and advice on infection prevention and control from local authorities and healthcare professionals.

The service was clean and hygienic and there were cleaning schedules in place to ensure all areas of the service were safe from infection. The registered manager regularly carried out audits of infection control procedures at the service.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 10 December 2020

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

Effective

Good

Updated 10 December 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 10 December 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 10 December 2020

Well-led

Good

Updated 10 December 2020