Updated 8 May 2019The inspection:
We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection checked whether the provider is meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008, to look at the overall quality of the service, and to provide a rating for the service under the Care Act 2014.
The inspection was carried out by one inspector and an expert by experience. An expert by experience is a person who has personal experience of using or caring for someone who uses this type of care service.
Service and service type:
Gorsefield Residential Home is a ‘care home’. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as single package under one contractual agreement. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided, and both were looked at during this inspection.
The service had a manager registered with the Care Quality Commission. This means that they and the provider are legally responsible for how the service is run and for the quality and safety of the care provided.
Notice of inspection:
This inspection was unannounced.
What we did:
Before the inspection visit, we checked the information we held about the service. The provider had completed a Provider Information Return (PIR). This is a form that asks the provider to give some key information about the service such as what the service does well and any improvements that they plan to make.
We reviewed other information we held about the service, such as notifications. A notification tells us information about important events that by law the provider is required to inform us about. For example; safeguarding concerns, serious injuries and deaths that had occurred at the service. We also considered information we had received from other sources including the public and commissioners of the service. We used this information to help us plan our inspection.
During the inspection we spoke with seven people who used the service and one visitor. We did this to gain people's views about the care and to check that standards of care were being met. We observed care to help us understand the experience of people who could not talk with us. We also spoke with three staff and the registered manager.
We looked at the care records of four people who used the service, to see if their records were accurate and up to date. We also looked at records relating to the management of the service. These included training records, incident reports, medicines administration records and quality assurance records.