2 September 2020
We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection was planned to check whether the provider is meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008.
This was a targeted inspection looking at the infection control and prevention measures the provider has in place. As part of CQC’s response to the coronavirus pandemic we are conducting a thematic review of infection control and prevention measures in care homes.
This inspection took place on 19 August 2020 and was announced. The service was selected to take part in this thematic review which is seeking to identify examples of good practice in infection prevention and control.
2 September 2020
About the service
Rowallan House is a care home registered to accommodate and support up to 41 elderly people. At the time of the inspection, 37 people were living at the home. The service is a two-floor building. Each floor has separate adapted facilities.
People’s experience of using this service
Care plans contained suitable and sufficient risk assessments to effectively manage risks and help keep people safe. Pre-employment checks had been carried out to ensure staff were suitable to support people. People told us they felt safe at the home and staff were aware on how to safeguard people from abuse. There were appropriate numbers of staff to support people when required. Medicines were being managed safely.
Systems were in place to record incidents and take appropriate action. However, analysis of incidents had not been carried out to ensure lessons were learnt and to minimise the risk of re-occurrence. We made a recommendation in this area.
Staff had completed essential training to perform their roles effectively and felt supported in their roles. People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.
People received care from staff who were caring and had a good relationship with them. Staff respected people’s privacy and dignity. People were encouraged to be independent and to carry out tasks without support.
People received person centred care. Care plans had been reviewed regularly to ensure they were accurate. People participated in regular activities to support them to develop and maintain relationships to avoid social isolation.
Feedback was sought from people, relatives and staff and this was used to make improvements to the home.
For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk
Rating at last inspection
At our last inspection on 25 July 2017, the home was rated good (published 19 August 2017).
Why we inspected
This was a planned inspection based on the previous rating.
We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.