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Little Heaton Care Home Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 3 December 2020

About the service

Little Heaton is a residential care home providing personal care for up to 24 people aged 65 and over in one adapted building. There were 19 people accommodated at the home at the time of the inspection.

We found the following examples of good practice.

• Visitors declarations and temperatures were undertaken prior to entry.

• National guidance around coronavirus had been implemented. Personal protective equipment (PPE) was used effectively to safeguard staff and people using the service. Residents confirmed that staff wore PPE. We observed clear signage reminding people about the need to wash their hands and information on donning and doffing PPE effectively. Staff received specific training on infection control and how to keep people safe from the risk of infection

• Although local restrictions were in place at the time of the inspection, alternative measures such as video calls and phone calls were utilised to update and maintain contact with family and friends.

• The provider complied with shielding and social distancing rules. We observed some people at high risk were shielding and appropriate risk assessments were in place.

• We observed the home looked clean and hygienic. We spoke with the domestic on duty and viewed cleaning schedules and infection control audits.

• Coronavirus and infection control policies and procedures were in place to ensure infection prevention procedures were robust.

Further information is in the detailed findings below

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 3 December 2020

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

Effective

Good

Updated 3 December 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 3 December 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 3 December 2020

Well-led

Good

Updated 3 December 2020