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Home Instead New Forest

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

5 Rashley Mews, High Street, Lymington, SO41 9AR (01590) 637250

Provided and run by:
Caballus Home Care Limited

All Inspections

4 April 2023

During a routine inspection

About the service

Home Instead New Forest is a domiciliary care provider. At the time of this inspection 4 people received personal care support from the service. The service supported older people, some of whom were living with dementia, within their own homes.

Not everyone who used the service received personal care. CQC only inspects where people receive personal care. This is help with tasks related to personal hygiene and eating. Where they do, we also consider any wider social care provided.

People’s experience of using this service and what we found

People felt safe using the service and there were systems in place to protect people from abuse. There were enough staff to meet people’s needs and they had been safely recruited. Staff contacted healthcare professionals when they had concerns about people’s health and wellbeing.

There were plans in place for foreseeable emergencies. Risks concerned with people’s health, care and the environment were assessed and reduced as far as was practicable. People were supported to take their medicines safely. Staff were provided with training and checked to ensure they were following correct procedures.

People were supported with their nutritional needs when required. People received varied meals including a choice of fresh food and drinks. Staff were aware of people’s likes and dislikes. Staff felt supported by the provider and management and could visit the office to discuss any concerns.

There were effective systems in place to monitor and improve the quality of the service provided. Care plans provided comprehensive information about how people wished to receive care and support. This helped ensure people received personalised care in a way that met their individual needs. There was a system in place to allow people to express any concerns or complaints they may have.

People were treated with kindness and compassion. Staff were able to identify and discuss the importance of maintaining people’s respect and privacy at all times. Care plans had been reviewed with people to ensure they were delivering person centred care.

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. Policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk

Rating at last inspection

This service was registered with us on 21 October 2021 and this is the first inspection.

Why we inspected

This inspection was prompted by a review of the information we held about this service.

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service, which will help inform when we next inspect.