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Harpenden Bethesda Home Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 29 April 2021

Harpenden Bethesda Home accommodates up to 25 older people, some of whom are living with dementia in a single-storey building. There were nine people living at the service during this inspection.

Visitors entered the service through a door at the side of the building where they were provided with guidance, had their temperature checked, completed a health screening questionnaire and then undertook a rapid COVID -19 test. They were then provided with personal protective equipment (PPE). This was in line with government guidance.

People had a designated person who was able to visit them in their room, from next week they are able to have two designated visitors, a visitor's pod was available for other family members. A booking system was in place.

People were able to stay in contact with friends and relatives via facetime and zoom as well as via the telephone. Staff assisted people where required.

The service was clean and there was cleaning in progress throughout our visit.

Staff had received training in, putting on and taking off personal protective equipment (PPE), infection control and COVID-19.

The provider had developed policies, procedures and risks assessments for managing the service in relation

to COVID-19.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 29 April 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 29 April 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 29 April 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 29 April 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 29 April 2021