19 November 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.
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. 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.
This inspection took place on 10 November 2020 and was announced.
19 November 2020
This inspection took place on 06 April 2018 and was unannounced.
At our last inspection we rated the service good. At this inspection we found the evidence continued to support the rating of good and there was no evidence or information from our inspection and ongoing monitoring that demonstrated serious risks or concerns. This inspection report is written in a shorter format because our overall rating of the service has not changed since our last inspection.
At this inspection we found the service remained Good.
Eversfield is a residential home providing care and support to up to 36 older people. Some people at the home were living with dementia. At the time of our inspection, there were 32 people living at the home.
People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.
Risks to people were routinely assessed with clear plans to keep people safe. Where incidents had occurred, staff responded appropriately and the provider analysed incidents. Staff understood their roles in safeguarding people from abuse. People's medicines were managed and administered safely. The provider had robust systems in place to reduce the risk of infection. There were enough staff to safely meet people's needs. The provider had carried out appropriate checks on staff to ensure that they were suitable for their roles.
People were supported to access the healthcare they needed and staff worked alongside relevant agencies to meet people's health needs. People received a thorough assessment before coming to live at the home and individual needs and choices were documented and met. People told us they enjoyed the food and it met their dietary needs. People were supported by staff that had received appropriate training to carry out their roles with confidence. The building was adapted to meet people’s needs.
People were supported by kind and caring staff that they got on well with. People were routinely involved in their care and staff offered people choices each day. People's privacy and dignity was respected by staff. People's cultural, spiritual and religious needs were catered for with access and links to a local church. Visitors were welcomed and encouraged to become involved in the care home through activities and care.
People had access to a range of activities' that reflected their interests. People's care was planned in a person-centred way. People's wishes regarding end of life care were documented. People were informed about how to raise a complaint and the provider regularly asked people for feedback.
Regular audits were undertaken to measure the quality of the care that people received. The provider regularly implemented improvements to the service. There was clear leadership at the home and staff told us that they felt supported by management. The provider had developed links with local organisations and agencies and people benefitted from these.