• Care Home
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Upper Mead

Overall: Good read more about inspection ratings

Fabians Way, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9PX (01273) 492870

Provided and run by:
Splendid Healthcare Limited

All Inspections

6 July 2023

During a monthly review of our data

We carried out a review of the data available to us about Upper Mead on 6 July 2023. We have not found evidence that we need to carry out an inspection or reassess our rating at this stage.

This could change at any time if we receive new information. We will continue to monitor data about this service.

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16 May 2023

During a routine inspection

About the service

Upper Mead is a 'care home'. It is registered to provide care and accommodation, including nursing care, for up to 42 people and there were 34 people living at the home when we inspected. The service was providing care for a wide range of care needs such as care for older persons, and those living with dementia.

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

People were happy with the care they received, felt relaxed with staff and told us they were treated with kindness. They said they felt safe, were well supported and there were enough staff to care for them. Our observations supported this, and we saw friendly relationships had developed between people and staff. People enjoyed the food and the provider acted on their feedback in relation to how the service was run.

The environment of the service was pleasant and enabled people to mobilise and orientate themselves around the service. Staff had received appropriate training and people received good care that met their needs and improved their wellbeing. The staff team were dedicated and enthusiastic.

The provider had systems of quality assurance to measure and monitor the standard of the service and drive improvement. These systems also supported people to stay safe by assessing and mitigating risks, ensuring people were cared for in a person-centred way and the provider learned from any mistakes. Our observations and the feedback we received supported this.

People received medicines safely. People’s care plans were up to date and accurately reflected their needs. People were able to receive visits from their relatives and there was a programme of activities to support their well-being.

Staff worked collaboratively with outside agencies such as the local authority and healthcare professionals. People were protected from harm and abuse, as staff knew how to safeguard people and what procedures they should follow. Complaints were responded to appropriately and people’s wishes at the end of their life were respected. People were able to express their views and had their dignity, independence and privacy promoted.

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.

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 17 December 2021 and this is the first inspection.

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection based on when the service first registered with us.

We looked at infection prevention and control measures under the Safe key question. We look at this in all care home inspections even if no concerns or risks have been identified. This is to provide assurance that the service can respond to COVID-19 and other infection outbreaks effectively.

Follow up

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