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Stanley Lodge Residential Home Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 4 March 2021

About the service

Stanley Lodge Residential Home is a care home which is registered to provide personal care for up to 23 people. Some of the people in the home lived with physical and mental health needs. At the time of the inspection the home was providing care and support to 17 people.

We found the following examples of good practice.

The provider had established systems to prevent visitors from spreading and catching infections. They had followed guidance on supporting safe visiting including by displaying notices at the entrance to the home advising people not to enter if experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Arrangements had been put in place for testing and screening visitors for symptoms and their contact details were recorded to support the NHS Test and Trace service. The provider had established an area for facilitating safe visiting called a visiting pod. Technology such as video calling was used to facilitate contact between people and their relatives as well as medical professionals.

The home had adequate sitting areas for people to use. Seating had been arranged to support people to social distance. The provider had ensured the building had adequate ventilation to promote air circulation.

The provider followed best practice when people were admitted to the home. People had a negative COVID-19 test before moving into the home and self-isolated in their rooms for 14 days after moving in.

During our visit we observed the staff using Personal Protective Equipment, (PPE) safely. The provider had ensured sufficient stocks of appropriate PPE were available to protect people.

People living in the home and the staff were tested regularly for COVID-19. The provider had supported people and staff to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

The home was clean and hygienic. Cleaning schedules were in place and frequently touched areas were cleaned regularly throughout the day to reduce the risk of infection. Staff had received training in infection prevention and control and the registered manager monitored staff’s well-being during the pandemic.

The provider had detailed and up-to-date infection prevention and control policies and procedures. They sought and acted on advice to further improve infection prevention and control procedures. They were aware of appropriate agencies to contact in the event of an outbreak of COVID-19.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 4 March 2021

Inspected but not rated

Effective

Good

Updated 4 March 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 4 March 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 4 March 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 4 March 2021