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Sobell Lodge - Care Home Physical Disabilities Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 10 April 2021

Sobell Lodge – Care Home Physical Disabilities is a care home for people with physical disabilities and other complex personal care needs. The service can accommodate up to 21 adults. At the time of our inspection the service was full. The accommodation was on a single floor and each person had their own room and private bathroom.

We found the following examples of good practice.

¿ The registered manager had implemented procedures to minimise the risk of infection from visitors. All visits were by appointment only. Face to face visits by one visitor was allowed following a negative rapid test for COVID-19. Other visits took place in a designated visitor room which had separate access and a full screen in place. Enhanced cleaning was scheduled between visits.

¿ The service had enough personal protective equipment (PPE) to meet current and future demand. Staff were using PPE correctly and in accordance with government guidelines. Staff always wore masks; aprons, gloves and visors were used when giving personal care. Some staff wore special fit tested masks whilst undertaking certain procedures.

¿ The layout of the home had been adapted appropriately to support social distancing with taped markers to act as a visual aid in communal areas. There were posters throughout the service which gave reminders about PPE, infection control and hand washing for staff and people using the service.

¿ The service had up to date infection control policies including those specific to Covid-19 and infection outbreaks. The home looked clean and there were cleaning schedules in place which were monitored by the infection control lead. Regular infection control audits were done by the infection control champion and outcomes and actions were monitored by the manager and provider to ensure completion.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 10 April 2021

Further information is in our detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 10 April 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 10 April 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 10 April 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 10 April 2021