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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 6 March 2021

The Homestead is a large detached property situated in a residential area of Exmouth. The home is set over three floors with access via a passenger lift. The main communal spaces are situated on the ground floor. The service provides accommodation for up to 24 older people. There were 23 people living at the home at the time of our inspection.

We found the following examples of good practice.

The provider was following best practice guidance in terms of ensuring visitors to the home did not introduce and spread Covid19 providing good information and support for all.

Staff were adhering to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and social distancing guidance. People were supported to see their visitors in the specially designed pod in the garden, or when this was not possible people were supported to speak to their families on the phone or via video call.

The provider had a clear policy designed for people who were admitted to the home from the community or from hospital.

Staff were well trained and have undertaken onsite IPC training, donning and doffing training and undergone regular spot checks and competency checks. Staff were trained and knew how to immediately isolate individuals with symptoms to avoid the virus spreading to other residents and staff members. All staff in high risk groups have been risk assessed, and adjustments have been made. Plans are in place to protect vulnerable staff in the event of an outbreak this included the creative use of infection outbreak scenarios.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

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Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

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Caring

Good

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Responsive

Good

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Well-led

Good

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