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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 28 June 2019

About the service:

Greenhill Care Home is a care home that provides personal care to 67 older people, some of whom are living with dementia. Each of the two floors is a self-contained unit, with bedrooms, lounge and dining areas, a kitchenette and bathrooms. There were 64 people living at the service when we undertook our inspection.

People’s experience of using this service:

People who lived at Greenhill Care Home received care from a staff team who were passionate about delivering a service based on individual needs. Staff knew each person well. People’s views were respected, and they were involved in everything that happened in the service. People were happy living there and relatives trusted the staff team to look after their family members.

Staff delivered care and support that was personalised and responsive to people’s likes, dislikes and preferences. Staff were kind, caring and motivated and people, their relatives and external professionals were complimentary about the care provided. Staff respected people’s privacy, dignity and independence and encouraged people to lead their life in the way they wanted to. Staff knew people extremely well and encouraged people to participate in a wide range of activities. People were encouraged to continue to pursue the hobbies and interests that they had prior to moving into the service. The service had its own transport and people enjoyed visiting local places.

Staff understood the risks to people and the measures in place to keep them safe. Systems were in place to manage people's medicines safely and to reduce the risks associated with the spread of infection. People were supported to maintain a healthy balanced diet and people were complimentary about the food provided.

Sufficient numbers of staff were employed to meet people's needs. Staff received training that gave them the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out their roles and meet the specific needs of people using the service.

People were supported to maintain good health. Staff made referrals to health professionals when required. People were provided with the care, support and equipment they needed to stay independent. People were supported to have maximum choice and control over their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible. Care plans guided staff to provide support that met people's needs which were in line with their preferences.

Systems were in place to monitor the service, which ensured that people's risks were mitigated, and lessons were learnt when things went wrong. There was an open culture within the service. People and staff could approach the registered manager who acted on concerns raised to make improvements to people's care.

Rating at last inspection:

At the last inspection we rated this service Good (report published on 15 December 2016).

Why we inspected:

This was a planned inspection based on the previous rating.

Follow up:

We will continue to monitor intelligence we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we might inspect sooner.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 28 June 2019

The service was safe

Details are in our Safe findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 28 June 2019

The service was effective

Details are in our Effective findings below.

Caring

Good

Updated 28 June 2019

The service was caring

Details are in our Caring findings below

Responsive

Outstanding

Updated 28 June 2019

The service was exceptionally responsive

Details are in our Responsive findings below.

Well-led

Good

Updated 28 June 2019

The service was well-led

Details are in our Well-Led findings below.