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Grangewood Lodge Residential Care Home Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 31 May 2018

Grangewood Lodge is a ‘care home’. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as single package under one contractual agreement. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided, and both were looked at during this inspection. Grangewood Lodge is registered to provide a care home service without nursing for up to 30 older people. Care is provided to people who may have a physical disability, sensory impairment or dementia. There were 21 people living in the home at the time of our inspection.

At our last inspection on 3 March 2016 we rated the service good. At this inspection we found the evidence continued to support the rating of good and there was no evidence or information from our inspection and on-going monitoring that demonstrated serious risks or concerns. This inspection report is written in a shorter format because our overall rating of the service has not changed since our last inspection.

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At this inspection we found the service remained Good.

People’s safety was protected by staff who understood how to recognise poor care and abuse. Peoples risks were identified and managed to maintain their wellbeing. Medicines management arrangements ensured that people received their prescribed medicines as required and at the correct time. There were a sufficient number of suitably recruited staff to care for people and spend time with them.

Staff had access to training and support to improve their knowledge of care and enhance their skills. People were provided with a choice of nutritious food and plentiful drinks. Staff recognised when additional health support input was required and followed the advice they received to maintain people’s health.

People are supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff support them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service support this practice.

People received kind and caring support and staff encouraged people to maintain their independence. Staff recognised the importance of supporting people to maintain relationships with their families. People were offered opportunities to pass their time as they wished and were provided with information to prompt reminiscence. People were involved in planning their care and maintaining their life choices.

The registered manager listened to people’s opinions and took action to implement any improvements they highlighted. There was a complaints policy in place and people were encouraged to share their concerns. Audits and checks were in place to monitor the quality of the service and make improvements where needed. The registered manager was fulfilling the requirements of their registration with us.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 31 May 2018

The service remains Good.

Effective

Good

Updated 31 May 2018

The service remains Good.

Caring

Good

Updated 31 May 2018

The service remains Good.

Responsive

Good

Updated 31 May 2018

The service remains Good.

Well-led

Good

Updated 31 May 2018

The service remains Good.