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Nightingales Nursing Home Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 12 November 2020

Nightingales is a care home situated in the residential area of Thornton Cleveleys. The home provides residential and nursing care for 55 people, including people with dementia. The service has two buildings, the main building supports people who require nursing care and people living with dementia.

We found the following examples of good practice

¿ The registered manager had ensured staff could access comprehensive and informative training in various aspects of infection control. Staff confirmed they felt confident in the training and this helped them deliver care based on best practice.

¿ The environment had been arranged to minimise the risk of infection and was clean and clutter free.

¿ An area of the home was had been identified to support socially distanced visits to take place when this was possible.

¿ Information was gathered from visitors to help minimise the risk and spread of infection.

¿ Risk assessments were carried out to minimise the risk and spread of infection.

¿ Processes to minimise the risk of infection were carried out by staff. For example, temperature checks, safe waste disposal and increased cleaning of the home took place.

¿ Covid 19 policies and risk assessments were available and known by staff.

¿ Checks and audits were carried out on the cleanliness of the home and action taken if this was needed.

¿ Adequate handwashing facilities, infection control gel and personal protective equipment (PPE) was available to support best practice.

¿ Staff supported people to use electronic tablets and telephones to maintain contact with loved ones.

¿ People were supported to access health professional advice and care records were updated to reflect the advice.

¿ The service was taking part in the whole home testing process. People at the home were supported to decide if they wanted to participate. If people were unable to make this decision for themselves, best interest discussions were held with relatives and documented.

¿ Appropriate signage was displayed throughout the home to promote best practice.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 12 November 2020

We were assured the service were following safe infection prevention and control procedures to keep people safe.

Effective

Good

Updated 12 November 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 12 November 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 12 November 2020

Well-led

Good

Updated 12 November 2020