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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 5 February 2021

Allonsfield House is a residential care home providing accommodation and personal care for up to 53 people aged 65 and over. The home does not provide nursing care. At the time of the inspection there were 31 people living in the home.

We found the following examples of good practice.

The home was clean, hygienic and free of unpleasant odours.

There was a designated central entry system into the home. Everyone was temperature tested, had their oxygen levels checked through a finger pulse oximeter and completed hand sanitisation before entry. Staff used a separate entrance to the service to minimise the risk of exposure to an infection.

Staff had received training in infection control and prevention and in donning and doffing of personal protective equipment (PPE). Additional training to support effective screening had been provided. This included the use of lateral flow tests (LFT) and finger pulse oximeter.

PPE stations were situated throughout the home. There were sufficient supplies of PPE and staff were observed to wear this appropriately.

The environment had been adapted to support social distancing. This included additional break out areas for staff.

In line with current guidance robust arrangements to safely facilitate indoor visits for people living in the home to see their family/friends was in place. This included a booking system, screening checks and appropriate use of PPE.

The registered manager confirmed that staff employed in the service did not work in any other care settings. This meant the risk of cross infection was reduced.

Arrangements for regular testing of Covid-19 for people living in the service and staff were in place. This ensured action could be taken swiftly to reduce the risk of exposure if a positive test was returned and in the event if anyone developed symptoms of the virus.

Risk assessments had been completed to protect people living in the service and staff. Where risks had been identified, for example staff who may be at higher risk of contracting Covid-19, measures were in place to mitigate the risk and to support them.

Consideration had been given to effective zoning and cohorting of staff in the event of an outbreak of Covid-19 in the home. This was underpinned by the provider’s risk assessment of the home.

Regular checks were in place to ensure effective infection prevention and control measures were followed.

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

Requires improvement

Updated 5 February 2021