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Grange Cottage Residential Home Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 16 March 2021

Grange Cottage Residential Home is a 'care home' providing accommodation and support for older people and people living with dementia. The service can support up to 33 people. At the time of our inspection there were 33 people living in the home.

We found the following examples of good practice.

People were in contact with their families. Relatives could have window visits and people receiving end of life care were able to have visits in their rooms. Staff screened visitors to the service for symptoms of infection and visitors that had not already had a COVID-19 test were tested using lateral flow tests. Families had been provided with information about the safety procedures visitors should follow to ensure their safety and the safety of residents and staff. When relatives were not able to visit, they kept in touch with people through video and telephone calls.

Residents and staff were tested for COVID-19 in line with current government guidance.

All staff had been trained in infection prevention and control (IPC) and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). There were designated areas for staff to don and doff PPE and hand sanitising and washing facilities were easily accessible to people, staff and visitors. There were COVID-19 and hand washing information signs throughout the home. We observed staff followed current IPC guidance and practice throughout our visit. Staff only worked at this location and did not work at any other locations. This reduced the risk of staff spreading infection between locations.

The service's IPC policy was up to date and in line with current guidance.

The service had plans in place to respond immediately and appropriately to an outbreak of infection to ensure the safety of people and staff.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 16 March 2021

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

Details are in our safe findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 16 March 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 16 March 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 16 March 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 16 March 2021