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The Limes Residential Home Requires improvement

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Requires improvement

Updated 20 January 2021

The LImes Care Home accommodates up to 34 people. At the time of our inspection there were 18 people living at the service. The home is located in a large older building made up of two floors. It has substantial grounds and gardens.

We found the following examples of good practice.

¿ Staff had received training in putting on and taking off personal protective equipment (PPE), and we saw this was accessible throughout the home and staff used it in accordance with the most up to date guidance. Staff had received further training in COVID-19 and infection control.

¿ The infection control policy was up to date. We reviewed audits which reflected actions had been taken to maintain the standards within the home. There was a Coronavirus Policy and procedure and also national guidance which was kept updated.

¿ There were no visitors allowed in the home due to there being a recent outbreak of COVID-19. Only essential medical professionals had entered the home during the outbreak. At the time of our inspection people living at the home were coming to the end of their isolation period and there were no new cases of the virus.

¿ The home was clean and we saw cleaners in different areas ensuring that touch points were wiped regularly.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 20 January 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Requires improvement

Updated 20 January 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 20 January 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 20 January 2021

Well-led

Requires improvement

Updated 20 January 2021