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Kestrel Grove Nursing Home Good

Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 14 September 2019

About the service

Kestrel Grove nursing Home is a residential care home providing personal and nursing care to 53 people aged 65 and over at the time of the inspection. The service can support up to 57 people.

People’s experience of using this service and what we found

Systems and processes were in place to keep people safe and risks associated with people's care needs had been assessed. There were sufficient staff to meet people's needs and recruitment processes and procedures were robust. Medicines were managed safely. The service was clean, and there were appropriate procedures to ensure any infection control risks were minimised.

Staff received training and supervision in order for them to perform their role. People's nutrition and health were supported and promoted. People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice.

Staff knew people well and care plans were, detailed and provided staff with clear guidance on how to meets people's needs. Staff respected people privacy and dignity and encouraged people to remain independent. People and relatives could express their views about the running of the home.

People received outstanding personalised care and support which met their needs, reflected their preferences and promoted their self-worth. People benefitted from an excellent variety of activities, events and trips out that were available to reduce social isolation, give meaning and purpose and enhance their wellbeing.

The service provided exceptional and compassionate end of life care and took into consideration the needs of relatives and friends. Relatives praised the care and support both they and their family members received at this sensitive and emotional time.

The service was well led. People, staff and relatives spoke extremely positively about the registered manager and the provider. There was a positive culture throughout the service which focused on providing care that was personalised. The registered manager used a variety of methods to assess and monitor the quality of the service. They were aware of their regulatory responsibilities associated with their role.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at

The last rating for this service was good (report published 05 January 2017). The service remains good.

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection based on the previous rating.

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.

Inspection areas



Updated 14 September 2019

The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.



Updated 14 September 2019

The service was effective.

Details are in our effective findings below.



Updated 14 September 2019

The service was caring.

Details are in our caring findings below.



Updated 14 September 2019

The service was exceptionally responsive.

Details are in our responsive findings below.



Updated 14 September 2019

The service was well-led.

Details are in our well-Led findings below.