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Friarn House Residential Home Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 11 February 2021

Frairn Residential Home provides accommodation with nursing and personal care. The home is a period home laid out over three floors. There are 15 single rooms and one double room available, all have toilet and handwashing facilities. At the time of this inspection there were 16 people living at the home. The ground floor accommodates a dining room, lounge, kitchen, and bedrooms. There is access to outside space. All floors are accessible via stairs and a chair lift.

We found the following examples of good practice.

The provider had not had an outbreak of Corona virus within in the home. At the time of the inspection all residents and staff had tested negative.

When staff came on shift, they were expected to record their temperatures and gel their hands before entering the building. Staff were asked to change their clothes when coming on shift, they used a staff toilet near the front entrance to get changed and put on their personal protective equipment, (PPE). A staff member told us, someone made us bags to put our clothes in and put our names on the bags.

Staff had received training in infection control, including how to safely put on and take off PPE such as gloves, aprons, and face coverings. The registered manager also told us; they had received this additional training as part of the support offered through Public Health England.

We saw staff wearing appropriate PPE and changing their PPE when moving from room to room. Due to the recent outbreak the provider had stopped all visitors coming into the home, this was to help prevent the virus entering the home. One staff member told us, “We support people to use phones and other technology to keep in touch”.

We reviewed the providers visitor’s policy and the registered manager assured us, when visitors do visit the home they are asked to wash their hands, wear PPE and maintain social distancing.

The home was split into three floors and staff could isolate each floor, but the registered manager told us they had not implemented zoning as every staff member and resident continued to test negative in the home. The registered manager was having regular contact with their GP, but this had stopped recently. The registered manager said they would contact Public Health England and the local commissioning team for support in the event there was outbreak in the home.

The provider was not admitting people to the home currently as they had no vacancies. The registered manager told us if they did have vacancies, no one would be admitted without a negative test first and their belongings would go into isolation for 72 hours prior to the person moving in, the providers admissions policy confirmed this was the correct process for the home.

The registered manager ensured regular testing was carried out, weekly for staff and monthly for people living in the home, this was in line with Covid testing guidance. The registered manager told us, and records confirmed, they gained consent from relatives for people who were not able to consent to testing, this information was recorded in line with the Mental Capacity Act.

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

Good

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