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The Beeches Residential Home Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 24 April 2021

The Beeches Residential Care Home provides accommodation and personal care for up to 35 people who require 24 hour support and care. Some people also have dementia and a physical impairment.

We found the following areas of good practice:

The home had purchased adequate amounts of personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure that staff could protect themselves and people living in the home. Staff had received training from local district nurses with regard to donning and doffing PPE. Used PPE was disposed of as clinical waste.

Currently visitors were unable to visit in person so staff had set up different ways in which people could stay in touch with those who are important to them. This included by phone, tablet and window visits. People experiencing dementia were supported by staff to engage with these virtual opportunities. Staff recognised that people missed contact with their friends and relatives and had continued to deliver a full programme of activities to cheer people's mood. A visiting pod had been installed in the garden and there were plans to allow visits from family and friends once COVID-19 restrictions were lifted.

All staff undertook both PCR and lateral flow tests in order to protect the people they cared for. Where staff tested positive, they were supported to isolate at home and the appropriate authorities informed. Handovers and staff breaks had been modified to ensure that only small groups gathered at any one time. If staff did meet in one room, they remained socially distant and wore PPE.

The premises looked clean throughout and communal areas were ventilated. Cleaning schedules had been updated by the housekeeper in light of COVID-19 risks and frequent cleaning of high touch areas was undertaken by all staff, both day and night. The home had a large stock of cleaning detergents which had been checked for their efficacy in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Oversight of laundry was comprehensive and housekeeping staff demonstrated a good knowledge of the guidelines in place for washing people’s clothing should someone test positive for COVID-19.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 24 April 2021

Findings are recorded below.

Effective

Good

Updated 24 April 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 24 April 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 24 April 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 24 April 2021