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Aspen Lodge Care Home Requires improvement

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Requires improvement

Updated 21 November 2020

Aspen Lodge Care Home is care home which provides nursing and personal care for up to 35 older people. At the time of inspection there was 32 people living in the service.

Communal bathrooms, toilets and the sluice areas required immediate attention. These areas were not well maintained. For example; some areas of flooring were damaged, some seals were broken around sink area's, ceiling tiles were water damaged and some were missing, and some equipment was rusty. This meant effective cleaning of these areas was compromised.

The manager had identified these areas of concern in their most recent audit, prior to the inspection and had a plan in place to rectify these issues.

We found the following examples of good practice.

• The provider ensured there was sufficient stock of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in place including masks, gloves, aprons and hand sanitiser. Infection control polices had been updated to reflect the current national guidance and staff were wearing this appropriately.

• There was a testing programme in place for staff and people living in the service. This was to ensure if any staff or people had contracted COVID-19 and were asymptomatic, this was identified and acted upon in a timely way.

• There was a clear procedure in place to ensure people were admitted to the service safely.

• Information and guidance was available to staff, relatives and people living in the service relating to COVID-19 and infection control.

• The provider ensured staff were skilled in infection prevention and control. This included modules about infection control and training relating to ‘Donning and Doffing’ which is how to put on and remove PPE safely.

• The provider had set up a visiting room to facilitate visits between people and their relatives. This included an outside access point to the room. PPE was available to visitors the room was segregated to promote social distancing. These measures meant people and their relatives could safely spend time together.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Requires improvement

Updated 21 November 2020

This was a thematic review seeking to identify examples of good practice in infection prevention and control.

Effective

Requires improvement

Updated 21 November 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 21 November 2020

Responsive

Requires improvement

Updated 21 November 2020

Well-led

Requires improvement

Updated 21 November 2020