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Netherwood Residential Care Home Good


Inspection carried out on 17 July 2019

During a routine inspection

About the service

Netherwood Residential Care Home provided personal care to a maximum number of 39 older people and people living with a dementia in one adapted building. At the time of the inspection 27 people were using the service.

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

Medicines were managed safely. Risks to people were assessed and managed. People were supported by stable staffing teams who had been safely recruited.

Staff were supported with regular training, supervision and appraisal. 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.

People and relatives said staff were caring. We saw people being treated with dignity and respect. People were supported to access advocacy services where needed.

People received person-centred care. The provider had an effective complaints procedure. People were supported to access activities they enjoyed.

The registered manager and provider carried out checks to monitor and improve the service. Feedback was sought and acted on. The service worked effectively in partnership with other organisations for the benefit of people living there.

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Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was good (published 18 October 2016).

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 re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.

Inspection carried out on 8 September 2016

During a routine inspection

This inspection took place on 8 September 2016 and was unannounced.

The provider of Netherwood Residential Home is registered to provide accommodation and personal care for up to 31 people. At the time of this inspection 28 people were living at the home.

There was a registered manager in place at the service. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. Like registered providers, they are 'registered persons'. Registered persons have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated Regulations about how the service is run. The registered manager was not present for our inspection as they were on pre-arranged annual leave. We saw that they had made arrangements for managerial cover during their leave.

The service was under new ownership from 19 June 2014. This was the first inspection under the new provider.

People were kept safe by staff who understood how to identify and report potential harm and abuse. Staff were aware of the risks to people and what they needed to do to help reduce those risks, such as helping people to move safely around the home. People were supported by sufficient numbers of staff who had the skills and knowledge to meet their needs. People were supported to take their medicine when they needed it.

Staff respected and supported people's right to make their own decisions and choices about their care and treatment. People's permission was sought by staff before they helped them with care tasks. Staff had received training relevant to their roles and felt supported by the registered manager. People were supported to eat and drink enough to maintain good health. People had access to other healthcare professionals as required to make sure their health needs were met.

People felt staff treated them with kindness and compassion and they felt involved in their own care. Staff respected people's dignity and privacy and supported them to keep their independence. People received care that was personal to them because staff knew them well. People received their care when they needed it and were not kept waiting by staff when they asked for assistance. People knew how to make a complaint and felt able to discuss any concerns with the registered manager.

The registered manager and staff had created an environment that was homely and welcoming. The provider encouraged staff to value people and support them in a dignified and compassionate way. Staff were clear on their roles and spoke about the people they supported with fondness and respect.

Systems were in place to monitor and check the quality of care and to make sure people were safe. The provider used the information to drive continuous improvement of the service they provided.