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Valmar Care t/a Locharwoods of Birkdale Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 11 March 2021

Locharwoods of Birkdale is a residential care home registered to provide accommodation, personal and nursing care to up to 19 people. At the time of this inspection there were 16 people living at the home.

We found the following examples of good practice:

• Staff were wearing the required levels of personal protective equipment (PPE) and they disposed of used PPE safely and in line with the relevant guidance.

• Measures were in place to minimise risk, including staff changing from their outdoor shoes at the start of a shift and uniforms laundered in the home.

• The home had a testing programme in place ensuring that people living at the home and staff were tested regularly.

• Staff supported family and friends to safely visit their loved ones, including the use of a 'cuddle wall' outdoors in warmer weather.

• Staff and people living at the home were supported to isolate when necessary.

• The layout of communal areas in the home had been adjusted to ensure social distancing could be maintained. For example, chairs in the lounge areas had been moved further apart.

• The premises were clean and hygienic. Frequent cleaning was carried out throughout the day.

• The home sought the views of family and friends through a COVID-19 feedback survey so they could use this feedback to make improvements if needed.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 11 March 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 11 March 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 11 March 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 11 March 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 11 March 2021