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Hilton Park Care Centre Good


Review carried out on 9 September 2021

During a monthly review of our data

We carried out a review of the data available to us about Hilton Park Care Centre on 9 September 2021. We have not found evidence that we need to carry out an inspection or reassess our rating at this stage.

This could change at any time if we receive new information. We will continue to monitor data about this service.

If you have concerns about Hilton Park Care Centre, you can give feedback on this service.

Inspection carried out on 19 February 2021

During an inspection looking at part of the service

Hilton Park Care Centre is a care home without nursing, which accommodates up to 93 older people, some of whom live with dementia. There were 74 people living at the service when we visited.

We found the following examples of good practice:

Staff made sure that people were protected against the transmission of infection from visitors by scheduling visits, limiting areas that could be accessed and being available to escort visitors. Staff put appropriate actions into place to make sure people were admitted safely into the service.

Staff had enough personal protective equipment, such as masks, gloves and aprons, and had supported people so that they also understood the need for this.

Regular COVID-19 testing was carried out to make sure action could be taken quickly to keep people safe.

The home was clean and staff had increased cleaning of frequently touched surfaces to reduce the risk of transmission of infection. Staff adapted the layout of communal areas to support people to social distance from each other.

The provider made sure staff and the manager received enough support during the pandemic and when additional staff were needed. Additional risk assessments were completed for staff at increased risk of catching COVID-19 and actions put into place to reduce risks to them.

Inspection carried out on 9 October 2018

During a routine inspection

This inspection took place on 9 October 2018. It was unannounced. Hilton Park Care Centre is a care home for up to 93 people, some of whom may be living with dementia. It is a two storey purpose built property. There were 87 people living at the home at the time of this visit.

Hilton Park Care Centre is a ‘care home’. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as single package under one contractual agreement. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided, and both were looked at during this inspection.

There was a registered manager at the home. 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.

At our last inspection we rated the service good. At this inspection we found the evidence continued to support the rating of good and there was no evidence or information from our inspection and ongoing monitoring that demonstrated serious risks or concerns. This inspection report is written in a shorter format because our overall rating of the service has not changed since our last inspection.

Staff knew how to keep people safe, how to respond to possible harm and how to reduce risks to people. There were enough staff who had been recruited properly to make sure they were suitable to work with people. Medicines were stored and administered safely. Regular cleaning made sure that infection control was maintained. Lessons were learnt about accidents and incidents and these were shared with staff members to ensure changes were made to staff practise, to reduce further occurrences.

People’s care was planned and delivered in line with good practice guidance. People were cared for by staff who had received the appropriate training and had the skills and support to carry out their roles. People received a choice of meals, which they liked, and staff supported them to eat and drink. They were referred to health care professionals as needed and staff followed the advice professionals gave them. Adaptations were made to ensure people were safe and able to move around their home as independently as possible. Staff understood and complied with the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA). People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives. Staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the home supported this practice.

Staff were caring, kind and treated people with respect. People were listened to and were involved in their care and what they did on a day to day basis. People’s right to privacy was maintained by the actions and care given by staff members.

People’s personal and health care needs were met and care records provided staff with clear, detailed guidance in how to do this. People were able to take part in social events and spend time with their peers. A complaints system was in place and there was information so people knew who to speak with if they had concerns. Staff had guidance about caring for people at the end of their lives and information was available to show how each person wanted this.

Staff were supported by the registered manager, who had identified areas for improvement and developed a plan to address these. The provider’s monitoring process looked at systems throughout the service, identified issues and staff took the appropriate action to resolve these. People’s, relatives and staff views were sought, with positive results.

Further information is in the detailed findings below

Inspection carried out on 4 February 2016

During a routine inspection

Hilton Park Care Centre provides accommodation and personal and nursing care for up to 93 people, some of whom were living with dementia. There are four units called Queens, Churchill, Trinity and Kings. There are external and internal communal areas for people and their visitors to use.

This unannounced inspection took place on 4 February 2016. There were 76 people receiving care at that time.

The service had a registered manager in place. 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.

Staff were only employed after the provider had carried out comprehensive and satisfactory pre-employment checks. Staff were well trained, and well supported, by their managers. There were sufficient staff to meet people’s assessed needs. Systems were in place to ensure people’s safety was effectively managed. Staff were aware of the procedures for reporting concerns and of how to protect people from harm.

People received their prescribed medicines appropriately and medicines were stored safely. People’s health, care and nutritional needs were effectively met. People were provided with a balanced diet and staff were aware of people’s dietary needs.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is required by law to monitor the operation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and report on what we find. We found that there were formal systems in place to assess people’s capacity for decision making and applications had been made to the authorising agencies for people who needed these safeguards. Staff respected people choices and staff were aware of the key legal requirements of the MCA and DoLS.

People received care and support from staff who were kind, caring and respectful to the people they were caring for. People and their relatives had opportunities to comment on the service provided and people were involved in every day decisions about their care.

Care records were detailed and provided staff with sufficient guidance to provide consistent care to each person. Changes to people’s care was kept under review to ensure the change was effective. There was a varied programme of events for people to join in with. However, not all people were supported to spend their time in meaningful ways and there were limited opportunities for some people to access the local community.

The registered manager was supported by a staff team that including registered nurses, care workers, and ancillary staff. The service was well run and staff, including the registered manager, were approachable. People and relatives were encouraged to provide feedback on the service in various ways both formally and informally. People’s views were listened to and acted on. Concerns were thoroughly investigated plans actioned to bring about improvement in the service.

During a check to make sure that the improvements required had been made

As the purpose of this inspection was to assess improvements made in relation to shortfalls identified during our previous review of compliance undertaken in October 2013 we did not request information directly from people using the service on this occasion.

Inspection carried out on 10 October 2013

During a routine inspection

Overall we found the home was clean and tidy although we saw that some of the rooms with carpets needed cleaning and some of the furniture had scuff marks on them. The atmosphere in the home was relaxed.

Some people had commented on the atrium being cold. The manager said it was difficult to gauge the temperature and at night staff often opened the windows as it got very warm. They did not, however, remember to close them. The manager said anyone who felt cold had extra blankets and would ensure small heaters would be available.

One person told us: "The home is very nice. I don't mind it at all. I've got nothing to do but I like it placid. I don't know of any activities". We were told that there were three activities co-ordinators who all work full time. People told us of trips they go on, games and crafts they do and entertainment that is put on throughout the year.

We found there were sufficient staff to meet people's needs, but the manager must ensure staff in the units had appropriate knowledge and skills.

Inspection carried out on 28 December 2012

During a routine inspection

During our inspection we spoke with a number of people who lived at Hilton Park Care Centre. People told us they were happy with the care and support they received. One person said, �I�m well satisfied. I couldn�t ask for anything better.� Another said, �They look after me well.�

People told us that staff treat them with respect and maintain their privacy and dignity. We saw this in practice during our inspection. People or their family members had been increasingly involved in deciding on the care people needed. Care records gave staff clear guidance on people�s needs and how people preferred those needs to be met. Risks were assessed and risk management plans put in place so that people were kept as safe as possible. Medicines were managed well so that people received their medicines safely and as prescribed.

People told us how much they liked the staff. There were adequate staff on duty on each shift who had all undertaken a range of training relevant to their role. Staff told us they enjoyed working at this home. One said, �All the staff are team players � everyone helps each other.�

The provider had an effective complaints process in place, which was prominently displayed. People we spoke with told us they knew how to complain, and to whom, but they had not had any reason to do so. One person said, �I have no complaints. I�d complain to the manager but I haven�t had to so far.� Another told us, �They are very fair and respect our opinions.�

Inspection carried out on 10, 17 June 2011

During an inspection looking at part of the service

People with whom we spoke said that they were satisfied with how they were treated and considered that the staff respected them. One person described their care as �very good�. One person also said they were happy with the way they were supported to handle their own medication.

Inspection carried out on 23 March and 6 April 2011

During an inspection in response to concerns

Some of the people, who we spoke to, had no complaints about they were treated, although one person felt that they were not always actively asked what they would like to wear. One person said that �some of the staff are good�.

People who use the service said they were �happy� with the way they received their

People said that they did not have to wait long for staff to attend to their calls for assistance. medication.

Reports under our old system of regulation (including those from before CQC was created)