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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 2 November 2016

This inspection took place on 6 and 7 September 2016 and was unannounced.

Regency Court Care Home provides both long term and respite nursing care and accommodation for up to 45 older people who also require nursing care. At the time of this inspection, there were 38 people living at the home.

The service was last inspected on 18 and 29 August 2015 when it was given an overall rating of ‘Requires Improvement.’ At that inspection we found breaches of four Regulations related to person-centred care, safe care and treatment, meeting nutrition and hydration needs and staffing. We required the provider to make improvements to achieve compliance with these regulations. The provider sent us an action plan which detailed the action they planned to take to make the improvements that were required. At this inspection we found that improvements had been made and legal requirements had been met. The overall rating of the service had improved.

A registered manager was in post when we visited. 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 present throughout the inspection.

The registered manager and staff understood their role in relation to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) and how the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) should be put into practice. These safeguards protect the rights of people by ensuring, if there are any restrictions to their freedom and liberty, these have been authorised by the local authority as being required to protect the person from harm.

Staff confirmed they had been trained in how to identify and report any incidents of abuse they may witness.

Any potential risks to individual people had been identified and appropriately managed. For example, people at risk of pressure wounds had received appropriate nursing care to reduce the risk of their occurrence or recurrence.

People’s medicines had been administered and managed safely.

There were sufficient numbers of staff on duty with the necessary skills and experience to meet people’s needs.

Staff supported people to eat and drink if required. They ensured people at potential risk received adequate nutrition and hydration.

People were provided with support to access health care services in order to meet their needs.

Positive, caring relationships had been developed with staff to ensure people received the support they needed. They were encouraged to express their views and to be actively involved in making decisions about the support they received to maintain the lifestyle they have chosen.

The culture of the service was open, transparent and supportive. People and their relatives were encouraged to express their views and make suggestions so they may be used by the provider to make improvements.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 2 November 2016

The service was safe.

Risks to people had been managed safely. Records demonstrated, where risks had been identified, action had been taken to reduce them where possible.

People’s safety had been promoted because staff understood how to identify and report abuse.

Sufficient numbers of suitable staff had been provided to keep people safe and to meet their needs.

Prescribed medicines had been safely managed.

Effective

Good

Updated 2 November 2016

The service was effective.

People’s rights had been protected as the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) and requirements of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) had been followed.

Staff received appropriate training to enable them to provide care skilfully and effectively. They also received support and supervision on a regular basis to ensure they understood what was expected of them.

People were supported to have sufficient to eat and drink.

Caring

Good

Updated 2 November 2016

The service was caring.

People were supported by kind and friendly staff who responded to their needs.

People or their relatives had been actively involved in making decisions about their care and treatment.

People’s privacy and dignity had been promoted and respected

Responsive

Good

Updated 2 November 2016

The service was responsive.

People received care and support that was personalised and responsive to their individual needs.

People were able to raise suggestions or concerns and the registered manager responded to any issues people raised.

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Well-led

Good

Updated 2 November 2016

The service was well-led.

The registered manager promoted a positive culture which was open and inclusive.

Staff were well supported and were clear about their roles and responsibilities.

Quality monitoring systems were in place to ensure in the quality of the service provided to people.