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Fairlawn Residential Home Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 1 December 2020

Fairlawn Residential Home is a care home providing accommodation and personal care for up to 26 elderly people. At the time of the inspection there were 23 people living at the service, some of whom were living with dementia.

We found the following examples of good practice.

Prior to the current lockdown the registered manager had been facilitating visits in a garden summer house. A Perspex screen divided the summer house for people and their relatives. During periods of lockdown the registered manager had sent emails about what activities people had done to keep relatives connected. There was also an iPad for people and relatives to have Skype calls.

Meal times were made more flexible to reduce the number of people in the dining room. Only two people ate at any dining table at one time and people could eat in the lounge or their rooms to further enable social distancing.

People were supported to go to essential healthcare appointments. For example, one person who had experienced an increase in falls attended an appointment to check a possible underlying cause. The registered manager said they had supplied the person with personal protective equipment (PPE) and transportation to reduce the risk of infection.

The registered manager told us they had reduced the number of healthcare professionals entering the service during peaks of COVID-19. For example, the registered manager said they had worked with the district nurse to support people with minor skin conditions. The district nurse dropped off dressings and provided guidance for the registered manager to carry out the care. Photographs were sent to the district nurse to review. The registered manager told us they had also reduced the risk of infection when the chiropodist visited by stationing them in one bathroom. Staff took people to the chiropodist to receive their care.

The registered manager had created an infection control booklet for staff to keep for easy reference. The booklet contained emergency action plans, hand washing techniques and correct PPE practice.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 1 December 2020

We were assured the service was following infection prevention and control procedures to keep people safe.

Effective

Good

Updated 1 December 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 1 December 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 1 December 2020

Well-led

Good

Updated 1 December 2020