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Autumn Grange Nursing Home Requires improvement

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Requires improvement

Updated 11 December 2020

Autumn Grange is a residential care home that provides accommodation for up to 54 people who require nursing or personal care who may also be living with dementia. At the time of this inspection there were 37 people receiving a service. The accommodation comprised of single occupancy bedrooms over two floors, some of which had ensuite toilet and hand wash basins. A range of communal facilities were provided for people's use. This included spaces for dining, relaxation and activities as well as toilets and bathrooms.

We found the following examples of good practice.

¿The provider had introduced visiting protocols in line with government guidelines to reduce the risk of catching and spreading infection.

¿The provider had implemented a variety of alternative methods of communication, including social media, video calls, emails, and voice calls for people to keep in touch with family and friends.

¿The provider had implemented isolation and zoning in order to reduce the risk to people from infection through exposure and cross contamination.

¿Staff were observed to use personal protective equipment (PPE) as per the current guidelines to help ensure people's safety.

¿Staff and people living at the service continued to receive a Covid 19 test as part of the Government's whole home testing scheme.

¿Additional domestic staff had been employed to carry out enhanced cleaning schedules introduced to keep people safe by reducing the spread of infection.

¿The provider IPC policy and related guidance for staff to follow had been kept up to date and revised when needed to reflect government guidance concerned with Covid 19 practice.

Inspection areas

Safe

Requires improvement

Updated 11 December 2020

No ratings were awarded following this inspection. This was a targeted inspection looking at the IPC practices the provider has in place.

Effective

Requires improvement

Updated 11 December 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 11 December 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 11 December 2020

Well-led

Requires improvement

Updated 11 December 2020