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The Laurels and The Limes Care Home Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 5 June 2021

The Laurels and The Limes Care Home is a care home which can accommodate up to 88 people who require accommodation for nursing and personal care. At the time of our inspection there were 66 people living in the home.

We found the following examples of good practice.

The home had systems in place to support relatives to visit their family members, minimising the risk of infection. Relatives and friends were encouraged to keep in contact with their loved ones via telephone and video calls. They were also able to visit in person, by appointment, inside the home or using the visitor pod in the garden.

The home had implemented cohorting effectively, with staff allocated to either The Laurels (building one) or The Limes (building two), and they did not mix between the two buildings.

We observed signage around the home to guide staff on the use of protective personal equipment (PPE) and appropriate handwashing technique. The premises were clean and hygienic. Frequent touch points, such as handrails and door knobs were regularly cleaned. Staff supported people to keep apart as much as possible to try and maintain safe social distancing. For example, by moving chairs in communal areas further apart.

All people living and working at The Laurels and The Limes Care Home had been offered a vaccine and were regularly tested for COVID-19 in line with government guidance.

Risk assessments were in place to consider and reduce any impact to people who used the service and staff who may be disproportionately at risk of COVID-19. These included Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups (BAME), people with learning disabilities and people with dementia.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 5 June 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 5 June 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 5 June 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 5 June 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 5 June 2021