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Lugano Residence for the Elderly Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 15 November 2018

This inspection took place on the 20 August 2018 and was unannounced.

Lugano Residence for the Elderly 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. It is situated is Buckhurst Hill, Essex.

Lugano Residence for the Elderly provides accommodation and support for up to 27 people who may need assistance with personal care and may have care needs associated with living with dementia. There were 26 people living at the service at the time of our inspection. The home does not provide nursing care.

There was a registered manager in post. 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 in January 2016 the overall rating of this service was Good. At this inspection we found the service to be good and continuously working towards a high standard of care as to ensure positive outcomes for people using the service.

The service was safe. The service carried out appropriate recruitment checks before staff commenced employment. There were sufficient staff on duty to meet the needs of people and keep them safe from potential harm or abuse. The service assessed and reviewed people’s health and wellbeing to minimise risk to health. The service had a good management and monitoring structure in place for the management of people’s medicines.

The service was effective. People were cared for and supported by staff who had received training to support people to meet their needs. The manager had a good understanding of their responsibilities in relation to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. The service supported people to eat and drink enough which ensured people maintained a balanced diet.

The service was caring. Staff cared for people in an empathetic and kind manner. Staff had a good understanding of people’s preferences of care. Staff always worked hard to promote people’s independence through encouraging and supporting people to make informed decisions.

The service was responsive. People and their relatives were involved in the planning and review of their care. The service undertook regular care plans reviews and changes were made when needed. People were supported to follow their interests and participate in social activities. The service responded to complaints received in a timely manner.

The service was well led. The service had systems in place to monitor and provide good care and these were reviewed on a regular basis. The manager told us that current systems and processes where being updated and improved.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 15 November 2018

The service remains Good.

Effective

Good

Updated 15 November 2018

The service remains Good.

Caring

Good

Updated 15 November 2018

The service remains Good.

Responsive

Good

Updated 15 November 2018

The service remains Good.

Well-led

Good

Updated 15 November 2018

The service remains Good.