About the service
Bamfield Lodge is a care home providing personal care and accommodation to up to 60 people. At the time of the inspection, 60 people were living there. The service provides support to older people with a range of health and social care needs, including those living with dementia.
People’s experience of using this service and what we found
This was a targeted inspection that considered staffing levels and the impact this may be having on people who lived at the service. Based on our inspection, we found there were usually sufficient staff to keep people safe and provide high quality care at Bamfield Lodge. Sometimes unforeseen events such as illness affected staffing levels, but this was monitored and actions taken to arrange cover.
The numbers and skills of staff matched the needs of people using the service and staffing levels were reviewed and amended as necessary. Staff knew people well and understood their needs. The service was responsive when people’s needs changed.
People, their relatives and most staff were happy with the levels of staffing at Bamfield Lodge. People and their relatives were satisfied with the care provided.
For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk
Rating at last inspection
The last rating for this service was good (published 29 July 2022).
Why we inspected
We undertook this targeted inspection to check on a specific concern we had about staffing. We found no evidence during this inspection that people were at risk of harm from this concern. The overall rating for the service has not changed following this targeted inspection and remains good.
We use targeted inspections to follow up on Warning Notices or to check concerns. They do not look at an entire key question, only the part of the key question we are specifically concerned about. Targeted inspections do not change the rating from the previous inspection. This is because they do not assess all areas of a key question.
You can read the report from our last comprehensive inspection, by selecting the ‘all reports’ link for Bamfield Lodge on our website at www.cqc.org.uk.
We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service, which will help inform when we next inspect.