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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 3 December 2020

Simonsfield Care Home provides accommodation and personal care for up to 63 older people and people living with dementia. Accommodation is in single rooms with en-suite facilities. Accommodation is over two floors, with communal lounges, dining areas and secure garden.

The service followed safe visiting procedures to minimise the spread of infection. Plans were in place to create specific areas for family to visit during the winter period whilst maintaining social distancing rules.

Staff followed shielding and social distancing rules and encouraged people to maintain social distancing where able to. Where social distancing was not possible due to the level of care required, staff followed correct guidance in the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Safe procedures were in place for admitting people into the service. Staff ensured people newly admitted were given additional support to maintain their health and wellbeing.

There was a good stock of the right standard of PPE and staff used and disposed of it correctly. Managers shared Infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance, updates and good practice across the staff team. Current IPC and PPE procedures were clearly visible across the service.

People and staff had access to regular COVID-19 testing.

Staff reassured people throughout the pandemic and provided them with the support they needed to maintain regular contact with family and friends through the use of technology.

We were assured this service were following safe infection prevention and control measures to keep people safe.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 3 December 2020

Inspected but not rated.

Effective

Good

Updated 3 December 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 3 December 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 3 December 2020

Well-led

Good

Updated 3 December 2020