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Bradwell Court Residential Care Home Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 2 March 2021

Bradwell Court Residential Care Home is a residential care home providing nursing or personal care for up to 27 people aged 65 and over. At the time of inspection there were 21 people living in the home. Accommodation is across two separate floors.

We found the following examples of good practice.

The atmosphere in the home was sociable and welcoming. People told us that they felt safe and well cared for and made positive comments about the staff including: “I’m only too happy here, extremely well looked after, the staff are lovely and the care excellent” and “ Very good the staff are very nice”.

At the time of the inspection visits inside the home were only allowed in exceptional circumstances such as end of life. At such times special arrangements would be made, sensitive to the needs of the person and their visitors to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all concerned.

All visitors were offered a lateral flow device (LFD) test for Covid-19 and were asked to complete a health screening form, had their temperature checked and were provided with face masks and, visors to wear throughout their visit.

An ultraviolet (UV) lightbox had been installed in the reception area to ensure that staff and visitor hand hygiene is as effective as possible.

People could keep in touch with their relatives by phone, video calls and closed window visits arranged with the home. The provider had acquired a smart TV to support video calls and facilitate virtual tea visits.

Whole home testing was in place for people, and staff and the registered manager maintained detailed records of each test, its reference number and outcome.

Staff had benefited from training, support and guidance on infection control including COVID-19 and demonstrated skill and confidence in the way they carried out their duties and responsibilities.

Staff had access to the personal protective equipment (PPE) and there were PPE ‘stations’ situated at various locations around the home.

The provider had assessed the impact of how PPE may cause fear and anxiety for people and had provided transparent face masks to help improve communication and allay fears where required.

The home was clean and free of malodour throughout. Enhanced cleaning schedules had been introduced and monitored closely by senior staff to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 2 March 2021

Inspected but not rated.

Effective

Good

Updated 2 March 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 2 March 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 2 March 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 2 March 2021