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Ashwood Lodge Care Home Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 27 February 2021

Ashwood Lodge is a care home which is registered to provide nursing and personal care for up to 23 older people. There were 22 people living at the home at the time of the inspection, including people who were living with a dementia type illness.

We found the following examples of good practice.

Measures had been implemented to ensure people entering the home did so following current guidance regarding personal protective equipment (PPE) and social distancing. This included temperatures being taken on arrival and PPE being used.

The provider had robust systems to ensure safe admissions, including only allowing new admissions after a confirmed negative result of the COVID-19 test. New admissions isolated for the required number of days.

An additional cleaning schedule had been introduced to ensure robust measures to reduce infection risks, including additional tasks such as cleaning of any regular touched surfaces. The provider participated in the COVID-19 regular testing programme for both people and staff.

People were encouraged to stay in regular contact with friends and relatives. Staff supported people to make regular telephone and video calls and the registered manager had created a private Facebook page for people living in the service with photos and updates from their loved ones.

Staff ensured activities still took place. During the recent snow fall, staff made a large snowball to bring into the home which evoked lots of memories and conversations.

Staff participated in various training sessions around infection control and using PPE. Staff's competency around infection control and PPE was checked regularly to prevent staff complacency. There were designated areas for donning/doffing PPE.

Inspection areas

Safe

Requires improvement

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Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

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Caring

Good

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Responsive

Good

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Well-led

Good

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