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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 1 May 2021

About the service

Farthings Nursing Home is a nursing home providing personal care to support up to 60 older people who may have a sensory impairment. At the time of our inspection there were 43 people living at the home. It is a large purpose-built building providing passenger lift access to both floors. There are multiple communal spaces for people’s comfort and enjoyment. Farthings Nursing Home will be referred to as Farthings within this report.

People’s experience of using this service and what we found

The provider ensured good levels and deployment of staff consistently met each person’s needs in a timely way. A relative told us, “The high staffing levels has meant staff have had the time to help [my relative] improve beyond my expectations.” The home was clean and bright with sufficient stocks of PPE, which staff consistently used as per national guidance.

The registered manager guided staff to follow the principles of the MCA to protect people from restrictive practices. They provided extensive training to ensure an effective, skilled workforce. The registered manager created detailed care plans and risk assessments to guide staff to mitigate the risks of malnutrition and dehydration.

The management team regularly completed various audits to oversee quality assurance and retain everyone’s safety. People and relatives were very complimentary about the registered manager. One person said, “She really cares and manages the home well, they’re lucky to have her.”

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk

Rating at last inspection and update

The last rating for this service was good (published 07 November 2017).

Why we inspected

We undertook this targeted inspection to follow up on specific concerns which we received about the service. The inspection was prompted in part due to concerns received about staffing levels, infection control, managing behaviours that challenge the service, nutrition, training and quality assurance. A decision was made for us to inspect and examine those risks. We found no evidence during this inspection that people were at risk of harm.

CQC have introduced targeted inspections to follow up on Warning Notices or to check specific 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 Farthings on our website at www.cqc.org.uk.

We looked at infection prevention and control measures under the Safe key question. We look at this in all care home inspections even if no concerns or risks have been identified. This is to provide assurance that the service can respond to coronavirus and other infection outbreaks effectively.

Follow up

We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 1 May 2021

At our last inspection we rated this key question good. We have not reviewed the rating at this inspection. This is because we only looked at the parts of this key question we had specific concerns about.

Effective

Good

Updated 1 May 2021

At our last inspection we rated this key question good. We have not reviewed the rating at this inspection. This is because we only looked at the parts of this key question we had specific concerns about.

Caring

Good

Updated 1 May 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 1 May 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 1 May 2021

At our last inspection we rated this key question good. We have not reviewed the rating at this inspection. This is because we only looked at the parts of this key question we had specific concerns about.