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Cavendish Care Homes Limited Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 23 April 2021

Cavendish Care Home provides accommodation and personal care for up to 21 people, some of whom may be living with dementia and/or a physical disability and/or a sensory impairment. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided. At the time of inspection, there were 15 people using the service. The layout of the building, including use of rooms had been adapted to take account of COVID-19 regulations.

We found the following examples of good practice:

The arrival and departure of visitors was managed to ensure minimum risk of contact with staff and people who lived in the home.

The home recently introduced an electronic signing in and out procedure for each person entering and leaving the home, including staff, visitors and healthcare professionals.

Staff made the best use of communal areas, by altering the layout of furniture to ensure a safe distance was maintained.

Staff adapted their communication needs for people with hearing difficulties.

Staff made the best use of limited space to be creative with the placement of stations for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

The system for staff testing and recording had been streamlined to improve efficiency and to ensure that all results were recorded centrally and in a timely manner.

All staff who worked in the home agreed to take part in the testing programme.

Training records evidenced that staff received recent IPC training.

The registered manager felt very supported by colleagues in the wider organisation.

Where staff members had tested positive for COVID-19, there was evidence to show that the home's policies and procedures were followed and recorded.

The designated COVID-19 champion was given protected time to organise and record test results.

The COVID-19 champion was responsible for receiving up to date information and disseminating to staff.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 23 April 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 23 April 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 23 April 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 23 April 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 23 April 2021