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Aden Mount Care Home

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Perseverance Street, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD4 6AP (01484) 515019

Provided and run by:
Aden House Limited

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Background to this inspection

Updated 30 July 2021

The inspection

We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (the Act) as part of our regulatory functions. We checked whether the provider was meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Act. We looked at the overall quality of the service and provided a rating for the service under the Care Act 2014.

As part of this inspection we looked at the infection control and prevention measures in place. This was conducted so we can understand the preparedness of the service in preventing or managing an infection outbreak, and to identify good practice we can share with other services.

Inspection team

Two inspectors, a specialist advisor (SpA), specialising in elderly and dementia care, and an Expert by Experience carried out this inspection. An Expert by Experience is a person who has personal experience of using or caring for someone who uses this type of care service.

Service and service type

Aden Mount is a ‘care home’. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as a single package under one contractual agreement. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided, and both were looked at during this inspection.

The service had a manager registered with the Care Quality Commission. This means that they and the provider are legally responsible for how the service is run and for the quality and safety of the care provided.

Notice of inspection

This inspection was unannounced.

What we did before the inspection

We reviewed the information we had received about the service since the last inspection. We sought feedback from the local authority, commissioners and Healthwatch Kirklees. Healthwatch is an independent consumer champion that gathers and represents the views of the public about health and social care services in England. We used all of this information to plan our inspection.

The provider was not asked to complete a provider information return prior to this inspection. This is information we require providers to send us to give some key information about the service, what the service does well and improvements they plan to make. We took this into account when we inspected the service and made the judgements in this report.

During the inspection

We spoke with five people who used the service and seven relatives about their experience of the care provided. We spoke with eight staff members including the registered manager, a nurse and care workers.

We reviewed a range of records. This included three people's care records and multiple medication records. We looked at two staff files in relation to recruitment, induction and supervision.

After the inspection

We continued to seek clarification from the provider to validate evidence found. We reviewed a range of records relating to the management of the service, including policies, procedures, training data and quality assurance records. We reviewed feedback from five professionals who regularly visit the service.

Overall inspection


Updated 30 July 2021

About the service

Aden Mount is a residential care home providing personal and nursing care for up to 45 people aged 65 and over. At the time of inspection there were 31 people living at the service. Care is provided across three floors.

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

Medicines were managed safely. Staff were appropriately trained to ensure safe medication management.

Risks to people were safely managed. Care was individualised and staff were knowledgeable about people’s needs.

People were safeguarded from the risk of abuse. The service worked in partnership with relevant authorities to keep people safe. Safe recruitment procedures were in place.

Infection prevention and control (IPC) practices were safe, minimising the risk of cross infection.

Systems in place to monitor the service were effective in identifying and addressing areas that required improvement. There was a positive culture at the service and people were involved in their care. People and relatives were involved in making changes to the service.

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 requires improvement (published 11 June 2019) and there was a breach of regulation 12 (Safe Care and Treatment) of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014. The provider completed an action plan after the last inspection to show what they would do and by when to improve. At this inspection we found improvements had been made and the provider was no longer in breach of regulation.

Why we inspected

The inspection was prompted in part by notification of a specific incident. Following which a person using the service died. This incident is subject to a criminal investigation. As a result, this inspection did not examine the circumstances of the incident.

The information CQC received about the incident indicated concerns about the management of pressure care. This inspection examined those risks.

We undertook a focussed inspection to review the key questions of safe and well-led only. 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 COVID-19 and other infection outbreaks effectively.

We reviewed the information we held about the service. No areas of concern were identified in the other key questions. We therefore did not inspect them. Ratings from previous comprehensive inspections for those key questions were used in calculating the overall rating at this inspection.

The overall rating for the service has changed from requires improvement to good. This is based on the findings at this inspection.

You can read the report from our last comprehensive inspection, by selecting the 'all reports' link for Aden Mount Care Home on our website at www.cqc.org.uk.

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