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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 3 February 2021

The Beeches is a care home providing personal care for up to 64 people aged 65 and over, some of whom were living with dementia. At the time of the inspection 39 people were living at the service.

We found the following examples of good practice.

The provider had followed current guidance in relation to infection prevention and control. The home was currently closed to non-essential visitors and admissions. 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 home was clean and tidy and had designated cleaning staff. Housekeeping and care staff were documenting cleaning being carried out within the home. All staff ensured regular disinfection of frequently touched surfaces of the home for example handrails and banisters.

COVID-19 testing was taking place regularly for people and staff. Staff had access to guidance and policies regarding COVID-19 and infection prevention and control. People who had tested positive for COVID-19 were cared for, as far as possible, in their bedrooms to minimise the risk of spreading the virus.

Staff had received training and ongoing guidance about COVID - 19 and how to safely provide care and support to people. This included how to use and discard PPE safely. There was a good supply of PPE available to staff. PPE was placed throughout the corridors of the home, to enable easy access for staff. However, the PPE was not stored safely. The management team had already recognised this and had ordered PPE storage stations.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 3 February 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 3 February 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 3 February 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 3 February 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 3 February 2021