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Broadlands Park Residential Care Home Good

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Reports


Inspection carried out on 22 March 2019

During a routine inspection

About the service

Broadlands Park is a care home that offers care and support for up to 34 older people some of whom were living with dementia. There were 33 people using the service at the time of our inspection visit.

People’s experience of using this service

• People were supported to be safe. Staff understood their responsibilities to protect people from abuse and avoidable harm. Risk was assessed and managed. People’s human rights and freedoms were respected within their risk management plans.

• Routine checks and maintenance were carried out on the premises and equipment. Staff knew what to do in the event of an emergency, accident or incident.

• There were enough staff to meet people’s needs and to spend time with them. Staff were recruited in a safe way.

• People’s medicines were managed in a safe way and were reviewed by the prescribing doctor to make sure they remained effective. People had access to the healthcare services they required. Staff referred people promptly and followed the advice and guidance provided by healthcare professionals.

• People had enough to eat and drink. Where people were at risk of malnutrition or dehydration, staff took action to manage the risk and monitored the amount they ate and drank.

• The premises met the needs of people who used the service. People’s rooms were personalised. The premises were clean and tidy throughout. Staff knew how to reduce the risk of infection. They had access to the protective equipment and cleaning products they required to achieve this.

• Staff had the training and support required to meet people’s needs. Care and support followed best practice guidelines and legislation. Staff had opportunities to learn and develop their skills and qualifications.

• Consent to care and support was always sought in line with legislation and guidance. People were encouraged to make choices and decisions about their care and support and the things they did each day.

• Staff were kind and compassionate. People and staff had developed positive relationships. Staff were passionate about their work and motivated to improve outcomes for people and support them to become more independent. Privacy and dignity was promoted by all staff.

• Staff knew people well. They knew about the things that were important to people and the things that may cause distress. Staff knew the best way to communicate with people and how to offer support and reassurance when this was required. People were able to follow their interests and hobbies and took part in culturally relevant activities.

• There was a complaints procedure and people were confident speaking with staff about any concerns. People, relatives and staff were asked for their feedback on the home and their views and opinions were listened to and acted on accordingly.

• Staff understood their roles and responsibilities. They received the training and support they required. There were strong leadership and support structures in place. Staff and managers shared a vision based on providing person-centred care and support and improving outcomes for people. There were effective systems in place to monitor the quality of the service and to drive improvement.

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

Rating at last inspection

At the last inspection we rated this service Good (report published on 17 May 2016).

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection based on the previous rating.

Follow up

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

Inspection carried out on 17 May 2016

During a routine inspection

The inspection took place on 17 and 18 May 2016 and was unannounced.

Broadlands Park provides care for up to 34 people. The home supported people who were over 65 years of age some of whom were living with dementia. The building offered accommodation over two floors, but most of the accommodation was on one level and purpose built.

There was a registered manager in place, a tier of senior staff including a member of staff who provided ‘management support’. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. Like registered providers, they are ‘registered persons’. Registered persons have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated Regulations about how the service is run.

People benefited from being supported by staff who were safely recruited, well trained and who felt supported in their work by their colleagues and by the manager. There was consistently enough staff to safely meet people’s individual needs.

Staff understood how to protect people from the risk of abuse and knew the procedure for reporting any concerns. Medicines were managed and stored safely and adherence to best practice was consistently applied. People received their medicines on time, safely and in the manner the prescriber intended. The service regularly audited the administration of medicines.

Staff knew and understood the needs of people living at Broadlands Park.

Staff received yearly appraisals. Staff practice was not observed as often as the manager wanted. The manager was monitoring this and in communication with senior staff whose responsibility it was to observe practice. Staff did not have formal supervision; however staff said they were in regular communication with the manager and senior staff.

Staff told us they were happy working at Broadlands Park. They assisted people with kindness and compassion. People’s dignity and privacy was maintained and respected.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is required to monitor the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and report on what we find. The service was depriving some people of their liberty in order to provide necessary care and to keep them safe. The service had made applications for authorisation to the local authority DoLS team. The service was working within the principles of the MCA.

People’s care plans contained important, relevant and detailed information to assist staff in meeting people’s needs. People and their relatives had been involved in making decisions around the care they received. People’s needs had been reviewed. The service was introducing a new system with the aim to increase people’s involvement in their reviews.

The service had good links with community healthcare teams. People were supported to maintain good health and wellbeing. The service reacted proactively to changes in people’s health and social care needs.

The service did not have good links with the local community. However the manager said they were aware of this and wanted to develop this area.

People were encouraged to maintain relationships with others and the service actively welcomed family members and visitors to the home. There were planned activities on a weekly basis. The service found creative ways to try and stimulate people.

There was a positive and open culture. There was a homely and welcoming atmosphere to the home. Relatives felt involved and listened to. They were confident that any concerns they may have would be addressed. There were systems in place to monitor the quality of the service. The manager and the management support were involved and present in the daily life at Broadlands Park.