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Rosie Nightingale Homecare Good

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Inspection Summary

Overall summary & rating


Updated 23 November 2018

Rosie Nightingale Homecare provides care to 49 people living in their own homes, including; older people, people living with dementia and people with physical disabilities. The service is based in the Harwood, Horwich and Westhoughton areas of Bolton with a head office in Bolton.

At our last inspection we rated the service good. At this inspection we found the evidence continued to support the rating of good and there was no evidence or information from our inspection and ongoing monitoring that demonstrated serious risks or concerns. This inspection report is written in a shorter format because our overall rating of the service has not changed since our last inspection.

The service continued to protect people from the risk of harm or abuse. Safeguarding policies and procedures were robust and had been followed when required. Staff could identify safeguarding concerns and knew how to raise them appropriately.

Risk assessments had identified the individual risks people needed support to manage and plans had been developed to minimise the potential for harm. Environmental risk assessments ensured staff were aware of potential hazards at each property they visited.

Staff had been recruited safely with all necessary checks being completed prior to them starting to work with people. Staffing was sufficient to support people safely. No one told us they felt rushed.

Medicines were managed safely. Staff had received training in medicines. Regular spot checks and audits ensured records were accurate.

People were protected from the risk of infection. Staff were trained in infection control and had access to appropriate equipment, including gloves and aprons which had been supplied by the service.

The service learned from their experience and improved their practice in response to incidents. One example had been developing a more effective system for recording variable dose medicines such as warfarin.

People's needs had been assessed prior to their package of care starting. Care plans had been developed to meet people's needs which reflected good practice guidance.

Staff had received appropriate training and had the necessary skills and knowledge to provide care and support effectively. Some staff had completed further qualifications, including NVQ 2 and 3.

People received support to maintain their nutrition. The service had introduced cooking skills in their recruitment processes to ensure staff could provide meal support as preferred by the service users.

The service worked cooperatively with other organisations and services to ensure people received a coordinated level of care and support.

The service had supported people to access health services in a timely way. They had also promoted health and wellbeing by addressing broader issues such as isolation, communication needs and emotional wellbeing.

People signed their care plans to indicate they had consented to them. Staff were aware of the importance of gaining consent before providing care and support. The service was working within the principles of the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and had considered people's capacity in relation to specific decisions about their care and support.

People told us staff were caring and kind and went the extra mile for them. Relatives praised the commitment and dedication of the staff and service.

People's rights were included in the service user guide which was kept in the care record in people's homes. These rights included statements in relation to dignity, respect and equality.

The service had made efforts to understand people's communication needs and preferences. There had been several examples of individual communication strategies being developed to maximise individuals choice and control.

People's views on the care they received were sought through an annual survey and also informally throughout the year.

People continued to receive care which was personalised and responsive to their needs. Care plans were person cent

Inspection areas



Updated 23 November 2018

The service continued to be Safe



Updated 23 November 2018

The service continued to be effective



Updated 23 November 2018

The service continued to be caring.



Updated 23 November 2018

The service had demonstrated it was now outstanding in relation to being responsive.



Updated 23 November 2018

The service had demonstrated it was now outstanding in relation to being well led.