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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 24 December 2020

The Poplars Care Home is a care home which provides nursing and residential care for up to 43 people. Care is primarily provided for older people, some of whom are living with dementia. At the time of this inspection there were 37 people using the service.

We found the following examples of good practice.

Systems were in place to allow safe visiting, including screening visitors to reduce any potential infection risk, before they entered the building.

Social distancing was encouraged, and changes had been made to communal areas to promote this. Wherever possible people were isolating in their room during the outbreak to minimise risk.

Staff wore personal protective equipment (PPE). Training in infection prevention and control measures and the appropriate use of PPE had taken place. The manager completed regular observation of staff practice to ensure good hand hygiene and correct use of PPE.

Systems were in place to admit people safely into the home.

A regular programme of Covid-19 testing was in place for people and the staff team. The provider had sourced rapid test kits and these were to be used immediately someone in the home presented with symptoms or if agency staff were needed in an emergency and their Covid status was not known.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 24 December 2020

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 24 December 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 24 December 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 24 December 2020

Well-led

Good

Updated 24 December 2020