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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Outstanding

Updated 17 February 2021

Kevlin House is a care home that provides care for up to 15 older people, some of whom may be living with dementia. At the time of our inspection 14 people were receiving care. The service is in one adapted building.

We found the following examples of good practice.

¿ There was regular communication with relatives. This included weekly telephone calls to relatives as well as virtual care plan reviews with people and their relatives.

¿ Staff understand how to use personal protective equipment safely to help present the spread of infection.

¿ The environment was clean. Cleaning schedules had been reviewed to take in to account the impact of COVID-19.

¿ Designated staff had attended external training arranged by the clinical commissioning group on infection control and COVID-19. Regular competency checks of staff were carried out on handwashing and the use of PPE.

¿ Visiting arrangements had been clearly communicated to visitors. There were measures in place to help prevent visitors from catching or spreading infections. This included designated entry points, along with screening and testing of visitors to the service.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 17 February 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 17 February 2021

Caring

Outstanding

Updated 17 February 2021

Responsive

Outstanding

Updated 17 February 2021

Well-led

Outstanding

Updated 17 February 2021