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Home Instead Senior Care Crawley Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 12 February 2019

The inspection was announced and took place on 14 January 2019.

Home Instead Senior Care Crawley provides personal care and support to people in their own homes. Personal care and support can be provided for people living with a learning disability, autism, dementia, mental health needs, older people, younger adults and people with a physical disability or sensory impairment. At the time of the inspection personal care was provided to 15 people in their own home.

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.

Staff had a good awareness of the importance of protecting people and what to do if they considered people were not being treated appropriately. Risks were assessed and there were procedures for care staff to follow to ensure people were safely supported. Medicines were safely managed.

Sufficient numbers of staff were provided to meet people’s needs. Checks were made on the suitability of new staff to work in a care setting. Staff were trained in infection control and had access to protective clothing to help prevent the spread of infection. Reviews of accidents and incidents took place.

Care staff were supported well and had access to a range of training courses including nationally recognised qualifications in care.

People’s nutritional needs were assessed and people were supported with food and drinks, when this was needed. Health care needs were assessed and the provider made referrals to health services where this was needed.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice. The provider had a good knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and made appropriate referrals to the local authority when people did not have capacity and whose freedom needed to be restricted for their own safety.

Care staff treated people with dignity and respect. People were supported to make decisions about their care and support, which promoted their independence. Care staff had a good understanding of the need to ensure people’s privacy was upheld.

People’s needs were assessed. Each person had care plans which reflected their needs, preferences and choices. People and their relatives told us the staff were responsive to people’s care needs and ensured person centred care was provided. People’s communication needs were assessed.

Relatives said they had a good dialogue with the care staff and management team. They told us they felt able to raise any concerns and issues were always responded to.

The service was well-led. The provider had systems to assess and monitor the quality of the service. These included seeking the views of people, their relatives and staff about the quality of the service. Staff performance was monitored and staff were supported to develop their skills and knowledge.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 12 February 2019

The service remains Good.

Effective

Good

Updated 12 February 2019

The service remains Good.

Caring

Good

Updated 12 February 2019

The service remains Good.

Responsive

Good

Updated 12 February 2019

The service remains Good.

Well-led

Good

Updated 12 February 2019

The service remains Good.