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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 12 December 2019

About the service

Sante Care At Home is a domiciliary care agency that specialises in providing live in care services. Live in care is where staff live and work with people, in people’s homes, providing personal care and support as required. CQC only inspects where people receive personal care. This is help with tasks related to personal hygiene and eating. Where they do we also consider any wider social care provided. At the time of our inspection there were eight people using the service.

People’s experience of using this service and what we found

People were satisfied with the care and support they received from staff. They received the care and support that had been planned and agreed with them. People’s choices for how this was provided were respected and staff delivered this in line with their wishes.

Staff were kind and caring. They supported people in a dignified, respectful way which maintained their privacy and independence. People had a choice about who they received care and support from. The provider made sure this was from the same staff so that this was provided in a consistent way. People were helped follow their interests and to take part in activities that were relevant to them. 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.

People were safe using this service. Staff understood how to protect people from abuse or harm. They were given the information they needed to help reduce risks to people's safety and wellbeing. Staff followed current practice when providing personal care and when preparing and handling food which reduced hygiene risks

The provider made sure there were enough staff available to meet people’s needs. They also made sure staff were suitable and fit to support people through their recruitment checks. Staff received relevant training to help them meet people’s needs. The provider regularly assessed their competency to make sure they were carrying out their duties appropriately and to a high standard. The provider made sure staff had regular opportunities to review and improve their working practices to help them provide effective support to people.

Staff helped people to eat and drink enough to meet their needs and to take their prescribed medicines. Records maintained by staff helped keep others involved in people’s care well informed about their health and wellbeing. Staff understood people’s healthcare needs and how they should be supported with these in a timely and appropriate way.

The provider had systems in place to monitor and review the quality of service that people experienced. They checked with people at regular intervals that the care and support provided was meeting their needs and sought their views about how the service could improve. There were arrangements in place to make sure any accidents, incidents and complaints would be fully investigated and people would be involved and informed of the outcome. The provider worked with others to develop and improve the care and support provided to people.

The provider was continually looking at ways to improve the quality and safety of the service for people. A new electronic records system had been implemented at the service since our last inspection to help staff deliver more responsive and timely care to people. The provider was also able to more effectively monitor that people were getting the right care and support at the right time. Further improvements were planned. The provider was making more information about the service available in a variety of formats to help make these easier for people and staff to read and understand.

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

Rating at last inspection

The last rating for this service was good (published 27 July 2017).

Why we inspected

This inspection was planned ba

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 12 December 2019

The service was safe.

Details are in our Safe findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 12 December 2019

The service was effective.

Details are in our Effective findings below.

Caring

Good

Updated 12 December 2019

The service was caring.

Details are in our Caring findings below.

Responsive

Good

Updated 12 December 2019

The service was responsive.

Details are in our Responsive findings below.

Well-led

Good

Updated 12 December 2019

The service was well-led.

Details are in our Well-Led findings below.