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The local authority has identified this service as suitable to care for people discharged from hospital with a positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test result. We have checked it meets the infection prevention and control standards we expect. Find out more about these checks

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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 3 December 2020

Earls Lodge Care Home is a 'care home'. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as a single package under one contractual agreement. The home is registered to accommodate 52 people. The designated setting can accommodate up to 13 people in one unit.

We found the following examples of good practice.

¿ The service had a dedicated unit to be used as a designated setting for people with a positive COVID-19 result. The unit had a separate entrance for staff to use, away from the main home. Staff were designated to the unit and would not move between units to reduce the risk of transmission. The service had supported people with COVID-19 during a previous outbreak and had learned lessons and gained experience in how to care for people safely.

¿ All rooms had an en-suite toilet and wash basin. Staff understood the requirement to put in place enhanced cleaning schedules for all communal areas and bedrooms in the unit to prevent the transmission of infection.

¿ Staff had been trained and understood their responsibility in relation to infection prevention and control. Risk assessments on staff, visitors and professionals had been undertaken. Staff had the necessary PPE and the management team undertook spot checks to ensure they were using this correctly and undertook supervision of staff where they identified any shortfalls.

¿ The provider recognised the need to ensure people were encouraged to remain as independent as possible throughout their stay. This was to ensure people retained the skills they needed to return to their usual place of living as soon as they recovered.

¿ The management team were on call 24 hours a day to support staff. They understood their responsibilities to monitor the quality and safety of the service to ensure people who used the service and staff were safe during the pandemic.

¿ We were assured that this service met good infection prevention and control guidelines as a designated care setting.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 3 December 2020

We were assured the service was following safe infection prevention and control procedures.

Effective

Good

Updated 3 December 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 3 December 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 3 December 2020

Well-led

Good

Updated 3 December 2020