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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 27 August 2020

Ash Cottage provides accommodation and care and support for up to 24 older people, some of whom were living with dementia. The service does not provide nursing care. Ash Cottage is an extended converted farm cottage, located on a quiet lane in Edenfield, Rossendale.

We found the following examples of good practice.

At the time of the inspection, local restrictions were in place. However, visitor assessments were carried out to consider temperature checks, current health needs and COVID-19 symptoms and any recent travel that may impact on the safety of people living in the home.

People living in the home were familiar with staff wearing face masks. Staff took the time to explain the reasons why they needed to wear masks and offered reassurance when needed.

The home looked clean and hygienic. Sufficient domestic staff were on duty and detailed cleaning schedules were being followed.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 27 August 2020

People were safe. Effective infection prevention and control processes ensured people's safety during the coronavirus pandemic.

Effective

Good

Updated 27 August 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 27 August 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 27 August 2020

Well-led

Good

Updated 27 August 2020