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Birchwood Retirement Home Good

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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 4 December 2020

Birchwood Retirement Home is a residential care home which was providing personal care to 14 older people some of who were living with dementia at the time of the inspection. The home can support up to 17 people.

We found the following examples of good practice.

• There was a strict procedure in place for visitors. Staff took temperatures, and provided Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The national Track and Trace system was also in place. There was a protocol for relatives to adhere to, with set visiting times, and only one designated visitor. Visitors and people were socially distanced.

• There was a 'Covid-19 information Board’ which contained current information and guidance. This ensured all staff and any visitors had access to up to date information.

• PPE in use complied with current guidance with masks and visors in evidence. Gloves and aprons were frequently changed and regular hand washing was observed.

• The service was cleaned with chloride cleaning solution to reduce the risk of spread of infection. The service was well-maintained. Good use had been made of the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) grant to replace worn flooring in the dining room, to upgrade the laundry, and included easily washable walls and surfaces.

• The use of smaller communal rooms was helpful in managing social distancing. The home was warm with windows open and good air flow throughout.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 4 December 2020

Is the service safe?

Inspected but not rated

We were assured the service were following safe infection prevention and control procedures to keep people safe.

Effective

Good

Updated 4 December 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 4 December 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 4 December 2020

Well-led

Good

Updated 4 December 2020