Updated 13 March 2019
We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection checked whether the provider is meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008, to look at the overall quality of the service, and to provide a rating for the service under the Care Act 2014.
The inspection team consisted of one inspector and an Expert by Experience. An Expert by Experience is a person who has personal experience of using or caring for someone who uses this type of care service. Our expert by experience for this inspection had expertise in the care of older people.
Service and service type:
Millard House is a care home. People in care homes received accommodation and nursing or personal care. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided, and both were looked at during this inspection.
The service had a manager registered with the Care Quality Commission. This means that they and the provider are legally responsible for how the service is run and for the quality and safety of the care provided.
Notice of inspection:
The inspection was unannounced.
What we did when preparing for and carrying out this inspection:
We reviewed information we had received about the service since our last inspection. This included details about incidents the provider must notify us about. We sought feedback from the local authority and professionals who work with the service. We assessed the information we require providers to send us as least once annually to give some key information about the service what the service does well and any improvements they plan to make. We used all this information to plan our inspection.
During the inspection we spoke with six people who use the service and nine family members to ask about the experience of living in and visiting the service, we also spoke with a visiting health care professional.
We spoke with the registered manager, trainee manager and the provider. We also spoke with six staff including the chef and the maintenance staff. We observed the care and support provided to people and the interaction between staff and people throughout our inspection.