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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 9 April 2021

Holt Farm Care Limited is a care home registered to provide accommodation, personal and nursing care for up to 6 people with a range of needs, including learning disabilities and mental health needs. There were 6 people living at the service at the time of our visit.

We found the following examples of good practice.

There were robust entrance procedures in place including, hand washing facilities, temperature recording and Covid-19 lateral flow tests (LFT). LFT are the tests that give an instant result.

The provider had good systems to ensure safe admissions, including only allowing new admissions after a confirmed negative result of the Covid-19 test.

Staff ensured people were able to stay in touch with their families using technology, such as Face Time. Visitors were allowed if pre-arranged with good plans in place to protect all concerned. The registered manager kept in regular contact with families to ensure lines of communication were kept open.

Staff had been trained in infection prevention and control and Covid-19and followed robust PPE [personal protective equipment] protocols. Staff understood the correct donning and doffing procedure to ensure PPE was being correctly used.

Regular testing for Covid-19 was conducted for both people living at the service and the staff. There was a comprehensive contingency plan of what to do in case of an outbreak.

Infection control audits took place and the cleaning of all areas including regular touchpoint surfaces. Staff confirmed this reduced infection risks.

Risk assessments to ensure appropriate support for staff had been carried out, these included individual health conditions and personal circumstances. Staff had access to dedicated counselling and advice if they been affected directly or indirectly by Covid-19. Staff told us they were happy with the support and guidance they had received from the registered manager and provider.

The registered manager reported good support from the local health professionals and the team at the provider's head office.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 9 April 2021

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

Effective

Good

Updated 9 April 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 9 April 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 9 April 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 9 April 2021