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Hazelwood Homecare Limited Good

This service was previously registered at a different address - see old profile

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 1 November 2018

We carried out an announced inspection of Hazelwood Homecare on 27 September 2018. Hazelwood Homecare is a domiciliary care agency. It provides personal care to people living in their own houses and flats. It provides a service to older people, younger adults, people with a physical disability or sensory impairment, people who misuse drugs or alcohol and people living with dementia. At the time of our inspection the service was providing support to 73 people.

At our last inspection, we rated the service good. At this inspection we found the evidence continued to support the rating of good and there was no evidence or information from our inspection and ongoing monitoring that demonstrated serious risks or concerns. This inspection report is written in a shorter format because our overall rating of the service has not changed since our last inspection.

People told us they received safe care. We found that staff had been recruited safely and the staff we spoke with were aware of how to safeguard adults at risk. There were safe processes and practices in place for the management and administration of medicines.

People receiving support and their relatives told us staff visited them on time and stayed as long as they should. They liked the staff who supported them and told us they were supported by staff they knew.

Staff received an effective induction and appropriate training. People receiving support and their relatives felt that staff were competent and had the knowledge and skills to meet their needs.

People received appropriate support with eating, drinking and their healthcare needs. Referrals were made to community health and social care professionals to ensure that people’s needs were met.

People told us staff respected their right to privacy and dignity. They told us staff took their time when providing support and encouraged them to be independent.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way; the policies and systems at the service supported this practice. Where people lacked the capacity to make decisions about their care, the service had taken appropriate action in line with the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

We saw evidence that people received care that reflected their needs, risks and preferences. People told us their care needs had been discussed with them and we found that, where appropriate, their relatives or representatives had been consulted.

People being supported and their relatives told us they were happy with how the service was being managed. They found the registered manager and staff approachable and helpful.

Staff felt well supported and fairly treated by the registered manager and the provider.

The registered manager regularly sought feedback from people being supported and their relatives. We noted that people had expressed a high level of satisfaction about all areas of the service.

Audits and checks of the service were completed regularly. We found the checks completed were effective in ensuring that appropriate levels of quality and safety were maintained at the service.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 1 November 2018

The service remains Good.

Effective

Good

Updated 1 November 2018

The service remains Good.

Caring

Good

Updated 1 November 2018

The service remains Good.

Responsive

Good

Updated 1 November 2018

The service remains Good.

Well-led

Good

Updated 1 November 2018

The service remains Good.