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Feng Shui House (Blackburn) Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 19 March 2021

Feng Shui House (Blackburn) provides accommodation and personal care for up to 16 older people, people with a physical disability and people living with dementia. At the time of the inspection, 14 people were living at the home.

We found that the service had not implemented the recently updated Government guidance on visiting in care homes, which advises that from 8 March 2021, people can receive regular visits from a nominated family member or friend. The home had remained Covid-free during the pandemic and the registered manager had restricted visiting during the national lockdown in an effort to keep people safe. He understood our concerns and implemented the guidance shortly after our inspection.

We found the following examples of good practice:

Staff wore appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure people were protected as much as possible from the risk of cross infection. There were a number of PPE stations located around the home and staff had completed training on how to put on and take off PPE safely. Enhanced cleaning was being completed to ensure the home remained clean and the risk of cross infection was reduced. Regular infection prevention and control (IPC) audits were being completed to ensure appropriate standards of hygiene were being maintained at the service.

People living at the service and staff were being tested for Covid 19 regularly, to ensure that appropriate action could be taken to keep people safe if anyone contracted the virus. Contingency plans were in place to manage any outbreaks appropriately.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 19 March 2021

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

Effective

Good

Updated 19 March 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 19 March 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 19 March 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 19 March 2021