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Farmhouse Residential Rest Home Good

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 6 March 2021

Farmhouse Residential Rest Home is a care home providing accommodation and personal care for up to 23 people, some of whom may be living with dementia. At the time of our inspection, 19 people were using the service.

We found the following examples of good practice.

¿ Whilst visits were restricted due to local and national guidance, people’s individual wellbeing was considered and some visits went ahead by prior arrangement. Visiting procedures were in place and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was provided for visitors.

¿ A weekly newsletter kept people and families informed of any changes at the home and an on-line relatives forum had recently been set up to gather views on how the service could be improved.

¿ A cabin had been installed in the garden to support people to have safe, socially distanced visits with a family member or friend. It had separate access and a Perspex screen to maintain safety.

¿ The home had implemented 'bubbles' in each of their communal areas to reduce mixing between people and staff, to promote social distancing and minimise the spread of infection.

¿ The home looked clean and a thorough cleaning system was in place, with regular checks. Bathrooms and toilets had been refurbished during the pandemic to support a high level of cleanliness and hygiene.

¿ Staff shift patterns had been changed to reduce staff the number of staff coming on and off shift and breaks were staggered to reduce mixing and promote social distancing.

¿ The registered manager had maintained a COVID-19 implementation plan since the start of the pandemic, recording how they had addressed new situations as they arose. This had become a tool for reflection and learning on how to manage and prevent future outbreaks.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 6 March 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 6 March 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 6 March 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 6 March 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 6 March 2021