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Ashcroft Care Home Outstanding

Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Outstanding

Updated 10 December 2020

Ashcroft Care Home is a 'care home'. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as single package under one contractual agreement. The service provides 53 places for residential and nursing care for older people and people with dementia. There were 49 persons in the home at the time of our inspection.

We found the following examples of good practice.

The provider had arrangements in place to ensure people and staff were tested for COVID-19 in accordance with current government guidance. Risk assessments were carried out with people and staff to ensure they could safely live and work at the service.

The provider had contingency plans for staffing in the event of an infection outbreak. This included using their own bank staff who worked exclusively in Ashcroft Care Home.

The service has three floors. The registered manager split the staff team in three – one team on each floor for each shift. This reduced the risk of staff moving between different areas of the home and reduced the risk of any infection spreading.

The provider had ensured people were able to maintain contact with relatives during restrictions on visitors. The provider was planning how to arrange safe visiting during the winter in accordance with current government guidance.

There were restrictions on visiting the service. There was a clear system for visitors in place to ensure they followed the current guidance on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and social distancing. All visitors were screened for symptoms of respiratory or other infections before being allowed to enter the home.

Further information is in the findings below.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 10 December 2020

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

Effective

Outstanding

Updated 10 December 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 10 December 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 10 December 2020

Well-led

Outstanding

Updated 10 December 2020