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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 2 March 2021

Homestead Care Home provides accommodation and personal care to a maximum of 34 older people. At the time of our inspection 33 people lived at the home.

We found the following examples of good practice.

¿ A pre-booked visiting system was in place and a visiting pod was used for relative visits. Relatives could access the pod from the outside, so they did not walk through the home which minimised the risk of infection being taken into the home.

¿ If people were unwell arrangements could be made for their relatives to visit them. Relatives were required to wear full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and take a COVID-19 test to ensure their visit could take place safely.

¿ Zoning was used where possible to reduce the number of staff and people in any one area to reduce the risk of any infection transmission within the home.

¿ Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) guidance had been followed when new people had been admitted to the home. This action helped to prevent infection being brought into the home.

¿ COVID-19 test kits were plentiful. Staff were required to take a COVID-19 test three times a week and people every 28 days. Where people or staff tested positive, they were required to self- isolate in line with current guidance.

¿ Changes to lounge and dining room areas had been made to allow some social distancing. A large wooden sturdy gazebo had been erected in the garden enabling a dry space for people to spend time outdoors.

¿ The premises were adequately clean. Appropriate cleaning products were used and staff followed the providers cleaning schedules.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 2 March 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 2 March 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 2 March 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 2 March 2021

Well-led

Requires improvement

Updated 2 March 2021