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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 2 December 2020

The Cedars and Larches is a residential care home providing personal and nursing care to 53 people aged 65 and over at the time of the inspection. The service can support up to 61 people in two adapted buildings. One building is known as The Cedars and the other building is known as The Larches. Both buildings support people over two floors and are located next to each other.

We found the following examples of good practice.

¿ The home has had an outbreak of COVID-19, which has affected both people in the home and staff. The provider has been supported by health care professionals to review their infection control practices. These had been implemented to drive improvements and to reduce the potential for spread of the infection.

¿ There was a detailed entry system into the home, with temperature testing, contact questionnaire and hand disinfection on entry.

¿ The provider had ensured there were plentiful supplies of personal protective equipment and we saw staff used this appropriately.

¿ The provider participated in regular testing of staff and people living in the service for COVID-19 symptoms. People living in the home are tested in line with government guidance.

¿ Areas were thoroughly cleaned and disinfected with approved products to reduce the potential of transfer of infection. The provider had produced detailed cleaning and disinfection information and introduced this through all residential and nursing homes.

¿ Risk assessments had been completed to protect people and any people and staff who may be at higher risk of being infected with COVID-19 and measures were in place to support them.

¿ Staff worked on a regular shift pattern and due to a short-term shortage of staff used additional agency staff. These were allocated to one of the two buildings on the site, to reduce the potential for cross contamination.

¿ Staff had received training in the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and ensured these measures were followed putting on, taking off and disposing of PPE.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 2 December 2020

This review was undertaken in response to concerns received in regards to infection prevention and control. We were assured the service were following safe infection prevention and control procedures to keep people safe.

Effective

Good

Updated 2 December 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 2 December 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 2 December 2020

Well-led

Good

Updated 2 December 2020