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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 16 March 2021

Warde Aldam is a nursing and residential care home for up to 60 people with a wide range of needs, including complex physical, dementia and end of life care. The home consists of an adapted building on one level set in its own grounds. At the time of our inspection there were 55 people living in the home.

We found the following examples of good practice.

There were systems and processes in place, in line with guidance, to ensure visitors to the home did not introduce and spread Covid-19. Visiting was by arrangement and appropriate PPE was supplied.

Staff supported people’s social and emotional wellbeing. Alternative forms of maintaining social contact were in place, including regular telephone and video calls, a newsletter and social media groups. The home had a heated visiting pod in the garden to enable visiting.

Staff followed government guidance in relation to personal protective equipment (PPE). The home had sufficient supplies of PPE. We observed all staff to be wearing it appropriately.

All staff had undertaken training in infection prevention and control (IPC) and the donning and doffing of PPE.

All staff and people living at the home were being Covid-19 tested in line with current guidance and had received their first vaccination. Appropriate processes were in place should anyone display any symptoms of Covid-19.

The care home was clean, well maintained and odour-free. There were enhanced cleaning schedules in place.

Policies relating to infection prevention control (IPC), including coronavirus, were up-to-date. A recent IPC audit had been undertaken and the home had acted upon its findings.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

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Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 16 March 2021

Caring

Good

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Responsive

Good

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Well-led

Good

Updated 16 March 2021