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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 24 April 2021

The Gables is a care home that offers nursing and personal care to 14 adults who have complex needs. At the time of our inspection there were six people using the service.

There were processes and systems in place to manage any risk of COVID-19 including, participating in the testing programme, provision of information for staff about any developments and access to relevant guidance and up to date information regarding the pandemic.

Staff made sure that people were protected against the transmission of infection from visitors by scheduling visits. A separate entrance for visitors was used, this supported staff to complete all necessary checks. For example, temperature checks to ensure people were admitted safely into the home.

Staff supported people to remain safe by correctly wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) and practising good hygiene standards. The registered manager was the infection control lead. They confirmed, they completed daily visual checks of the environment and staff practice. Staff had access to enough PPE, and this was disposed of safely.

Plans were in place to manage an outbreak should this occur. The home had different access points, this supported zoning and isolation. During an outbreak staff would be required to work in the same zone. The registered manager completed regular infection control checks and audits.

The home looked visibly clean; rooms were uncluttered to support effective cleaning. Furniture had been repositioned to promote and support social distancing. There was good signage that promoted good infection control practice. For example, hand washing techniques. Cleaning schedules had increased to ensure the home was cleaned three times a day, this included all frequently touched areas.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 24 April 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 24 April 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 24 April 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 24 April 2021

Well-led

Good

Updated 24 April 2021