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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 30 March 2021

Fairmile Grange is a residential care home for older people, some living with a dementia, registered to accommodate 80 people. At the time of our inspection 46 people were living at the service. The home currently provides accommodation over two floors and each room has an en-suite. Communal facilities include lounge and dining areas, specialist bathrooms and a level access secure garden.

We found the following examples of good practice.

Policies and staff practice were in line with the latest government guidance ensuring people, visitors and staff were protected from catching or spreading infection. Visiting arrangements for a designated person were through an appointment system and arrival checks included a rapid result COVID-19 test carried out by trained staff. Following a negative test result visitors were provided with Personal Protective Equipment, (PPE), handwashing facilities and were escorted to their relative.

Changes to the layout of the building included creating a safe visiting area in a room with its own external door. A full size clear screen divided the room into two halves and had been installed with microphones. This meant people could have additional family and friends, other than one designated person, visit them. The premises and equipment were visibly clean and cleaning products had been changed to meet current requirements. Cleaning schedules had been reviewed in response to COVID-19 and changes had included increased cleaning of touch points.

Staff had completed Infection Prevention and Control training, including the safe putting on and taking off of PPE. Staff competency checks were regularly carried out to ensure best practice. PPE was available throughout the home and stock levels ensured at least 28 days’ supply.

Staffing levels were flexible and responsive to changing needs of people. This included being able to provide one to one support to a people when their cognitive ability impaired their understanding to self-isolate or socially distance from others.

People and staff were participating in both the COVID-19 testing and vaccination programmes. People were involved in decisions and had their consent obtained for testing and vaccination in line with legal requirements.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 30 March 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 30 March 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 30 March 2021

Responsive

Good

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Well-led

Good

Updated 30 March 2021