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Orchard House Residential Care Home Good

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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 12 January 2018

Orchard House Residential Care Home is a ‘care home’. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as single package under one contractual agreement. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided, and both were looked at during this inspection.

Orchard House Residential Care Home accommodates 35 older people in one adapted building. The home is divided into units, one of which specialises in providing care to people who live with dementia.

At the last inspection, the service was rated Good. At this inspection we found the service remained Good.

There was a registered manager in post at the time of our visit. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. Like registered providers, they are ‘registered persons’. Registered persons have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated Regulations about how the service is run.

Staff knew how to respond to possible abuse and how to reduce risks to people. Lessons were learnt about accidents and incidents and these were shared with staff members to ensure changes were made. There were enough staff who had been recruited properly to make sure they were suitable to work with people. Medicines were stored and administered safely and regular cleaning made sure that infection control was maintained.

People were cared for by staff who had received the appropriate training and had the skills and support to carry out their roles. Staff members understood and complied with the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA). People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives. Staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice. People received a choice of meals, which they liked, and staff supported them to eat and drink. They were referred to health care professionals as needed and staff followed the advice professionals gave them. Adaptations were made to ensure people were safe and able to move around the home independently.

Staff were caring, kind and treated people with respect. People were listened to and were involved in their care and what they did on a day to day basis. People’s right to privacy was maintained by the actions and care given by staff members.

People’s personal and health care needs were met and care records guided staff in how to do this. There was a variety of activities for people to do and take part in during the day, and people had enough social stimulation. Complaints were investigated and responded to and people knew who to speak with if they had concerns.

Staff worked well together and felt supported by the management team, which promoted a positive culture for staff to provide person centred care. The provider’s monitoring process looked at systems throughout the home, identified issues and staff took the appropriate action to resolve these. People’s views were sought and changes made if this was needed.

Further information is in the detailed findings below

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 12 January 2018

The service remains Good.

Effective

Good

Updated 12 January 2018

The service remains Good.

Caring

Good

Updated 12 January 2018

The service remains Good.

Responsive

Good

Updated 12 January 2018

The service remains Good.

Well-led

Good

Updated 12 January 2018

The service remains Good.