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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 4 December 2020

The Cedars is a 'care home'. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as a single package under one contractual agreement. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided. The Cedars comprises of two units, Cedar House and The Lodge, totalling 66 beds. Nursing care is not provided.

We found the following examples of good practice.

Staff were observed regularly decontaminating their hands and reapplying Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Residents were observed being supported to clean their hands prior to having meals.

Designated visiting areas had been made available to accommodate safe visits. An outdoor pod was being used so visitors could sit in a sheltered area and have window visits with their loved ones.

Regular COVID tests have taken place and they had helped to identify an outbreak in the home and the provider had been able to follow guidelines on isolation and cohorting staff.

The service received regular input from external health professionals, who had offered support and guidance, which the provider had followed.

Regular and detailed infection control audits were taking place and action was taken to address any shortfalls identified.

Further information is in the detailed findings below .

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 4 December 2020

We were assured this service met good infection prevention and control guidelines . No rating was awarded following this inspection. This was a targeted inspection looking at the infection control and prevention measures the provider has in place.

Effective

Good

Updated 4 December 2020

Caring

Good

Updated 4 December 2020

Responsive

Good

Updated 4 December 2020

Well-led

Good

Updated 4 December 2020