1 December 2021
We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection was planned to check whether the provider is meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008.
We received information of concern about infection control and prevention measures at this service. This was a targeted inspection looking at the infection control and prevention measures the provider has in place.
This inspection took place on 11 November 2021 and was unannounced.
1 December 2021
About the service
Fairfax House is a care home for up to 20 older people in one adapted building. 19 people were living in the home at the time of the inspection.
What life is like for people using this service
Following the last inspection, the registered manager had made improvements to the safety of the building. Radiators in all areas of the home had been covered to minimise the risk of burns if people fell against them.
People received support to take their medicines safely. There were enough staff to provide the care that people needed.
People were supported make choices and have as much control and independence as possible. People liked the food provided by the home and staff helped people where needed. People were able to access health services if needed. Staff received suitable training to give them the skills to meet people’s needs. The registered manager provided good support for staff to be able to do their job effectively.
People received caring and compassionate support from kind and committed staff. Staff respected people’s privacy and dignity. People and their relatives were positive about the care they received and about the quality of staff.
People had been supported to develop care plans that were specific to them. These plans were regularly reviewed with people to keep them up to date.
The service was well-led, with an experienced registered manager and management team. People felt the management team had a good understanding of any issues in the home. The quality of the service was regularly assessed, and action taken to make improvements where needed.
For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk
Rating at last inspection
The last rating for this service was good (published 10 February 2017).
Why we inspected
This was a planned inspection based on the rating at the last inspection.
We will continue to monitor information we receive about the service until we return to visit as per our re-inspection programme. If we receive any concerning information we may inspect sooner.