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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 20 April 2021

Blair House provides accommodation and personal care for up to 29 older people, some of whom were living with dementia. At the time of the inspection there were 21 people living there.

We found the following examples of good practice.

People were supported to maintain contact with their family and friends. In line with government guidelines single named visits into the home had commenced. Where people were considered to be end of life, they were able to receive regular visits from family in their bedrooms.

All visitors were required to have a rapid Covid-19 test before they met with their loved ones. During the visit they were required to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

As far as possible, social distancing was maintained. Due to their dementia some people were not able to understand the need for social distancing. Therefore, staff encouraged people to regularly wash their hands.

Staff had access to PPE. They had received infection control and specific Covid-19 training, and this included guidance for staff about how to put on and take off PPE safely. Regular testing for people and staff was taking place.

The home was clean and tidy. There was a cleaning schedule and this included regular cleaning of high touch points such as door handles and light switches. This cleaning was not always recorded. The registered manager told us that this recording would be introduced immediately. The registered manager told us they were confident that this cleaning did take place.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 20 April 2021

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 20 April 2021

Caring

Good

Updated 20 April 2021

Responsive

Good

Updated 20 April 2021

Well-led

Requires improvement

Updated 20 April 2021