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Alina Homecare Harpenden & Mid Herts Good

This service was previously registered at a different address - see old profile

Reports


Review carried out on 7 January 2022

During a monthly review of our data

We carried out a review of the data available to us about Alina Homecare Harpenden & Mid Herts on 7 January 2022. We have not found evidence that we need to carry out an inspection or reassess our rating at this stage.

This could change at any time if we receive new information. We will continue to monitor data about this service.

If you have concerns about Alina Homecare Harpenden & Mid Herts, you can give feedback on this service.

Inspection carried out on 3 July 2019

During a routine inspection

About the service

Alina Harpenden and mid Herts is a domiciliary care service providing care and support to people living in their own homes in the community.

Not everyone who used the service received personal care. CQC only inspects where people receive personal care. This is help with tasks related to personal hygiene and eating. Where they do we also consider any wider social care provided. At the time of the inspection twenty- three people were being supported with a regulated activity of personal care.

People’s experience of using this service and what we found

People were very positive with the care and support they received from Alina Harpenden and mid Herts People felt safe. Staff knew how to keep people safe and how to report any concerns. There were enough staff to meet people’s needs. There was a robust recruitment process in place, which were completed before new staff started work. People were supported to take their medicines safely. People were protected from the risk and spread of infection. Learning from accidents and incidents was shared with staff.

Peoples consent was obtained before staff provided care. People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice. Staff supported people if required to eat and drink sufficient to maintain their health and to access health care services and professional when needed.

People liked the staff that cared for them. People told us that staff were "kind, caring and thoughtful". They told us that staff supported them to live their lives as they wished. People were involved in developing and reviewing their support and their care planning and staff were respectful of people's privacy, whilst maintaining their dignity. Staff worker well as a team and were committed to being providing high quality person-centred care, supporting people to continue living in their own homes.

People knew how to raise concerns and the registered manager addressed any feedback in a timely way and to the satisfaction of the complainant. People’s views on the service were sought and they felt their views were valued by staff.

The registered manager carried out quality monitoring checks and audits to ensure the quality was maintained and improved where necessary. People, relatives and staff all felt supported and valued and told us the registered manager was approachable and available at all times. The staff team worked in partnership with other organisations to ensure good holistic care outcomes for people.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at www.cqc.org.uk

Rating at last inspection

This service was registered with us on 24 May 2018 and this is the first inspection.

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection based on the date the service was registered.

Follow up

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.