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Barony Lodge Residential Care Home Good


Inspection carried out on 12 February 2021

During an inspection looking at part of the service

Barony Lodge is a residential care home providing personal care for up to 60 people aged 65 and over. At the time of the inspection 50 people were living at the home.

We found the following examples of good practice:

The home was clean and hygienic. There were cleaning schedules in place and regular auditing to ensure effective cleaning was carried out. Frequent touch points were cleaned regularly and suitable products were used to help sanitise surfaces.

The provider had robust infection prevention and control policies and procedures in place which were kept under review. Staff were supported to keep up to date with changes to national guidance.

Staff were wearing and disposing of used personal protective equipment (PPE) safely and in line with the relevant guidance. There were PPE 'stations' situated at regular points around the home.

Effective procedures were in place to support visitors to the home. A new visiting pod had just been installed.

Consideration had been given to ensure people were able to socially distance around the building and where necessary supported to self isolate in their bedrooms.

The home had a testing programme in place to frequently test staff and people living at the home. Additional staff had been recruited to focus on testing and supporting people’s wellbeing.

Further information is in the detailed findings below

Inspection carried out on 16 July 2019

During a routine inspection

About the service

Barony Lodge is a residential care home providing personal care to 34 people aged 65 and over at the time of the inspection. The service can support up to 60 people.

Barony Lodge is a purpose-built care home and accommodates people over three floors, each of which has separate facilities. The first floor specialises in providing care for people living with dementia. The second floor is not yet operational, however there are plans for this to be opened in the near future.

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

People were positive and complimentary about the support they received at Barony Lodge. They told us they felt safe and well supported at the home. Staff were focused on providing person centred care and people’s wishes and choices were respected by the staff.

Staff treated people with kindness and patience. People had developed positive relationships with staff and there was a friendly and welcoming atmosphere at the home. People spoke highly about the food and the way they were treated.

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.

There had been a recent recruitment drive and a number of new staff had started at the service. The provider followed procedures to recruit staff safely. There were enough staff to support people in a timely way and staff were suitably trained and supervised to enable them to support people effectively.

Medicines were managed safely. We identified some areas which could be further developed and discussed this with the registered manager. People's health was well supported as staff worked with other health care agencies to ensure their health needs were met.

The registered provider used an electronic care recording system. Risk assessments and care plans were detailed and very person centred. People’s likes, preferences and independence needs were understood and promoted by the staff.

People were well supported to take part in meaningful activities and the home had good links with the community. People felt able to raise any concerns and were given the opportunity to provide feedback about the care they received.

The home was well-led. The registered provider had effective quality assurance systems in place to monitor the quality of the care. Staff were positive about the management team. There was an emphasis on continuous learning.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at

This service was registered with us on 21/08//2018 and this is the first inspection.

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.