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Warwick and Stratford Home Instead Senior Care Good

Reports


Inspection carried out on 14 November 2019

During a routine inspection

About the service

Suite 35 Lake View House is a domiciliary care agency that is part of the Home Instead Senior Care franchise. A franchise is a business in which the owners sell the rights to their business logo, name, and model to independent owners. The service provides personal care and companionship to older people living in their own homes. Some of these people were living with dementia. At the time of the inspection, 53 people received a service from Suite 35 Lake View House. Some of these people received ‘live-in’ 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 our inspection 22 people received personal care.

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

Every person we spoke to told us staff were kind and caring and treated them with dignity and respect. Staff were trained and told us they enjoyed their roles and felt they made a difference to people’s lives. People were supported to express their views and were involved in making decisions about their care.

People told us they were provided with safe care and treatment. Risks to people's health had been identified, assessed and monitored to ensure people received safe care and treatment. Records contained guidance to staff on how to manage risks to keep people safe and the registered manager planned to improve the consistency of detail recorded. Staff knew about people’s individual risks and how to minimise these. Where necessary, people received their medicines as prescribed. Staff understand their role and responsibilities for maintaining high standards of cleanliness and hygiene.

The provider had a robust recruitment process which prevented unsuitable staff from working with vulnerable adults. People told us staff were always on time and stayed for the full length of allocated time. People received care from reliable and consistent staff.

People's needs and preferences had been assessed before receiving care and support. People’s care and support was planned in partnership with them and where appropriate, their family. Records showed referrals had been made to other healthcare professionals when necessary to ensure people remained well.

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 were committed to providing person centred care and respected people's individual preferences.

The registered manager completed regular checks to ensure the people received high quality and compassionate care. People knew how to complain and were confident they would be listened too. Staff and people provided positive feedback about the management of the service.

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 29 November 2018 and this is the first inspection.

Why we inspected

This was a planned inspection based on the date of registration.

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.