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The Chestnuts Care Home Good

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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 11 March 2021

The Chestnuts Care Home is a nursing and residential care home for up to 41 individuals with a wide range of needs, including complex physical, dementia and end of life care. Rooms were located over two floors and there was an accessible lift available to use. At the time of our inspection there were 37 people living at home.

We found the following examples of good practice.

There were systems and processes in place, in line with guidance, to ensure visitors to the home did not introduce and spread Covid-19.

Staff followed government guidance in relation to personal protective equipment (PPE). All staff were wearing face masks. The home had sufficient supplies of PPE.

All staff and people living at the home were being Covid-19 tested in line with guidance and had received their first vaccination. Appropriate processes were in place should anyone display any symptoms of Covid-19.

The care home was clean, well maintained and odour-free. There were enhanced cleaning schedules in place.

Staff supported people’s social and emotional wellbeing. Alternative forms of maintaining social contact were in place including regular telephone and video calls, and use of closed social media groups. The home had made adaptations to a conservatory to allow partitioned visiting for people.

All staff had undertaken training in infection prevention and control (IPC) and the donning and doffing of PPE.

Policies and audits relating to infection prevention control, including coronavirus, were up-to-date.

Inspection areas

Safe

Requires improvement

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Further information is in the detailed findings below.

Effective

Good

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Caring

Good

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Responsive

Good

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Well-led

Good

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