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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 7 December 2019

About the service: Victory Care Home is a care home providing accommodation and personal care to people. The home accommodates up to 61 people across four units in a purpose-built building. People living in the home had a range of needs including those living with dementia and /or long-term health conditions. One of the units focused on enabling people to develop independence to return home with minimal care package. At the time of the inspection, 55 people were using the service.

People’s experience of using this service

Risks to people were managed to reduce harm to them. There were management plans in place that provided guidance to staff to reduce risks to people. People were safeguarded from the risk of abuse. Staff had received safeguarding training and knew actions to take to report abuse. Incidents and accidents were reviewed, analysed and actions taken to ensure learning from them. People’s medicines were administered and managed safely. There were enough staff available to support people. Staff were trained in infection control and followed procedures to reduce risks of infection.

People’s needs were assessed in line with best practice guidance. People’s nutritional needs were met. People were supported to eat balanced diet and drink enough to keep hydrated. Staff had induction when they started their jobs; and they were supported through regular training and supervision to deliver their roles effectively. People had access to healthcare services they needed to maintain good health; and staff liaised effectively with other services.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice. People’s consent was sought for the care and support they received.

The service complied with the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). Relatives and healthcare professionals were involved in making decisions for people in their best interests where this was appropriate.

Staff were kind and compassionate to people. People were treated with respect and dignity. People received care and support tailored to meet their individual needs. People’s end of life wishes were documented in their care plans and followed. People were supported and encouraged to participate in activities they enjoyed.

People and their relatives knew how to raise complaints about the service. The registered manager responded to complaints appropriately, in line with the provider’s procedure. The provider worked in partnership with other organisations and services to develop and improve the service. The service had effective systems to monitor the quality and safety of the service.

You can read the report from our last comprehensive inspection on our website at www.cqc.org.uk.

Rating at last inspection and update:

The last rating for this service was Good (published 26 April 2017). At this inspection the service remained Good overall.

Why we inspected: This was a planned inspection based on the previous rating of the service.

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.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 7 December 2019

The service was safe.

Details are in our safe findings below.

Effective

Good

Updated 7 December 2019

The service was effective.

Details are in our effective findings below.

Caring

Good

Updated 7 December 2019

The service was caring.

Details are in our caring findings below.

Responsive

Good

Updated 7 December 2019

The service was responsive.

Details are in our responsive findings below.

Well-led

Good

Updated 7 December 2019

The service was well-led.

Details are in our well-Led findings below.