Care home gets its act together
A CARE home has been given a clean bill of health after an inspection.
Genesis Care Home in Macclesfield met all seven standards of quality and safety set out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
It was a dramatic turn-around for the care home on Peter Street, which was criticised by the CQC last November for failing to safeguard people from abuse, staffing, assessing and monitoring the quality of the service, record keeping, staff training, the care and welfare of people and the premises.
The unannounced inspection recently found all of the issues had been addressed.
During the inspection residents said they felt ‘safe and happy’.
Visitors told inspectors the care home was ‘always clean’ and security procedures had ‘tightened up’
Inspectors found the home had put in place safeguarding procedures “to ensure that any possible problems that arose were dealt with openly and people were protected from possible harm”.
They found recently appointed staff members had been properly recruited with ‘appropriate checks’ while other staff confirmed they had regular training.
Inspectors also found care plans were regularly reviewed and staff were aware of changes.
There was also evidence of meetings for residents which discussed meals, activities and feedback from previous meetings.
Inspectors said staff were positive about how the home was being managed and interacted with each other in a professional manner.
The inspection also found Genesis had established its own internal quality assurance system which included audits on care plans, falls, medication, continence, accidents, weight losses, accidents and dependency assessments.
In addition there were also a number of maintenance checks carried out weekly and monthly on the fire alarm system, emergency lighting and water temperature.
●● Genesis Care Home, on Peter Street in Macclesfield
●● Manchester Academy has been granted £1,000 towards its summer school