Care home gets its act to­gether

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR PICTURES -

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.

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●● Ge­n­e­sis Care Home, on Peter Street in Mac­cles­field

●● Manch­ester Academy has been granted £1,000 to­wards its sum­mer school

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