Registered Manager: Laura Jane Ansell
Better Home Care is a local, family run agency providing quality homecare and support services to Cambridge and the surrounding areas.
A choice of flexible care packages are available.
Better Home Care can assist with a range of services from personal care to domestic help and companionship. Visits are tailored to suit your needs – from 30 minutes to all day. Night time visits and live-in care are also catered for.
- Help getting up and ready for the day and assist when going to bed
- All aspects of personal care service, washing, bathing, dressing
- Medication, hospital & GP visits
- Meals (breakfast, lunch and tea), assistance with feeding
- Help with days out such as going to the cinema, shopping or other community activities
- Help with cleaning and bed making
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We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection was planned to check whether the provider is meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008, to look at the overall quality of the service, and to provide a rating for the service under the Care Act 2014.
This inspection took place between the 19 and 20 April 2018 and was announced.
The inspection was undertaken by one inspector. We gave the provider 48 hours' notice as the service is small and we needed to be sure they were in. This was also because some of the people using the service could not consent to a home visit or phone call from an inspector, which meant that we had to make alternative arrangements about this.
Before the inspection the provider completed a Provider Information Return (PIR). This is information we require providers to send us at least annually. This provides us with information about the service, what the service does well and improvements they plan to make. We used this information to assist us with the planning of this inspection. We also looked at other information we held about the service. This included information from notifications the provider sent to us. A notification is information about important events which the provider is required to send to us by law such as incidents or allegations of harm.
Prior to our inspection we contacted organisations to ask them about their views of the service. These were the local safeguarding authority and commissioners of the service. These organisationsâ views helped us to plan our inspection.
On the 19 April 2018 we visited the providerâs office and we spoke with the registered manager, two care staff and two relatives. On 20 April 2018 we spoke with five people and a further five relatives by telephone.
We looked at care documentation for four people using the service at Better Home Care and their medicinesâ administration records. We also looked at two staff files, staff training and supervision planning records and other records relating to the management of the service. These included records associated with audit and quality assurance.
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