38 Preston Road
Somerset BA21 3AQ
Telephone: 0800 022 6000
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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.â
This was the first inspection of the service following registration on 9 December 2016. Latimer Lodge is registered as a care home without nursing for a maximum of 15 people. There are two double bedrooms for people who choose to share accommodation. A domiciliary care service is run from an office in the home offering care and support to people in their own homes.
The service is registered to offer support to older people, people with a physical disability or those living with dementia or sensory impairment. The domiciliary care service can also offer support to younger adults.
The first day of the inspection took place on 12 January 2018 and was unannounced. During this visit we inspected the residential service. We were able to view the premises and observe care practices and interactions in communal areas. We observed lunch being served. We looked at a selection of records which related to individual care and the running of the home. These included four care plans and three staff records We talked to 8 people using the service and met 10 relatives and friends or other visitors. We met the Responsible Individual, two registered managers and designated manager. We talked with ten staff and reviewed records relating to the quality assurance of the home. .
Before the second visit we gave the registered manager of the domiciliary care service notice when we would inspect. We needed to be sure the manager and staff would be available to speak with us as they may have been out of the office supporting staff or providing care.
The inspection site visit took place on 17 January 2018. It included a review of 2 care plans, two staff files and speaking with two staff. We reviewed care planning and quality assurance policies and procedures and discussed the service with the registered manager.
The inspection was undertaken by one adult social care inspector.
Before the inspection the provider completed a Provider Information Return (PIR). This is a form that asks the provider to give some key information about the service, what the service does well and improvements they plan to make. We looked at the information in the PIR and also looked at other information we held about the service before the inspection visit.
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