Chelmunds Court 'thrilled' with latest CQC rating - The Solihull Observer

Chelmunds Court 'thrilled' with latest CQC rating

Solihull Editorial 24th Oct, 2022   0

STAFF at a Solihull care home are ‘thrilled’ after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated it Good.

The team at Chelmunds Court were overjoyed to receive their improved rating, which saw the service step up from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’ in all key areas, following their most recent inspection from the CQC.

The unannounced inspection was carried out in August to follow up on action the health and social care regular told the provider to take in March 2019, it’s last full inspection, where it was handed the lower rating.

The report, which was published earlier this month, says the care home is no longer in breach of safety regulations.

Since the previous inspection there have been changes in the management.

In the report inspectors noted: “Risks associated with people’s care had been assessed and were regularly reviewed to ensure people’s needs were managed safely and consistently.

“This included risks associated with people’s anxiety and distress that had not been effectively assessed and managed at our last inspection.

“At the last inspection we could not be assured risks associated with people at risk of seizures and the medication management of these, were effectively managed. At this inspection, this had improved.

“One person was prescribed a PRN (as required) rescue medication when they had a seizure.

“A comprehensive protocol for the administration of this was in place and advised staff what action should be taken if the medicine was not effective.”

Chelmunds Court Care Home provides residential care and dementia care and is set over two floors has 73 furnished bedrooms.

Geraldine Alfonso, home manager for Chelmunds Court, said: “We have all worked so hard over the last few years at Chelmunds Court and we are thrilled to have achieved a positive Good rating with CQC in all key areas.

“I believe that resident, relative and staff involvement in the daily operations has really contributed to our success.

“I am thrilled to have led the team through change and now we are proud to share our success within the home, the community and our health care professionals.”



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