The Beeches Residential care home was visited by the independent regulator of all health and social care in England, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for an inspection in February 2021 to review their infection control with COVID-19, and to monitor and inspect all health and care services.
The Ixworth care home, which provides accommodation and personal care for up to 40 people who require 24-hour support and care was commended by the CQC for their efficiency to controlling the COVID-19 infection. The report stated, “The home had purchased adequate amounts of personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure that staff could protect themselves and people living in the home.”
Due to the report taking place earlier in the year before visiting was permitted, the CQC report also found that “Staff recognised that people missed contact with their friends and relatives and had continued to deliver a full programme of activities to cheer people’s mood.”
Angela Wade, Registered Manager of The Beeches Residential Home said: “We are so thrilled that we have passed the CQC Infection Control Inspection with flying colours. Since the beginning of the pandemic, our care staff have worked tirelessly to ensure the safety and the wellbeing of both other members of staff and residents.
“To have received this accreditation is such a relief and recognition of our ongoing work. As we start to work towards getting back to a new normal, we will continue to remain extremely vigilant in our approach to help protect our staff and residents from Covid-19.”
In order to protect staff and residents, the home has continued to follow government advice and has recently reopened their doors, welcoming loved ones back to the home following the easing of restrictions. This comes weeks after the home has seen residents and staff receive their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
During the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, The Beeches introduced a new visiting pod to allow residents and their loved ones to meet indoors, whilst remaining Covid-secure. The visiting pod allows for only two people in the room at once and includes Perspex that sits in between individuals and hand sanitiser stations.
The Beeches Residential Home is a specialist dementia home with a team of dedicated care staff who provide around the clock care for residents.
The Beeches are pleased to be still welcoming new residents to the home. They have specific procedures in place, to continue to support families who are looking for care for a loved one, whilst minimising the risk for residents and staff.
For more information on The Beeches Residential Home, or to take a look around the home, please call 01359 230773 or visit https://www.thebeeches-ixworth.co.uk