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Paul Behan

Ayr nursing home wins seal of approval from Care Inspectorate as key 'strengths' identified

A family-run nursing home in Ayrshire has been commended for the care it provides.

Bellevue Nursing Home, in Ayr's Racecourse Road, was graded as ‘very good’ by the Care Inspectorate.

The grading, the second-highest possible in the Care Inspectorate’s six-point scale, follows an unannounced inspection of the nursing home, over three days, last month.

Bellevue provides nursing and residential care for up to 21 female residents.

An extract from the Care Inspectorate report said: “In making our evaluations of the service we spoke with four people using the service and five of their family members, we spoke with six staff and management, observed practice and daily life, reviewed documents and spoke with visiting professionals.”

According to the scrutiny body, Bellevue had a “strong culture” of person-centred care that made people feel “valued” and “promoted their choices and abilities.”

Staff were “highly motivated”, “well trained” and “focused on achieving good outcomes for people”.

The home kept people “well connected” to their loved ones during the pandemic by enabling safe visiting and by using technology.

And the Care Inspectorate noted “very good infection prevention and control practices”.

Supporting people’s wellbeing, leadership and infection prevention and control were just some of the care home’s key strengths which merited a ‘very good’ grading.

The report said: “We found significant strengths in aspects of the care provided and how these supported positive outcomes for people.

“People benefited from respectful, attentive and nurturing care that made them feel valued and safe.”

Staff also created a “homely atmosphere” with a “relaxed pace” and “familiar routines,” which helped people to maintain their abilities and promoted their independence.

And the report noted that “robust cleaning procedures,” with hand hygiene and the use of PPE equipment were “in place” and that bedrooms and communal areas were “clean, tidy and well maintained” which helped to keep people “safe and healthy.”

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