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Review carried out on 9 September 2021

During a monthly review of our data

We carried out a review of the data available to us about Holme Manor Care Home on 9 September 2021. We have not found evidence that we need to carry out an inspection or reassess our rating at this stage.

This could change at any time if we receive new information. We will continue to monitor data about this service.

If you have concerns about Holme Manor Care Home, you can give feedback on this service.

Inspection carried out on 6 February 2019

During a routine inspection

About the service: Holme Manor Care Home is a residential care home and is registered to provide accommodation and personal care for up to 32 older people and people living with dementia. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided, and both were looked at during this inspection. At the time of our inspection, 29 people were using the service.

People’s experience of using this service: People told us they felt safe at the service. Processes were in place to make sure all appropriate checks were carried out before staff started working at the service. There were enough staff available to provide care and support; we were told staffing arrangements were kept under review.

Arrangements were in place to promote the safety of the premises, this included maintenance, servicing and checking systems.

Staff were aware of the signs and indicators of abuse and they knew what to do if they had any concerns. Staff had received training on safeguarding and protection matters. There were some good processes in place to manage people's medicines safely. Some improvements were made during our visit and the provider agreed to review medicines storage arrangements.

People's needs were being assessed, planned for and reviewed. Each person had a care plan which was designed to ensure their needs and choices were met. People were supported with their healthcare needs. Changes in people's health and well-being were monitored and responded to. Where necessary, people received appropriate medical attention.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems at the service supported this practice.

People made positive comments about the caring attitude of staff. They said their privacy and dignity was respected. We observed staff interacting with people in a kind, pleasant and friendly manner. Staff were respectful of people's choices and opinions.

There were opportunities for people to engage in a wide range of group and individual activities. Visiting arrangements were flexible, relatives and friends were made welcome at the service. There was a suitable standard of décor and furnishings to provide for people's comfort and wellbeing.

People said they were satisfied with the variety and quality of the meals provided at the service. Their individual needs and preferences were catered for. We found people’s mealtime experience could be better, we therefore made a recommendation for improvements.

People spoken with had an awareness of the service's complaints procedure and processes. They indicated they would be confident in raising concerns. Arrangements were in place to encourage people to express their views and be consulted about Holme Manor. They had opportunities to give feedback on their experience of the service and suggest improvements. A variety of checks on quality, systems and processes were completed regularly. These systems were being be further developed.

We found there were management and leadership arrangements in place to support the effective day to day running of the service. Progress was ongoing to ensure the management arrangements met legal requirements.

Rating at last inspection: At the last inspection service was rated Good (12 July 2016)

Why we inspected: This inspection was part of our scheduled plan of visiting services to check the safety and quality of care people received.

Follow up: We will plan a follow up inspection as per our inspection programme. We will continue to monitor the service and if we receive any concerning information we may bring the inspection forward.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at

Inspection carried out on 21 June 2016

During a routine inspection

We carried out an unannounced inspection at Holme Manor Care Home on the 20 and 21 June 2016.

Holme Manor Care Home is registered to provide accommodation for up to thirty-two people who require personal care. The home is situated in the Rossendale valley in Lancashire. The home has 30 single bedrooms and one companion room on two levels which can be accessed via a passenger lift or stair lift. Bathroom and toilet facilities are close to the bedrooms and a lounge. A quiet lounge and dining room are also available. Enclosed garden areas are accessible to people living at the service.

At the time of this inspection there was a registered manager employed. A registered manager is a person who has registered with the Care Quality Commission to manage the service. Like registered providers, they are 'registered persons'. Registered persons have legal responsibility for meeting the requirements in the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and associated Regulations about how the service is run. The registered manager was supported in their role by the home’s manager.

The service was last inspected on the 14 May 2014. We found it was meeting all legal requirements applicable at that time.

During this inspection, we found the service was meeting the current regulations.

People told us they felt safe living at the service and were happy with the care they received. Processes were in place to maintain a safe and appropriate environment and protect the safety of people using the service, staff and visitors. Training was in place for staff to ensure they were competent in recognising the signs of abuse and how to respond and ensure any safeguarding issues had been notified to the relevant authorities.

We saw evidence that fire audits were up to date and compliant. People using the service had personal risk assessments in place to inform emergency services of their responsiveness in the event of an emergency. A business continuity plan was also in place to ensure clear guidance to all staff in the event of an unforeseen event. Staff displayed a sound knowledge of processes to follow in the case of an emergency.

The service had sufficient numbers of staff to support the operation of the service and provide people with safe and personalised care. People told us they never felt rushed and staff were responsive to their needs. We noted the service offered a variety of training to its staff which ensured the staff team were skilled and experienced in safely and effectively supporting the people using the service.

We found the service’s recruitment systems protected people using the service by ensuring essential recruitment checks had been completed and appropriate steps had been taken to ensure the staff had the necessary training and knowledge to meet people’s needs. Disciplinary procedures were also in place to support the organisation in taking immediate action against staff in the event of any misconduct or failure to follow company policies and procedures.

The service had processes in place for appropriate and safe administration of medicines. Senior staff were adequately trained in medicines administration. Medicines were stored safely and in line with current guidance. People had been consulted about their dietary requirements and preferences and we saw choice was given at every mealtime. We saw appropriate referrals had been made to dietitians and instructions were strictly followed in cases where people had known dietary requirements.

All staff spoken with had an awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and had completed appropriate training. Appropriate referrals had been submitted to the local authority by the homes manager and a good audit trail was seen.

Care plans were in place which detailed ‘goals for support’. These were an effective way of ensuring the person maintained independence by providing a detailed plan covering essential information care staff needed to follow, which gave clear information about people's nee

Inspection carried out on 14, 20 May 2014

During a routine inspection

We considered the evidence we had gathered under the outcomes we inspected. We spoke with eight people using the service, looked at care records of three people in detail and a selection of other records in relation to other people's care. We also spoke to eight staff on duty, looked at three staff files and spoke with the registered manager.

We also used the Short Observational Framework for Inspection (SOFI).

This is a summary of what we found:

Is the service safe?

Before people were admitted to the home arrangements were in place to make sure they would be safe in the environment and there was enough skilled and qualified staff to meet their needs.

We found people had been given a contract of residence outlining the terms and conditions of residency therefore protecting their legal rights.

The manager understood their obligation to apply the principles of the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS). This is a legal framework designed to protect the best interests of people who are unable to make their own decisions. An application for this safeguard was in progress and the correct procedures were being followed.

People told us they were treated very well by the staff. Care and treatment was planned and delivered in a way that was intended to ensure people's safety and welfare. Risk assessments were completed and staff had been made aware of who may be at risk of falling, developing pressure ulcers or may not eat enough.

We observed people with advanced dementia showed no signs of distress around staff. Staff had been trained to understand dementia care needs.

The kitchen was clean and hygienic and people with medical problems such as swallowing disorder and diabetes were provided with a diet that met with their needs.

Staff were trained in emergency procedures such as fire and first aid. All staff had been trained in the safe moving and handling of people. Staff used safe ways of working, for example, when they used a hoist to assist them move people.

Care had been taken to make sure people were kept safe by good recruitment procedures being followed. Staff contractual arrangements prevented them from gaining financially from people they cared for.

Systems were in place to make sure the provider continually checked the service was safe. Guidance was being followed such as health and safety in the work place, infection control, fire regulations and control of hazardous substances. This reduced the risks to people and helped the service to continually improve.

Is the service caring?

We observed staff were attentive to people�s needs. They provided care and support in a dignified manner. People told us they were happy with the care they received and the staff team. They said, �I like it here. I get a bit anxious about things. I�m a worrier but the staff get me what I need and they are nice to be with.� And, �I�m unsteady on my feet so I ring my bell and they will come and help me when I want to lie on my bed. They bath me every day. It�s what I want and that�s good for me.�

We saw staff treating people with respect and kindness while delivering appropriate levels of care and support. Where people required one to one support such as with eating this was given in a dignified manner. People were not rushed and staff chatted to them and encouraged people to eat.

Daily records showed staff responded to people's needs as required day and night. Staff gave a good account of, and showed an understanding of, the varying needs of different people we had discussed with them.

People were able to make choices regarding their lifestyle. They had the opportunity and scope to express their wishes for daily living and social activity, and this was respected. This supported people to be cared for in a way that did not inappropriately restrict their freedom.

Is the service responsive?

People were given plenty of opportunities to say what they wanted. People�s assessment of needs and care plans were reviewed regularly and professional help and support was sought from health and social care professionals when needed.

Good practice was followed to make sure people admitted in an emergency situation were given the same consideration as a planned admission. A continuing assessment of need was ongoing, including mental capacity assessment to support continuing care needs being addressed appropriately.

Staff had relevant training to support them in their role. Training in topics such as end of life care and dementia was provided in response people�s needs.

Arrangements were in place to deal with emergency situations such as fire evacuation.

People using the service and their relatives had the opportunity to complete a satisfaction survey. A system was in place for receiving comments, compliments and complaints. People told us that they would know how to make a complaint, should they need to do so.

Is the service effective?

People told us they were happy with their care. They had their own preferred routines, likes and dislikes. One person told us, �I like it here. I get a bit anxious about things. I�m a worrier but the staff get me what I need and they are nice to be with.� And, �I just have to say what I want and the staff will get it. I�m happy with my life here.�

A relative told us, �He came for a trial stay and never went back. Staff are very helpful. When it comes to his wellbeing, I would say they are very good. They keep me up to date with how he has been.�

People's health and well-being was monitored. Appropriate advice and support had been sought in response to changes in their condition. The service had good links with other health care professionals to make sure people received prompt, co-ordinated and effective care. Care and treatment given reflected relevant guidance such as the use of Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST).

Staff had been trained in dealing with health conditions people presented such as diabetes and dementia.

People told us they were consulted with and listened to. They had no restrictions or unnecessary rules imposed upon them such as what time they got up or went to bed. Staff were flexible in their work to accommodate individual needs and preferences.

Is the service well led?

People told us the management of the service was very good. They said, �He is usually about. He calls in and chats to me. I only have to ask for something and it�s done. The other day I mentioned the light in my room seemed dull. He changed the bulb straight away. He seems interested in how I am and what I want to do.�

Staff were clear about their responsibilities and duty of care and were able to raise their views and concerns and discuss work ethics at staff meetings. Staff were encouraged to develop their skills and knowledge. The staffing structure meant staff were given additional support from team leaders.

There were systems in place to regularly assess and monitor how the home was managed and to monitor the quality of the service. We saw evidence the service knew when to consult with health and social care professionals when required. This meant any decision about people�s care and support was made by the appropriate staff at the appropriate level.

The service had achieved the Investors In People (IIP) award. This is an external accredited award for providers who strive for excellence, which recognises achievement and values people.

Inspection carried out on 20 August 2013

During an inspection looking at part of the service

This inspection was a follow up inspection to check if the provider of the home had implemented actions required following our previous visit in June 2013. We also reviewed any improvements made by the home. We spoke with three staff members; however we did not speak to individuals about their care during this inspection.

We found suitable arrangements had been made to support staff. Supervisions had been arranged and appraisals had been organised. We also found that team meetings had taken place and staff had been informed and involved in updates about supervision arrangements.

We found improvements had been made to individual�s care planning records. This meant that people living in the home continued to receive safe and appropriate care to meet their needs.

Inspection carried out on 11 June 2013

During a routine inspection

We spoke with most people who lived at Holme Manor and two family members. Most of the comments we received were positive and people told us they liked living at Holme Manor. Comments people made included "We're happy here; if I ask for a drink I can have one�. �The staff are very polite, lovely�.

People living at the home made complimentary comments about the staff team. One person said, �The staff are very polite, lovely�.

The care plans we reviewed highlighted people's needs and had been reviewed by the home manager. The provider may wish to note that although there were care plans in place these did not provide enough detail of how care staff would meet peoples individual needs.

People living at the home were protected by effective systems in place to maintain cleanliness throughout the home and to prevent any healthcare infections.

We spoke with five staff members who told us they felt supported by the home manager. However we found that staff were not always provided with appropriate supervision and appraisals.

We found there was an adequate complaints process in place to ensure that any comments and complaints were listened to and acted upon.

Inspection carried out on 20 November 2012

During an inspection looking at part of the service

Peoples' needs were assessed and care and treatment was planned and delivered in line with their individual care plan and risk assessment.

Inspection carried out on 19 July 2012

During a routine inspection

Several people spoke with told us that they were able to discuss their likes and dislikes and felt able to tell staff and management about any problems they had.

We spoke with five people who lived at the home who were able to tell us about their care. Most people told us that they were involved in making decisions about their care and treatment. They told us they felt helped by the staff, that they were listened to and if they had any problems they would tell the management and staff.

Several people we spoke with told us that they felt safe living at Holme Manor and they knew how to raise any concerns. They told us that they speak with staff on a daily basis which gave them the opportunity to discuss their views and opinions.

One person told us that they were, �Really happy here� and, �The staff very good and I feel safe here�.

All the people we spoke with told us that managers and staff gave them opportunities to give suggestions and feedback about the service they received. They also felt able to speak to the staff and managers with any queries or concerns they had. One person told us that, �Some of the staff are cheeky and I have to wait for them when I buzz�.

Inspection carried out on 15 February and 15 March 2011

During a routine inspection

All the residents we spoke to told us they were happy with the care they received; they told us they were given choices about how they spend their day and were able to influence how the home was run. One resident said �I can do what I want and I can choose� and another told us �Staff are always kind and polite�.

We were concerned that the information in the care plans was not detailed enough and did not reflect the care that was being given; however residents said �I like it here, they look after me properly� and �I get the care I need and I�m well looked after�.

All the residents we spoke to told us they enjoyed the meals; one resident said �The food is very tasty, you can have what you want� and another told us �They always give me something that I like�.

Residents told us they were happy with the cleanliness of the home and with their rooms and had been able to bring in personal items from home; we saw that the home was comfortable, well maintained and safe.

The way that staff were recruited could have been better but during the site visit we saw there were enough staff on duty at all times to make sure residents� diverse needs were met. Residents told us �There is always someone around to help�, �We press the buzzer and they (staff) come almost at once�, �I sometimes need help during the night but they (staff) are happy to help me�.

We saw records of regular training and ongoing support to ensure staff had the skills and knowledge to look after people properly. Most staff had an appropriate and recognised qualification in care which showed a commitment to improving standards of care and valuing the staff team.

Residents were very happy with the staff team; comments included �The staff are very efficient� and �Staff work very hard and are always pleasant and happy�.

There had been no complaints about the service; residents said �I would just tell them if things weren�t right and it would be sorted out� and �Ryan (the owner) would get things put right but everything is alright, I have nothing to complain about�.

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