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Inspection Summary


Overall summary & rating

Good

Updated 29 December 2017

Oakcroft Nursing Home provides accommodation and personal care for older people, some of whom were living with dementia. People in care homes receive accommodation and nursing or personal care as a single package under one contractual agreement. CQC regulates both the premises and the care provided, and both were looked at during this inspection.

Oakcroft Nursing Home accommodates up to 28 people in one adapted building with a well-maintained garden. At the time of our inspection, 23 people were living at the service.

At the last inspection on 29 July 2015, the service was rated Good.

We carried out this unannounced comprehensive inspection of the service on 15 and 16 November 2017. At this inspection, we found the service remained Good.

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 in the service supported this practice. Staff sought the consent of people before delivering care.

People were happy at the service. People were protected from abuse because staff understood safeguarding procedures about how to identify and report concerns. Appropriate arrangements were in place to identify and manage risks to people’s health and well-being.

There were sufficient numbers of suitably skilled staff deployed at the service, which ensured people received appropriate care. People received support from staff who underwent pre-employment checks to determine their suitability to provide care.

People took their medicines when needed with the support of competent staff. Staff administered and managed people’s medicines in line with the provider’s procedures and best practice guidance.

People’s care needs were met because staff were trained and skilled to undertake their role. Staff received the support they required to do their work and had regular training and supervision to develop their practice.

People had access to healthcare services they needed to maintain their health. People received meals that met their nutritional and hydration needs and food preferences.

People received care which staff provided in a kind and compassionate way. People had their privacy and dignity maintained at the service. People took part in planning and making decisions about their care.

People enjoyed taking part in a wide range of activities provided at the service. Staff supported people to maintain relationships that mattered to them and ensured they were not at risk of social isolation.

People received care in line with their assessed needs. Staff were kept informed of changes to people’s needs and the support they required. Care and support plans were adopted to meet people’s individual needs.

People knew how to make a complaint and were confident the registered manager would resolve any concerns they raised. People using the service and their relatives had received the provider’s complaints procedure and understood how to escalate concerns to external agencies. The provider actively sought the views of people about the service and acted on their feedback to improve care delivery.

People using the service, their relatives and staff commended the registered manager for their leadership and management of the service. People received care and support that was monitored and audited. Improvement plans were put in place to ensure staff delivered high standards of care.

The provider and registered manager maintained close working relationships with external agencies to ensure people’s care met best practice guidance.

Inspection areas

Safe

Good

Updated 29 December 2017

The service remains Good.

Effective

Good

Updated 29 December 2017

The service remains Good.

Caring

Good

Updated 29 December 2017

The service remains Good.

Responsive

Good

Updated 29 December 2017

The service remains Good.

Well-led

Good

Updated 29 December 2017

The service remains Good.