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Oldbury Grange Nursing Home

Overall: Good

Oldbury Grange, Oldbury, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 5LW (01746) 768586

Provided and run by:
Morris Care Limited

All Inspections

5 May 2022

During a monthly review of our data

We carried out a review of the data available to us about Oldbury Grange Nursing Home on 5 May 2022. 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 Oldbury Grange Nursing Home, you can give feedback on this service.

26 November 2020

During an inspection looking at part of the service

Oldbury Grange Nursing Home is a care home providing personal and nursing care to 49 people aged 65 and over at the time of the inspection in one adapted building. The service can support up to 69 people. At the time of inspection, we did not look at the whole service, we solely inspected the areas that had been identified for the designated setting. This unit accommodated 9 people and 3 people were residing there at the time of inspection.

We found the following examples of good practice.

• People who had tested positive for Covid-19 were supported in a self contained unit and self isolated in line with current guidance. This ensured people were cared for safely who had tested positive for Covid-19 in hospital and needed to transfer to a care home under the Winter Discharge Designation Settings scheme.

• People were supported to communicate with their relatives through regular telephone and video calls. The registered manager held virtual meetings with relatives to provide updates regarding the service.

• People were supported by a cohort of staff that worked solely on the unit where people had tested positive for Covid-19.

• People were supported by staff who were trained in infection prevention and control and wore Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in line with current guidance.

• People with sensory impairments were supported to communicate through the use of white boards and pictorial cards. Staff wore name badges with their photographs so people could identify them when wearing PPE.

• People were supported in a clean and uncluttered environment. Cleaning schedules were in place in line with current guidance and these were complied with.

• Audit checks were in place that identified any actions related to infection prevention and control and these were addressed in a timely manner.

We were assured that this service met good infection prevention and control guidelines as a designated care setting.

Further information is in the detailed findings below.

13 November 2018

During a routine inspection

Oldbury Grange Nursing Home is a care home that provides 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. The home can accommodate up to 69 people and 56 were living in the home at our inspection.

This inspection was carried out on 13 November 2018 and was unannounced. At the time of our inspection there was not a registered manager in post. However, a manager was in post and has applied to the commission for registration. 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 manager was not present during the inspection. A registered manager from another Morris Care Ltd service was covering whilst they were absent.

At the last inspection 18 November 2015, the service was rated, 'Good'. At this inspection the service remained 'Good'. This inspection report is written in a shorter format because our overall rating of the service has not changed since our last inspection.

People received the medicines they needed safely and staff understood their responsibilities about keeping people safe.

People felt safe at the home and there were enough staff on duty.

The provider had systems, processes and practices to safeguard people from abuse. People were supported by staff to stay safe while their freedom was promoted.

Risks were identified and managed well. Incidents and accidents were analysed to inform practice and make improvements to the service.

The provider completed background checks before new staff were appointed.

The home was clean and fresh and there were arrangements in place to prevent and control infection.

People were provided with enough to eat and drink to maintain a balanced diet.

People had access to healthcare services so that they received on-going healthcare support.

People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and to maintain their independence. Staff supported them in the least restrictive ways possible.

Staff were kind and caring. People's dignity and independence were promoted always and care was taken to ensure people lived in a kind, caring, family atmosphere.

People's consent and choice on how their care was managed was central to how the service was run and what was provided for people. This created a sense of ownership and people considered they were part of the running of the


People had been supported to access activities so they did not feel socially isolated. Information was provided to people in an accessible manner.

The staff recognised the importance of promoting equality and diversity. People's concerns and complaints were listened to and responded to so their quality of care was improved.

There was a positive culture in the service that was focused upon achieving good outcomes for people.

18 November 2015

During a routine inspection

The inspection was carried out on 18 November 2015 and was unannounced. At our previous inspection on 6 August 2013 we found that the provider was meeting the Regulations we assessed them against.

Oldbury Grange Nursing Home provides accommodation and personal care with nursing for up to 63 older people, some of who maybe living with dementia. There were 48 people living in the home on the day of our visit. There is a registered manager in post. At this inspection an interim manager was covering their absence. 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.

People who lived at the home felt safe and secure with staff to support them. People had been assessed before moving to the home so they agreed what they needed help with. Care records contained details of people’s preferences, interests, likes and dislikes.

Staff understood and worked within the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) and the associated Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Staff were able to demonstrate a good understanding and knowledge of people’s specific support needs, so as to ensure people’s safety and protect their human rights.

Staffing levels and the skill mix of staff were sufficient to meet the people’s needs and to keep them safe. Staff recruitment was thorough with required checks completed prior to staff commencing work.

People had regular routine access to visiting health and social care professionals where necessary. Staff responded to people’s changing health needs and sought the appropriate guidance or care by healthcare professionals. Medication was stored and administered safely.

People were happy with the variety and choice of meals available to them. Regular snacks and drinks were available between meals to ensure people received enough to eat and drink.

People were encouraged and supported to maintain relationships with their friends and family members. Relatives and visitors were always made welcome into the home.

The care records gave staff direction to provide effective care. People were confident that their care was provided in the way they wanted. People knew about their care plan and that staff kept formal records of changes to their care.

Dedicated staff provided group and individual activities and there were opportunities for social stimulation from visiting entertainers. These were well publicised around the home.

A number of audits were in place to monitor quality. The provider acted on any shortfalls identified. Records documented the outcomes in order for staff to reflect and learn from them as part of the overall drive to improve the service.

The provider had an annual survey in place to obtain the views of people who received a service including their relatives. The interim manager spoke to people individually on a daily basis seeking their views about their care. People and their families had the opportunity to attend family meetings so they could share their point of view about the service.

7 August 2013

During an inspection looking at part of the service

At our last inspection in May 2013 we raised concerns with regard to the staffing levels at the home at night and the impact that these were having on the delivery of care to people at Oldbury Grange. Some practices did not respect people's privacy, for example laundry was being delivered to people's rooms from five o'clock in the morning.

People were receiving their medication late and people who required turning were not being turned at the correct times according to their agreed care plan.

At our August 2013 inspection we found that staffing levels had improved. Recruitment was still on going and staff morale had much improved.

The home was calm and we observed people were settled for the night. Staff were not rushed and attended to people's needs in a timely way.

7 May 2013

During an inspection in response to concerns

We visited this service as a result of concerns we had received which related to staffing levels at night, laundry being completed during the night and being delivered to people's bedrooms from five o'clock in the morning and poor moving and handling techniques.

We did not consult with people who live at Oldbury Grange about their care, this was because people had retired to bed for the night.

We interviewed the night staff and made observations throughout our visit and found most of these concerns, with the exception of poor moving and handling techniques were substantiated.

There were three areas where people lived at Oldbury Grange, these included nursing (Bridgnorth), residential (Oldbury, with high dependency people) and dementia care (Rowan).