Provider Name: Bowlacre Home
Care home beds: 37
Bowlacre Home is a Residential care home on the outskirts of Gee Cross, Hyde , Greater Manchester and is registered with CQC & the local Tameside MBC. It is on the main bus routes but are set back from the main road in spacious, well looked after grounds that back onto Werneth Low green belt. It is an old house which has been changed for purpose and recently updated and has been in business since 1956.
Bowlacre Home offers both long term residential care and short term (respite) care and provides a safe environment where people feel comfortable and at home and offers facilities so that each resident gets the best that suits their own needs in a friendly environment.
We know that once you have visited us and experienced our ‘family atmosphere’ that making your choice of a home will be easy! To arrange a visit please phone Mrs Janette Wilson (0161 368 2615) the registered care manager or just call in and have a chat and a look around and meet the team leaders and carers who care about providing high quality, personalised care. More information can be found on our website (www.bowlacre.org).
Most of our staff are local people and are our major asset; we have our own domestic staff and food is prepared and cooked on the premises by our own team usually with fresh produce supplied from local suppliers; our food is much enjoyed by our residents and families and staff and is a major selling point.
We also own 12 properties in our grounds rented out to elderly people for ‘independent living’.
Communal areas include a main lounge, activity room, dining room and a recently refurbished conservatory which overlooks the enclosed, private rear lawn.
Come and see for yourself.
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We carried out this inspection under Section 60 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 as part of our regulatory functions. This inspection was planned to check whether the registered provider is meeting the legal requirements and regulations associated with the Health and Social Care Act 2008, to look at the overall quality of the service, and to provide a rating for the service under the Care Act 2014.
This inspection took place on 28 September 2016 and was unannounced. The inspection team consisted of three adult social care inspectors.
Before this inspection we reviewed the information we held about the service, such as notifications we had received from the registered provider and information we had received from the local authorities that commissioned a service from the home. Notifications are when registered providers send us information about certain changes, events or incidents that occur. We also contacted the local authority safeguarding adults and quality monitoring teams to enquire about any recent involvement they had with the home.
The registered provider was not asked to submit a Provider Information Return (PIR) prior to the inspection, as the date of this inspection was changed. This is a form that asks the registered provider to give some key information about the service, what the service does well and improvements they plan to make.
During the inspection we spoke with four members of staff, the registered manager, four people who used the service and three peopleâs relatives. We spent time observing the interaction between people who lived at the home, the staff and any visitors.
We looked at all areas of the home, including bedrooms (with people's permission) and office accommodation. We also spent time looking at records, which included the care records for three people, peopleâs medication records, handover records, supervision and training records for three members of staff and quality assurance audits and action plans.
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