Provider Name: Far Fillimore Care Homes Ltd
Care home beds: 40
Littleover Nursing Home provides accommodation for 40 residents in single and shared rooms in an extended Victorian home, which retains much of its character whilst providing modern amenities. We have five spacious lounge and dining areas with access to gardens and patio areas. Littleover Nursing Home provides rooms which are light and spacious with TV and telephone as standard. All rooms have a ‘hospital’ bed and nurse call system. Rooms are individually decorated and residents are welcome to personalise them with small items of furniture and pictures.
We understand the importance of regular group activities to enhance lifestyle, health and general wellbeing for all of our residents here at Littleover Nursing Home. Activities are arranged daily at the nursing home, we give residents the opportunity to engage in the activities they love while socialising with other residents.
We pride ourselves on the inviting and comfortable atmosphere at the nursing home. We welcome visitors at any time and viewings are highly recommended. Our particular area of expertise is palliative care, enabling our residents to spend their final days in comfort, cared for by staff who know them and with unrestricted visiting for family.
We have weekly visits from a local GP surgery, providing continuity of care for our residents.
Our kitchen provides a varied menu of home cooked meals using fresh produce where possible. Special dietary needs can be accommodated.
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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 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 visit took place on 16 February 2016 and was unannounced. It was carried out by two inspectors, a specialist advisor and an expert-by-experience. Our specialist advisor on this occasion had experience of working with people who have dementia and nursing care. An expert-by-experience is a person who has personal experience of using or caring for someone who uses this type of care service.
Littleover Nursing Home is registered to provide nursing care and accommodation for up to 40 people. At the time of the inspection there were 37 people living in the home. The home specialises in the care of older people.
The provider completed a Provider Information Return (PIR). This is a form that asks the provider to give some key information about the service, what the service does well and improvements they plan to make. We reviewed the information we held about the service. This included previous inspection reports, statutory notifications which are issues providers are legally required to notify us about, and other enquiries from and about the provider. We also received feedback from commissioners who fund care for some people who used the service.
We spoke with one visiting healthcare professional, 18 people who lived at the home, six visitors and four members of the care staff team. We also spoke with the registered manager who was available throughout the inspection.
We spent time observing care practices and interactions in communal areas. We used the Short Observational Framework for Inspection (SOFI). SOFI is a way of observing care to help us understand the experience of people who could not talk with us. We observed the mid-day meal to observe the support people received and the meal experience.
We looked at a selection of records which related to peopleâs individual care and the running of the home. These included three care plans, three staff personnel files, minutes of meetings and records relating to quality monitoring within the home.
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