Registered Manager: George Tuthill
Provider Name: Wardington House Partnership
Care home beds: 60
Wardington House, founded in 1965, has an outstanding reputation for caring for the elderly mentally infirm, particularly those with Alzheimer’s disease. Over the years we have learned how to meet the special needs of this group of people. We use no routine tranquilizing or sedative medication. We offer a relaxed, stress free environment so that residents can retain their freedom of choice and individuality. They are invited to get up and go to bed at times of their own choosing and to eat between meals if they wish. The way of life at Wardington House and the absence of tranquilizing medication have produced surprising improvements in the health, happiness and well being of many who have come here.
Care is provided by our team of of dedicated and experienced nurses and care assistants. They have been chosen for their caring skills and are thoughtful, calm and kind. Their expertise and experience enable us, with rare exceptions, to care for people who come here, no matter what the future may hold.
Wardington House, built in 1785, lies on the edge of Wardington village, four miles from junction 11 of the M40. The house has adapted well to the needs of its new guests and provides a home of considerable character. Residents are encouraged, with prior agreement, to bring their own items of furniture and pets. All bedrooms are light and airy with low windows. Most have wonderful views over the rolling Oxfordshire countryside. The house has its own secure gardens for residents to stroll about in whenever they like. There is a network of driveways and connecting paths, with a rose garden, and plenty of flower beds to make the walk interesting. For the less active there are several verandas from which to enjoy the gardens and the views beyond.
All meals are prepared in out own kitchens, with the emphasis on a tasty, healthy diet. Special meals are made for those who want or need them. Home-made cakes are always available.
If you are looking for the kind of care and facilities that Wardington House provides, then please call George Tuthill or Maggie Rampley who will be pleased to give you further information, or show you around the home. Tel: 01295 750622
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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 took place on 8 and 13 February 2017 and was unannounced.
The inspection was carried out by two inspectors and an Expert by Experience. An expert-by-experience is a person who has personal experience of using or caring for someone who uses this type of care service.
Before the inspection, 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 looked at information we held about the service. This included previous inspection reports and notifications we had received. Notifications are certain events that providers are required by law to tell us about.
We spoke with two people who used the service, four relatives and one visiting health professional. We also spoke with the registered manager, matron, deputy matron, facilities manager, two nurses and six members of the care staff team.
During the inspection we looked at five people's care records, four staff files and other records related to the management of the service. We observed care practice throughout the inspection. 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.
Following the inspection we received feedback from two healthcare professionals. .
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