Abingdon Court Care Home

Marcham Road
Oxfordshire OX14 1AD

Telephone: (01235) 535405

Care Types: Care Home with NursingDementiaOlder People

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Last updated 2 December 2017
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 17 October 2017 and was unannounced. We visited the home again on 25 October 2017 and this was announced. The inspection team consisted of three inspectors and two Experts by Experience in the care of older people. 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 we reviewed the information we held about the service and the service provider. The registered 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 the notifications we had received for this service. Notifications are information about important events the service is required to send us by law. We received feedback from one social and health care professional who regularly visited people living in the home. This was to obtain their views on the quality of the service provided to people and how the home was being managed. We also obtained feedback from commissioners of the service.

We spoke with 19 people and seven relatives. We looked at 12 people’s care records including medicine administration records (MAR). During the inspection we spent time with people. We looked around the home and observed the way staff interacted with people. We used the Short Observational Framework for Inspection (SOFI). SOFI is a means of understanding the experiences of people who could not speak with us verbally. We spoke with the registered manager, the deputy manager and 14 staff which included nurses, care staff, housekeeping, activities coordinator, maintenance and catering staff. We reviewed a range of records relating to the management of the home. These included six staff files, quality assurance audits, minutes of meetings with people and staff, incident reports, complaints and compliments. We reviewed feedback from people who had used the service and their relatives.

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