Registered Manager: Oates, Juliette Anna
Provider Name: Carebase (Histon) Limited
Care home beds: 67
Bramley Court takes the high level of elderly care throughout the residential, nursing and dementia services it provides very seriously. The person-centred care the 65-strong team delivers is what makes the home outstanding. Staff are dedicated and compassionate in everything they do, which means residents feel loved, warm and comfortable.
This is Bramley Court’s forte and testament to this is being classed in the top five per cent of care homes achieving the Butterfly Service Home kite mark across the country for its specialist dementia care service. This accreditation is attributed by Dementia Care Matters – an organisation dedicated to bettering the care of those with the illness.
The stylishly-decorated accommodation spread over three floors has a homely and welcoming feel, with a variety of spaces like the bar and lounge areas for social interaction and a well-stocked library for private time.
The purpose-built residential care home enjoys a variety of facilities, which include an on-site hairdressing salon and external services like visiting therapists and chiropodists.
SONAS therapy is very popular at the home, which is an innovative technique that evokes the senses through a series of one-to-one and small group sessions. The effect it has on residents is a dramatic one, particularly with dementia sufferers. They are more responsive, alert and engaged.
The home has close links with the local community and the many events the home holds, like summer fetes or 1940s days, are also open to the community. While, residents enjoy visits from local talent like entertainers and fitness instructors.
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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 22 and 28 August 2018 and was unannounced. The inspection was carried out by three 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 our inspection we reviewed the information we held about the service. We reviewed notifications the registered provider had sent us. A notification is important information about particular events that occur at the service that the provider is required by law to tell us about.
We used information the provider sent us in the Provider Information Return. This is information we require providers to send us at least once annually to give some key information about the service, what the service does well and improvements they plan to make.
During our inspection we spoke with seven people who lived at the service, the deputy manager, the business manager, the head of care, one nurse, one senior carer and three care assistants.
We looked at the care records for six people and records that related to health and safety and quality monitoring. We looked at medication administration records (MARs). We observed how people were cared for in the communal areas.
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