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 home under the Care Act 2014.
This inspection took place on 29 June 2017 and was unannounced. The inspection was carried out by four inspectors.
Before our inspection we reviewed the information we held about the home, including the provider information return (PIR). This is a form in which we ask the provider to give some key information about the home, what the home does well and improvements they plan to make. We reviewed notifications the provider had sent us since our previous inspection. A notification is important information about particular events that occur at the home that the provider is required by law to tell us about. We contacted local authority commissioners that had contact with the home to obtain their views. We reviewed the information to assist us with our planning of the inspection.
During our inspection we spoke with six people who lived at Bramley Court and two relatives of people who lived at Bramley Court. We talked with the registered manager, two team leaders, three care staff, the well-being lead and a hostess. We looked at the care records for eight people. We also looked at records that related to health and safety and quality monitoring. We looked at medication administration records (MARs). We observed how the staff supported people in the communal areas. Observations are a way of helping us understand the experience of people living in the home.
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