Brandon Country Park,
Brandon IP27 0SU
Telephone: (01842) 812400
Manager: Sam GallagherProvider Name: Stow Healthcare
Care Types: Care Home with Nursing
Brandon Park Nursing & Residential Home is a luxury residential and nursing home that provides short and long-term care, offering nursing, palliative, convalescence and respite care.
The home has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment and now boasts a stunning drawing room, a beautifully finished dining room, a specialist activities room, a private study, a quiet lounge, a beauty salon and a grand entrance hall.
Each bedroom offers en-suite facilities and is finished to a high standard, although occupants are encouraged to personalise their own bedrooms.
Nutritionally balanced and fully cooked meals are enjoyed by residents every day, with coffee mornings and afternoon teas both popular events, and homemade cakes and biscuits always available.
Local entertainers often visit, and a range of engaging activities are organised for mental and physical stimulation. The pursuit of personal hobbies and interests is encouraged.
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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 was 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 1 October 2018 and was unannounced. The inspection team consisted of two inspectors, an assistant inspector 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, we requested that the provider complete 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. This was received from the provider.
We also reviewed information that we held about the service. Providers are required to notify the Care Quality Commission about events and incidents that occur including unexpected deaths, injuries to people receiving care and safeguarding matters. Before the inspection we reviewed information that we held about the service such as notifications, which are events which happened in the service that the provider is required to tell us about, and information that had been sent to us by other agencies. We also contacted commissioners (who fund the care for some people) of the service and asked them for their views.
We looked at the care records of four people in detail to check they were receiving their care as planned. We also looked at records including four staff recruitment files, training records, meeting minutes, medication records and quality assurance records. We spoke with 10 people who live at the home, four members of care staff, a care home assistant practioner, the clinical lead, the chef, maintenance staff member, the registered manager as well as one of the directors of the provider company. We also spoke with relatives of nine people currently living at the home and one healthcare professional. After our visit we received feedback from a further two healthcare professionals.
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