Registered Manager: David Mclaughlan
Provider Name: Greensleeves Care
Care home beds: 64
St Cross Grange is a charming care home in Winchester specialising in high-quality residential care and dementia care.
The care home is located in a quiet and leafy suburban area of the historic city of Winchester.
It is located within easy reach of the centre giving residents and families the benefits of the city, yet far enough from the centre of the city to ensure genuine peace and tranquillity whilst relaxing on one of our many balconies, patios or front garden area.
St Cross Grange is a stylish and elegant home which is full of the charm and character of a traditional building, with lovely period features, high ceilings and a beautiful exterior. Uniquely this is cleverly combined with the benefits of a modern facility delivering 64 en-suite bedrooms. You will get plenty of choice where you can spend your day as at St Cross Grange we have many lounges, sitting rooms and well-designed small specialist units that allow residents to be supported with like-minded people with similar needs. Each of these units has its own communal facilities, including dining rooms, lounges, terraces or private gardens, bathrooms, kitchenettes and activity rooms.
The home benefits from low windows and wide corridors which give a sense of freedom and positivity. The bedrooms are tastefully furnished to a high standard, but if residents prefer they can bring their own furniture; in any case, they are encouraged to bring personal items to add a familiar touch to their new home. One of the key features of home life that the residents find particularly positive is the excellent home-cooked food that is matched in quality only by its wide variety and choice.
The state of the art dementia areas incorporate the very latest dementia design features allowing people to live happy and positive lives in a safe and secure setting. All rooms access a central hub with a dementia walkway featuring reminiscence areas which provide stimulation and engagement.
For more information and to arrange a visit, please contact St Cross Grange.
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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.
Two inspectors and an expert by experience completed this unannounced inspection on 15 and 16 August 2017. 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 home, including previous inspection reports. We reviewed notifications of incidents the registered provider had sent to us since the last inspection. A notification is information about important events which the service is required to send us by law. On 7 July 2017, 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 reviewed the PIR for this home.
People who lived at St Cross Grange were not always able to talk with us about the care they received and so we observed care and support being delivered by staff and their interactions with people in communal areas around the home. We spoke with 16 people who lived at the home and 2 visiting relatives to gain their views of the home. We spoke with 12 members of staff, including the manager, a peripatetic manager, the deputy manager, care supervisor, two senior carers and three members of care staff, a member of kitchen staff and two activity staff.
We looked at the care plans and associated records for 11 people and 12 medicine administration records. We looked at a range of records relating to the management of the service including records of complaints, accidents and incidents, quality assurance documents, six staff recruitment files and policies and procedures.
Before and following our visit to the home we received feedback from three health and social care professionals who supported some of the people who lived at St Cross Grange.
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