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Oakham Grange Residential Care nursing home, in Wheatfield Way, rated 'good' on first Care Quality Commission inspection

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A town nursing home has received an overall good rating on its first inspection.

Oakham Grange, which was registered in 2020, was rated good by the Care Quality Commission in all five key inspection areas - Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive and Well-led.

The home, which provides residential care with nursing, had 38 residents living there at the time of the March inspection, including some with dementia.

Oakham Grange staff celebrate their first CQC inspection report
Oakham Grange staff celebrate their first CQC inspection report

“I’m so proud of the team here," said Catherine Ferguson, the Home Manager at Oakham Grange.

"They have worked so hard and though our bespoke new build home is beautiful, it’s the team which brings the place to life.

"Although CQC good is a positive result for our first inspection, we will use this as a base for excellent in the future.”

The annex at Oakham Grange
The annex at Oakham Grange

The inspectors hopes of speaking with residents were 'limited' by a Covid-19 outbreak which left some residents isolating.

But the report found staff at the Wheatfield Way home ‘knew people well and understood their responsibilities’.

“People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests,” it said.

The service was ‘very clean and hygienic’, while staff followed infection control procedures.

The report added: “There were enough staff with the right skills and experience to meet people’s needs. Staff were kind and caring and motivated to achieve good outcomes for people.”

The care home have introduced a number of things to enhance life at the home, such as putting a Morris Traveller classic car in the garden as a conversation starter for those living with memory problems, a putting green and bespoke newsletters for residents and their loved ones.

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