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Old Barn Close

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Location and contact details

5 Old Barn Close, Gawcott, Buckingham, MK18 4JH
www.hpcha.org.uk01280824799

5 Old Barn Close is an adapted bungalow providing residential care for five people with learning disabilities. The home specialises in end-of-life support for its residents, many of whom have complex medical needs. This includes offering care to people with dementia, upon assessment. We believe in a flexible approach to care because the home provides care to the older generation who’s needs change over time as they age. Being a long-term home, the staff are able to build their understanding of the residents’ needs and work to meet those needs to provide high quality person-centred support.

 

The motto of the home is that age isn’t a barrier to enjoying yourself and all staff aim to ensure activities are available which are appropriate to the residents’ abilities. We encourage all residents to get involved in the community and to develop and maintain relationships, friendships and contact with families. Family members and friends are always welcome to visit.

 

The residents at 5 Old Barn Close are not able to communicate verbally but we believe that this should not hinder their ability to express themselves. All residents are encouraged to add personal touches to their rooms and to make decisions about their daily life, such as what foods to eat.

 

All our residents are treated with the upmost dignity and respect and we are dedicated to providing top quality personal care tailored to the needs of each individual resident. Staff are fully qualified in all aspects of intimate personal care, including bathing, hair washing, feeding and changing incontinence pads, and the home is equipped with the most up-to-date facilities for administering such care. Facilities include adapted baths, a full wet room, overhead hoists and commodes. The home is fully accessible for wheelchair users and those with physical disabilities. All residents are encouraged to be as active as possible around the home.

 

For more information please get in touch with our friendly staff team.

Registration summary

Managers: Fiona Hull
Registration Date: 10 January 2011
Last CQC inspection: 13 September 2016
Local Authority: Buckinghamshire
Specialist care categories: Caring for adults over 65 yrs • Caring for adults under 65 yrs • Learning disabilities • Physical disabilities
Number of beds: 5

CQC Rating for Old Barn Close

Where this care home can improve
Overall
★★★☆Good
Safe
★★★☆Good
Effective
★★★☆Good
Caring
★★★☆Good
Responsive
★★★☆Good
Well-led
★★★☆Good

Ratings are provided by Care Quality Commission (CQC) and reflects the most recent report for this care home, which was published on 8 October 2016.

See CQC's page explaining ratings for more details about ratings and inspection practices of care homes in England.

Services offered at Old Barn Close

Residential - Shared Spaces

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There are regular visits to the home by a local aromatherapist and the ‘Pat a Dog’ charity.

 

The home has an excellent reputation with external agencies, including the local healthcare teams, and it receives regular visits and support from other professionals in order to ensure the residents at 5 Old Barn Close are happy, healthy and able to live their lives to their fullest extent.

General

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Residential - Your Room

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There is a large garden on site allowing the residents to spend time outdoors during dry weather if they wish. All residents have TVs in their rooms and are encouraged to watch programmes they enjoy or listen to music. There is also a communal lounge with a television, allowing the residents to socialise together. All meals are served in the dining room and again this allows residents the opportunity to engage with each other whilst enjoying nutritious foods which meet their dietary needs.

Accessibility

Although we offer the full range of intimate personal care we are not a nursing home and can only accept people who are well enough to be visited and supported in the home by the district nurse.

Transport

The home has its own vehicle, and this enables staff to organise day trips based on the residents’ preferences. Recent activities have included:

  • Wheelchair ice skating
  • A trip to the seaside

Residential - health and lifestyle

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