Owlett Hall Care Home with Nursing in Bradford
Owlett Hall is a 57-room care home in a pleasant suburb of Drighlington between Bradford and Leeds, located close to amenities, local shops and transport links. The home is staffed by a team of dedicated, caring professionals who provide 24/7 nursing and dementia care for our residents.
Care at Owlett Hall Nursing Home
The specially-trained staff at Owlett Hall are able to provide various types of care for residents depending on their needs. Care provided at Owlett Hall includes:
Facilities at Owlett Hall Care Home
Each of Owlett Hall’s 57 bedrooms is decorated to a very high standard, and residents can enjoy views of the beautiful surroundings and our spacious garden, with some rooms leading out into the garden itself. Each room features an ensuite toilet and shower for convenience and accessibility, and the rooms are also fitted with TV and telephone points. Through prior arrangements, residents are allowed to bring their own furniture to help them feel more comfortable, and we also allow them to decorate their rooms in their colour of choice.
Food is prepared daily; residents are provided with three nutritious, tasty meals a day from our varied menu. These tasty meals are created by our dedicated, professional chefs who make sure residents’ nutritional needs are met.
The garden is a beautiful space for residents to relax and socialise in. It features fruit trees and raised garden beds so residents can plant shrubs, and the wonderful gazebo is the perfect place to sit and enjoy the outdoors. The garden is wheelchair-accessible, too, so each of our residents can enjoy it.
We encourage social interaction amongst residents, and visitors are encouraged in accordance with our COVID-19 guidelines.
Activities at Owlett Hall
Keeping residents active and stimulated is crucial, and there’s a range of daily activities at Owlett Hall for them to partake in. From the creative fun of arts and crafts, knitting club, baking and gardening to gentle physical activity like armchair yoga and zumba, there’s something for every resident to enjoy.
The home is located just a short distance from all the local amenities, shops, cafes and more. Owlett Hall has its own minibus to transport residents to the town centre, or residents can take public transport, should they be able to do so safely. Nearby are the Birstall Retail Park, a Showcase Cinema, Tongs Garden Centre and Morley and Batley leisure centres.
Inspections are carried out at intervals determined by the Care Quality Inspectorate. After each inspection, homes are provided with a report, a rating and usually some recommendations to help develop or improve the service. Any recommendations are acted upon promptly. No matter home’s rating, it’s well worth having a chat with our team to get the latest information on every aspect of our care and service. We’re always happy to talk through any questions you might have.
Visiting Times & Parking
Currently we are not allowing visits due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but usual visiting times are between 10am and 8pm, with no visits allowed during meal times (12.15-13.15 and 16.15-17.15). Exceptions can be made depending on the individual circumstances of the resident.
A message from the care home manager Caroline Hutton
Response to CQC report. Published 03 February 2020.
We are writing to share with you our response and actions following the last CQC inspection report. During the inspection there were many positive areas identified. However, for the purpose of this statement we have focused on the action taken in response to some findings that identified certain areas as needing improvement.
This is to provide appropriate assurance to our residents and relatives (as well as key health and social care partners) that we take all feedback seriously to ensure a great living experience for our residents.
Actions taken to improve the service following the inspection:
- All nurses and nursing assistants have been added to the Boots online medication training portal and all have completed said training
- All nurses and nursing assistants have undergone a medication competency assessment – this will be reassessed annually
- Daily medication audits are being undertaken and discussed with the home manager
- A new variable dose medication chart has been implemented to ensure mediation is administered within the correct time scales
- Covert administration protocols are in place for residents who need their medication administered covertly. These include information and guidance from the pharmacist
- All nurses and nursing assistants have undergone diabetes training
- Four-hourly oxygen check forms are in place and these are checked daily by the home manager
- All resident care plans have been reviewed and updated to reflect current needs
- Oral hygiene checks are now inputted electronically and are checked daily by the home manager and discussed at the daily meeting
- Shower records are now submitted electronically and are checked daily by the home manger and discussed at the daily meeting
- Staff are now receiving regular supervisions, and these are entered onto a supervision matrix
- Call bells are checked daily by the home manager and discussed at the daily meeting
- Repositioning, food and fluid charts are checked daily by the home manager and discussed at the daily meeting
- Cream charts have reverted to paper-based for ease of tracking when applied. Charts are checked daily by the home manager and discussed at the daily meeting
Owlett Hall has an internal support team on hand to individually support the home in delivering the highest quality resident experience. A range of audits take place at home, regional and corporate level to ensure additional quality assurance.
Since the inspection the home has received a Internal Quality Audit review and a review from Leeds City Council and Clinical Commissioning Group. Both these reviews highlighted significant improvements since the CQC inspection.
Below are a few examples of how the home has provided life enrichment and activities for the residents:
- ‘Pub games night’ held where the residents were involved in the organisation as well as participation
- Knitting club set up and run by one of our residents
- Poppy and Remembrance Day wreath making, using the bottoms of plastic bottles as the poppies. Residents have enjoyed making these and the activity generated conversations about what Remembrance Day means to them
Below are a couple of examples of recent feedback we have received:
- “Thank you so much for the monthly newsletter. This made it all the way to Australia and was very informative of life at Owlett Hall. Nice to be able to WhatsApp mum”
- “Nice to receive the newsletter. Pleased to hear mum is getting better and socialising more”
- “(Name removed) did a lovely thing for mum. Her teddy bear was sick and (name removed) took it to the nurse to be checked over and brought it back to mum and said all was well. Really reassured mum.”
If you would like to know more about the great things that are happening at Owlett Hall, please contact us.
Life at Owlett Hall Care Home
We're always happy to answer your questionsCan furniture from home be brought in?
Providing these meets fire regulations, fits comfortably in the room and can be easily cleaned yes.
No. These need to be provided by family members or can be purchased by staff from resident personal allowance.
No. Unfortunately due to the risks of smoking and oxygen being used in the home, no smoking is permitted.
No. Insurance needs to be purchased by the residents for their personal possessions.
Where escorts for appointments cannot be undertaken by family members, the home will provide one for routine planned appointments. There will be an additional charge for this which needs to be paid for by the resident. Escorts are not provided for emergency or unplanned hospital visits. In these situations, home staff
hand the care of the residents over to the paramedic who is a registered healthcare professional.
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We understand it can be a difficult decision when looking for the right care home for you or your loved one, that’s why we provide a brochure with further details on Owlet Hall. We can also arrange for you to visit the facility, simply contact us today and speak to a friend member of our team.
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