The Uplands is a multi-award-winning care home at Oxon on the edge of Shrewsbury, providing nursing care for up to 81 older adults, including those suffering from dementia.
It is operated by family-owned Marches Care Limited which has cemented its reputation as a nationally recognised care provider as well as a local employer of over 130 skilled and dedicated staff.
The residents live in single bedroom accommodation with en-suite bathroom facilities, some with their own patios. The Home offers short-term rehabilitation care in partnership with local statutory health and social care colleagues, and accommodation which supports the diagnosis and treatment of some long-term conditions.
The Uplands is seen as an exemplar in the care of older people with dementia-related illnesses. The dementia units are communities where residents and their families are made to feel comfortable and at ease in the environment with an underlying ethos of focusing on what works best for each individual resident.
Marches Care continues to be a national leader in the adoption of digital technology in care homes and the directors work with national organisations developing best practice around clinical governance and digital working.
The last year has been dominated by the coronavirus crisis, but during lockdown we welcomed a new Registered Manager in the form of Tracie Peate. A vastly experienced RGN, Tracie oversees the nursing side of the operation while Carey Bloomer remains Managing Director. Dan Kendrick is now the company’s Chief Operating Officer.
The Home’s overriding concern since the spring of 2020 has been to keep residents and staff safe from the virus, and all practicable steps have, and are, being taken to ensure this is achieved. The selflessness and willingness of staff to ‘go the extra mile’, particularly through the early days of lockdown, was an inspiration.
Marches Care is always enormously proud to support the community, working with local schools, charitable and church groups, other organisations and individuals to ensure that the spirit of community running through the Home.
It is also an integral member of the county town’s business community, and that is why Marches Care is so pleased to be joining Shrewsbury Business Chamber.