Monday, September 4, 2023

What makes a care home outstanding?

What makes a care home outstanding?

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. They inspect and rate care homes on a scale of Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement, and Inadequate. The CQC ratings can have an impactful effect on whether someone chooses one care facility over another.

Only a small number of care homes (3.5%) achieve the highest rating of Outstanding.

Here are some of the factors that make a care home outstanding:

Effective leadership

An outstanding care home has a strong and effective leader who is committed to providing high-quality care. The registered manager is responsible for setting the tone and culture of the care home, and they should be able to motivate and inspire staff to provide the best possible care for residents.

Excellent staff training

Outstanding care homes provide comprehensive training for their staff so that they can provide the highest quality care. This training should cover all aspects of care, including personal care, medication administration, and infection control.

Person-centred care

Outstanding care homes focus on providing care that is tailored to the individual needs and preferences of each resident. This means getting to know each resident well and understanding their individual needs and preferences.

A safe and comfortable environment 

Outstanding care homes provide a safe and comfortable environment for residents. This includes having a clean and well-maintained facility, as well as providing adequate staffing levels to ensure that residents are always safe and well-cared for.

A strong focus on quality improvement

Outstanding care homes are constantly striving to improve the quality of care they provide. They regularly review their practices and procedures to ensure that they are meeting the needs of residents.

If you are considering a care home for yourself or a loved one, it is important to choose one that has been rated positively by the CQC. This will give you peace of mind knowing that your loved one is receiving the best possible care. Be sure to visit the care home in person as well as chat to the staff and residents. Furthermore, reading the care home’s inspection reports from the CQC is key to choosing the right facility.

By following our advise, you can be sure to choose an outstanding care home for your loved one.

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