Care home receives praise at inspection

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A CARE home has been praised following its most recent inspection.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) visited the New Grange Care Home in Homefield Road, Worthing, in March this year.

In addition to passing all the national standards of quality and safety set by the CQC, the home also received many plaudits from professionals and residents’ families alike.

Within the report, which is detailed on the CQC website, one comment reads: “We found that people were cared for by friendly staff.”

A comment from a resident said that staff “do everything for me”, while inspectors spoke to two relatives who told them the care given was “amazing” and that staff were “very comforting”.

It also reads: “We spoke to a visiting care professional who told us that their client (the resident) had improved 100 per cent since they had joined the service.”

The five standards the home is deemed to be meeting are: standards of treating people with respect and involving them in their care; standards of providing care, treatment and support that meet people’s needs; standards of caring for people safely and protecting them from harm; standards of staffing and standards of quality and suitability of management.

And there is more good news for the home, as a £200,000 investment to extend communal areas, including a new lounge, and improved access throughout the home, are due to being shortly.

This is in addition to the half a million pounds the current owners have already invested in the property.

Operations Director Yogesh Patel said: “We are obviously very pleased with the outcome of the latest CQC inspection, as we have all worked hard to achieve quality care standards at The New Grange.”

The New Grange is one of four dementia homes run by the owners in the south of England.

To view the report, visit www.cqc.org.uk