Colten Care raises the bar in nursing care

ALL TOGETHER. Residents and staff from various Colten Care homes gathered at the Kingfishers home in New Milton, Hampshire, for an afternoon party to celebrate the provider's 100% 'Good' rating from the CQC.ALL TOGETHER. Residents and staff from various Colten Care homes gathered at the Kingfishers home in New Milton, Hampshire, for an afternoon party to celebrate the provider’s 100% ‘Good’ rating from the CQC.

All 19 homes built and run by south coast operator Colten Care have been rated ‘good’ by the CQC.

Fernhill, a dedicated dementia care home in Longham, Dorset, became the latest Colten Care home to be rated by CQC following an inspection in January 2017.

Chief executive Mark Aitchison said: “Our goal is to be the south coast care home provider of choice and we believe we are very much delivering on that objective.

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“Our CQC ratings are especially pleasing given that all our homes are registered for both residential and nursing care.

“To put this 100% achievement in context, across all the care homes registered in the UK to deliver nursing care, less than 66% have been rated good by the CQC.

“While many operators have shied away from nursing care as too expensive or difficult, at Colten we have embraced it.

“We offer our residents peace of mind as their needs change. As well as benefiting from a great residential experience, they know we have an experienced team on hand in our homes to meet their changing needs and deliver individual high-quality care.”

Colten Care’s 20th home, Wellington Grange in Chichester, Sussex, opened in spring 2016 and is expected to receive its first CQC inspection and rating later this year.

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