Specialist dementia care home is rated Outstanding

 

Vida Grange, a specialist dementia care home in Harrogate, North Yorkshire has been rated Outstanding by the CQC.

The Vida Healthcare service, which cares for up to 124 people across eight units, was inspected in November, less than a year after opening (see Yorkshire Bank funds £10m Harrogate care home).

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Vida Healthcare Managing Director James Rycroft said: “It really has been an incredible year for us at Vida. I’m so proud of the whole team, who work tirelessly to provide the best care for our residents and their families.

“This report is a testament to all the hard work, dedication and kindness I see every day in our homes. It means the world to everyone here to be recognised as an outstanding service.”

The report highlighted the person-centred approach in the home, recognising the efforts made to meet people’s individual needs and the very positive impact this had on their wellbeing.

The CQC also highlighted the specialist training, excellent support and mentorship staff at the home were given to ensure they had the skills and knowledge to provide the highest standards of care and support.

Residents living at Vida told inspectors they were supported by exceptionally caring staff who respected their privacy and dignity.

Visitors said they were made to feel welcome and were fully involved in their family member’s support and wellbeing.

The inspectors also saw the positive benefits of the carefully designed, purpose-built environment, which kept residents safe, promoted independent living and helped to reduce anxiety and stress.

Bernadette Mossman, Healthcare Director at Vida, added: “The CQC’s inspections take place unannounced and take into account feedback from residents, families, staff and other visitors to the home. We’re incredibly proud of our report findings, which demonstrate our commitment to quality care.”

To read the report, click here.

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