A Somerset care home is celebrating winning a major national care quality award.
Camelot House and Lodge in Wellington has been recognised with the Quality Hallmark Award from the National Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Centre, the UK’s largest provider of end of life care training.
Stephen Teasdale, development director for Camelot Care, said: “This award is a totally independent endorsement of the quality of care we provide for the people with dementia and mental health problems who live in our homes, and reflects that it is among the best in the UK.
“This is the second time we’ve been received this award – both times with ‘Beacon’ status, which is the highest accolade possible – so we all think it is a fantastic achievement.
“When we heard that we’d made the final seven for the Gold Standard Framework ‘Care Home Of The Year’ 2016 as well we were absolutely delighted. It’s a really meaningful acknowledgement of the person-centred care we deliver.”
To be GSF-accredited, homes must achieve 20 quality standards, ranging from leadership and support to dignity and respect as well as submit a portfolio of evidence.
GSF Quality Hallmark Awards are presented to homes that demonstrate real improvement in the quality of care they provide.
Many halve the number of their residents dying in hospital as well as halving crisis hospital admissions, leading to greater satisfaction for families, residents and staff and significant cost savings for the NHS.
Camelot Care has five care homes providing nursing and dementia care in Somerset and Devon.