Arthur House in Wimbledon, which cares for people living with dementia, has been rated Outstanding by the CQC.
The Priory Adult Care home, which cares for up to 12 people, was rated Outstanding for being Responsive and Well-led, and Good for being Safe, Effective and Caring.
James Willis, CEO of Priory Adult Care, said: “It is a wonderful achievement to be rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC. Everyone associated with the home deserves this fantastic accolade.”
The CQC said: “People were supported to live an active and fulfilling life at Arthur House”.
Inspectors added that the Activities Coordinator seeks “creative ways to stimulate and engage people” and a resident told inspectors that the home has a “lovely and clean and a friendly atmosphere” and that staff were “very kind to people”.
Members of staff use plants and herbs from the home’s own garden to stimulate resident’s senses and to remind them of positive memories.
Nicholas Kee Mew, the Home Manager, ensures that Arthur House gets involved with awareness days and local community events. For example, during Nutrition and Hydration Week in March, the chef made residents healthy milkshakes and smoothies and on Chinese New Year, he prepared Asian cuisine. Arthur House also takes part in fundraising events for dementia charities.
Nicholas said: “This has been a great year for Arthur House. We have already won Carehome.co.uk’s Top 20 recommended care homes in London award 2017 and have just been nominated for the Merton’s Best Business Awards. However, it always has a special feeling to be commended so highly by the CQC. I love working with our residents and my passion for the work I do will continue to grow.”
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