A care home in Dresden, Strathmore House, has been rated ‘good’ overall and in every care category by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the health and social care watchdog.
In the report, following a recent inspection, CQC inspectors said: “People told us and we saw they enjoyed living at Strathmore House and had positive relationships with the staff. One person said, ‘I like living here because of the staff and my friends. The staff are funny and they help us’. Another person said, ‘I like the staff, they make me laugh’. We observed caring interactions between people and staff”.
Residents spoke positively of the staff to inspectors. A resident said, “I like all the staff, they are brilliant.” Another resident said, “The staff are all very nice people.”
The report says that residents participate in a range of activities, including playing sports, doing things in the park and going to the theatre. Some residents volunteer with the PDSA.
Inspectors highlighted how residents are encouraged to give their views and ideas about the service at house meetings.
Strathmore House is managed by Priory Adult Care, a new division within the renowned Priory Group. It brings together two Priory adult care divisions, Craegmoor and Amore Care. The home supports people with learning disabilities and behaviours that challenge. The home is located in Dresden, Stoke-on-Trent.
Amanda Lawson, Home Manager, said: “I am delighted with this report. It means a lot to my team. Everyone here is committed to doing their best for our residents, so as we move forward I believe that we can become even stronger.”
Justine Cahill, Managing Director (South West and Wales) at Priory Adult Care, said: “This is excellent news. I just want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who works with our residents at Strathmore House for their sheer commitment and hard work.”
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