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The top 10 rated care homes closest to Nottingham city centre have been revealed by the CQC. The Care Quality Commission visits care homes across the county and the rest of the country, carrying out inspections and releasing a report grading the service afterwards.
Its ratings range from outstanding to inadequate and care homes are often visited unannounced so inspectors can get a glimpse of what life is like for those living there. A number of care homes across Nottingham and the rest of the county have recieved the best possible ‘outstanding’ grade in their most recent visit, meaning they are among the very best in the country.
Below is a list of the 10 outstanding services which are closest to Nottingham city centre, according to the CQC website. It’s worth noting that these aren’t the only outstanding care homes services in Nottinghamshire – all of those listed below are, at most, 12 and a half miles away. We haven’t included any care homes focusing on caring for younger people, either, only those focusing on providing care for more elderly people.
To see a list of all the services across Nottinghamshire, and how they are rated, you can click here.
RoseLea House is located in Loughborough Road in Nottingham and was last inspected in November 2018, gaining an outstanding grade. Staff at the care home are described as “compassionate, kind and caring” who taught people life skills and supported people with the bereavement of others.
CQC states: “People were taught life skills that they were supported to develop further. This supported people in their aspiration of becoming as independent as possible.”
The Conifers Rest Home, in Bakersdale Road in Bakersfield, was rated as outstanding last year after an inspection. It provides personal care for up to 18 people aged 65 and over and there were 18 people living in the home at the time of the inspection.
People and relatives were “exceptionally positive” about the service, describing it as “like a family home”. A summary of that inspection states: “There was a very friendly atmosphere, and everyone appeared to know each other well, including relatives, staff and people living there. The registered manager was very visible and very person centred. People and their relatives could not speak highly enough of the example she set and caring values she promoted across all staff.”
Peacemills can be found on Perry Road in Nottingham and can support up to 43 people, including those living with dementia. Speaking about the staff there, CQC said: “People received exceptionally kind and effective person-centred support from staff who were motivated and led to provide the best care they could. Staff supported people to make decisions for themselves and engaged with people and their relatives about their wishes and preferences.”
Cherry Tree Resource Centre is located in Chippenham Road, Nottingham, with its most recent inspection being in 2021. The service is run by Nottingham City Council and was rated as outstanding, providing care to 44 people at the time of the inspection.
CQC states: “Staff worked exceptionally well together to involve people, and their family members in the planning and delivery of care. Staff used innovative ways to communicate with people. This involved developing individual communication methods, speaking in people’s known dialect and getting involved when one person taught them key words in their own native language.”
Another care home which was inspected only last year and rated as outstanding is Faiway View in Swale Close near Bulwell Golf Club. The service was described as exceptionally well led, with robust quality assurance processes and ensured continuous improvement and high standards of care.
People were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible and in their best interests. People were said to be “very happy” living there.
In High Road, Chilwell, Beeston, Landermeads has also been judged to be outstanding – getting the best possible rating in every single category when it was visited back in December 2019. The home can support up to 86 people across five interconnected houses, each of which has separate adapted facilities.
Inspectors stated: “People were treated with exceptional care and kindness, people were respected and treated as equals and part of a family. End of life care was excellent. The service had a homely atmosphere and the environment was stimulating. People’s interest’s and hobbies were incorporated into the design of the home and gardens in innovative ways.”
The Byars Nursing Home is owned and managed by Beckedge Limited. It is situated in the village of Caythorpe and offers accommodation for up to 30 older people – at the time of our inspection 28 people lived at the service.
Describing the service, the CQC said: “There was a homely welcoming atmosphere at the service and we observed very positive and caring relationships between people using the service and the staff who cared for them. Staff worked hard to promote people’s right to make their own decisions about their care where possible and respected the choices they made.”
Ashfields Care Home is a care home providing personal and nursing care to 44 people aged 65 and over at the time of its inspection at the end of last year. Staff there showed compassion and consistently treated people with dignity and respect, according to CQX, “valuing them as individuals”.
They continued: “When people required care at the end of their lives, this was completed with respect and dignity, and reflected on any lasting wishes. The home was described by professionals as outstanding care delivered by caring staff who showed empathy to people and their families.”
Wren Hall Nursing Home is registered to provide accommodation for up to 54 people who require nursing or personal care, the majority of whom are living with dementia. Inspectors described “an extremely open and transparent culture within the service” as they rated it as outstanding.
They added: “People were provided with a stimulating environment, which met their specific needs as well as promoting independence and socialisation. The staff team went above and beyond to find out the things important to people and activities and social interaction were an integral part of people’s lives.”
Ashcroft Care Home is a nursing home that provides 53 places for older people and people with dementia. Rating it as outstanding, CQC stated: “There was a strong person-centred culture throughout the service. Staff were sensitive to times when people needed caring and compassionate support. People were extremely positive about the caring nature of staff. People were treated with dignity and respect and their choices and preferences were adhered to.”
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Written by: thehitnetwork
Two other MPs received gifts too