06 Jan 2016
Anchor’s The Beeches care home in Leatherhead has been classed as good by regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Staff at Anchor’s The Beeches were celebrating this week after receiving the accolade.
The care home, which cares for 54 residents, was praised by the CQC under their new robust inspection process.
Care homes and retirement properties are now classed as either outstanding, good, requiring improvement or inadequate.
The Beeches Manager Claire O’Doherty said everyone at the care home was thrilled because they had worked so hard to maintain high standards of care.
She said: “We all know The Beeches is a great place for older people to live but to be given such praise from the regulator is outstanding.
“We are proud of the care we provide, of the meals which are made from fresh seasonal ingredients and of the wide variety of meaningful activities enjoyed by our residents.
“Anchor has informed the Government’s dementia strategy so we also know how to care for people living with the condition so they lead as fulfilling a life as possible.
“We welcome such rigorous inspections and clear ratings so older people and their families can see which homes or retirement properties are the best in the country.”
Resident John Allam, 81, who has lived at The Beeches for 6 years, said: “It was no surprise to me that The Beeches was classed as good. I love living here because the staff are friendly and it has a lovely atmosphere.”