19 Jan 2018
Buckingham Lodge care home in Aylesbury has been classed as Good overall by regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Staff at Anchor’s Buckingham Lodge in Culpepper Close were celebrating this week after receiving the accolade.
The home, which cares for up to 64 residents, was praised by the CQC in the recent inspection which took place on 12 and 15 December 2018. Care homes are now classed as either outstanding, good, requiring improvement or inadequate.
Manager Adele Hawkins said everyone at the home was thrilled because the team had worked so hard to maintain high standards of care.
She said: “The team have worked hard to make Buckingham Lodge a good care home but to be given such praise from the regulator is wonderful. 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 a specialist dementia care team 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 are the best in the country. We’re so pleased to be classed as a good care home - we’ll be celebrating this success.”
The CQC inspection report, which can be found on the regulator’s website, highlighted the following examples of high standards of care at Buckingham Lodge: A member of staff said, "The training is incredible.” The inspectors stated, “We observed staff to treat people with kindness and compassion throughout our visit.”
One resident said, "Yes, I like it here, the staff are lovely and helpful, and I wouldn't like to live anywhere else."
For more information on Buckingham Lodge care home, please call on 0300 123 7243.