St Marys care home in Holbrook has been classed as Good in all areas and overall by regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Staff at Anchor’s St Marys in Woodlands Road were celebrating this week after receiving the accolade.

The home, which cares for up to 60 residents, was praised by the CQC in the recent inspection which took place on 8th and 9th October 2017. Care homes are now classed as either outstanding, good, requiring improvement or inadequate.

Manager Karen Curle said everyone at the home was thrilled because they had worked so hard to maintain high standards of care. 

She said: “We have worked hard to make St Marys 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 St Marys: 

“The registered manager promoted a caring, positive, transparent and inclusive culture within the home.” “All the family members we spoke with said that the needs of their loved ones were being met and had confidence in the staff.”

One person said, "Yes I'm treated with dignity and respect, on the whole they're very good. I'm treated as an individual."

For more information on St Marys care home, please call on 0800 085 2811. 

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