Chalkmead care home praised by care regulator
Chalkmead care home in Merstham has been classed as Good by regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Staff at Anchor’s Chalkmead were celebrating this week after receiving the accolade.
The home, which cares for up to 50 residents, was praised by the CQC in the recent inspection which took place on 1st, 2nd and 4th May 2018. Care homes are now classed as either outstanding, good, requiring improvement or inadequate.
Home Manager Victoria Taylor 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 Chalkmead a good care home but to be given such praise from the regulator is wonderful. The highlight is their outstanding comments on caring. We are proud 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 Chalkmead:
One person said, "The food is good, I just complimented the chef on the soup, just like grandma's. “The service people received was based on treating them with dignity, respect and compassion.”
One person said, "You wouldn't get a better place or carers [staff]. They live up to their name, carers."
For more information on Chalkmead care home, please call on 0800 085 4236.