11 March 2019
Devonshire House care home praised by care regulator
Devonshire House care home in Cavendish has been classed as Good by regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Staff at Anchor’s Devonshire House on High Street were celebrating this week after receiving the accolade.
The home, which cares for up to 69 residents, was praised by the CQC in the recent inspection which took place on 14th February 2019. Care homes are now classed as either outstanding, good, requiring improvement or inadequate.
Home 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 Devonshire House a good care home but to be given such praise from the regulator is wonderful. We are proud of the meals which are made from fresh seasonal ingredients and the high levels of training and support our staff receive.
“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 Devonshire House: One resident said, "Staff are well trained. If staff need advice they get it. They look after me very well."
One relative told us, "I would recommend the home to anyone who needed care." A person commented, "Food is excellent. There is always a choice. No trouble if I want something different."
One resident confirmed, "It is a wonderful place to live. The carers are just so patient."
For more information on Devonshire House care home, please call on 0800 032 3685.