23 April 2020
Willow Gardens care home is praised by residents and relatives in a national survey
A care home in Yateley has been praised by its residents and their relatives and friends in a national survey on care standards.
Staff at Anchor’s Willow Gardens in Hammond Way were rated highly in the independent Your Care Rating survey run by Ipsos MORI.
The home performed above the national average in feedback from residents and relatives in four areas: Staff and Care, Home Comforts, Choice and Having a Say, and Quality of Life.
Willow Gardens was given an overall rating of 925 out of 1,000 and 872 out of 1,000 by the residents and their families and friends respectively. Both scores were above the national averages of 893 for the residents’ survey and 852 for the family and friends’ survey.
The survey results come as Ipsos MORI publishes a poll which showed that Britons perceive care much more negatively than the residents living in care homes.
Only 26% of Britons thought care homes were a happy place to live while 94% of residents said they were happy living at Willow Gardens.
There was also a mismatch between public perception of how staff treated residents compared with the older people’s actual experiences: only 45% of Britons thought care home residents were treated with dignity and respect when, in fact, all of the residents living at Willow Gardens said carers treated them with kindness, dignity and respect.
Angela McCormack, Manager of Willow Gardens, which is rated Good by regulator The Care Quality Commission, said: “Our residents have really positive experiences in our care home, as this independent survey shows. We’re proud to have been praised for our care.
“While we’re really pleased with our scores, the survey helps us further improve our services by giving us direct feedback from residents and their loved ones.
“Families can see at a glance which care homes are committed to raising standards by taking part in this survey.”
For more information on Anchor’s Willow Gardens phone 0800 731 2020.