Hawthorns wins praise from CQC - The Evesham Observer

Hawthorns wins praise from CQC

Evesham Editorial 15th Apr, 2019   0

AN EVESHAM care home which supports almost 50 people with dementia or acquired brain injuries has been praised by Care Quality Commission (CQC) chiefs or delivering an ‘extremely well-led and caring service’.

The Hawthorns care home scooped an ‘outstanding’ rating by the CQC, the highest grade awarded by the independent regulator after inspectors praised the friendly and comfortable atmosphere at the Church Street venue.

A high level of training of staff was also recognised by inspectors in a report which said residents and relatives were placed ‘at the heart of the service’.

The commendation comes months after the home’s manager Mary Tasker received the University of Worcester’s Hennell Award, which recognised her contribution towards providing person-centred dementia care.

In 2017, the Hawthorns was recognised for leading the way in dementia care after introducing a piece of technology known as a ‘magic table’.

The table uses interactive games to connect people in the mid to late stages of dementia with each other and with their surroundings, all the while stimulating movement.

Last year one of the nurses working at the Hawthorns, Louisa Bayliss, was so inspired by her experiences she wrote and recorded a song called ‘Love me as I am’, which touched on the difficulty of living with dementia and how relatives and carers are affected by it.

“I can’t express how proud we are to have received this commendation from the CQC.

“The report is a culmination of all of the hard work our team has put in to make the Hawthorns a standard-bearer in dementia care,” Ms Tasker said,

“Without the diligent work of our staff, this recommendation would never have happened, so I’d like to thank each and every one of our team for what they have achieved.”

Visit www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-679624190 to view the report.

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