Four Orchard Care Homes in Leeds have been awarded “good” ratings by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care.
Nesfield Lodge, Middleton Park Lodge, Paisley Lodge and Lofthouse Grange & Lodge were given the ratings following scheduled inspections. The homes were assessed across five categories – safety, effectiveness, care, responsiveness and leadership, achieving “good”’ ratings across all criteria.
Offering residential dementia care and short-term respite care, the homes promote a person-centred approach to care that provides residents with independence, compassion and empathy and all play a vital role in their local communities.
One resident at Paisley Lodge said “The staff are kindness itself. They make this place what it is, a home, and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.” Relatives with family living at Nesfield Lodge confirmed “The carers are brilliant, they bend over backwards for residents and their families – it’s more like home, so welcoming and kind.”
Sarah Armitage, regional director at Orchard Care Homes, said: “I couldn’t be more proud of our Leeds homes for the hard work and commitment that they have put into achieving their Good CQC Ratings. Our focus now shifts to maintaining this Good standard and continuing to improve ourselves.”
Quality of care and invigorating best practice is at the forefront of Orchard Care Homes’ strategy and this latest CQC rating is testament to the group’s impressive record to provide the highest quality of care to its residents, with 71% of its homes now rated ‘Good’ and a 5* Food and Hygiene rating across all of Orchard Care Homes services.