Drovers House was rated as ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission in a report published on Friday (June 30). The specialist dementia care home on Drover Close was praised for having ‘people at the heart of the service’, as well as its use of technology, after an unannounced inspection in April.
Drovers House opened in September 2013 and is a purpose-built specialist dementia care home, which provides up to 75 places for older people and people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The CQC report said ‘people were at the heart of the service’ at the home and that they… were encouraged to maintain their preferred and familiar routines and habits’. It also stated: “People were supported to maintain and improve their self-esteem by pursuing their individual interests by running and attending in-house clubs and events and celebrations, with days out in the local community.”
GHM Care supplies WCS Care Homes with a range of integrated telephone systems, care home WiFi, integrated nurse call and the delivery of care apps direct to smartphones and devices.
When it came to assessing the technology, CQC report said: “The provider was innovative and creative and constantly strived to improve the quality of people’s lives. The provider had researched and reflected on how an internationally recognised provider of excellence in dementia care provided care. They had implemented technological systems that promoted undisturbed sleep, ensured staff and management had access to the most up-to-date information at the press of a button and enabled relatives to be fully informed and involved in their relations’ care. People benefited from the technology because staff had more time to care for them.”
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