19 November 2018
Thameside care home praised by care regulator
Thameside care home in West Molesey has been classed as Good in all areas by regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Staff at Anchor’s Thameside on Beldham Gardens were celebrating this week after receiving the accolade.
The home, which cares for up to 61 residents, was praised by the CQC in the recent inspection which took place on 17 October 2018. Care homes are now classed as either outstanding, good, requiring improvement or inadequate.
Home Manager Gary Baker said everyone at the home was thrilled because they had worked so hard to maintain high standards of care.
He said: “We have worked hard to make Thameside 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 Thameside: One resident said, "I feel safe here, everything's secure". One person commented, "All our needs are met. I'm sure I was asked questions about what I liked."
A relative said, "The staff here are so friendly, more like family. They are all very, very patient and provide lovely care".
For more information on Thameside care home, please call on 0800 085 4280.