4 March 2020
Borrage House care home praised by care regulator
A care home in Ripon has been classed as Good by regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Staff at Anchor’s Borrage House were celebrating this week after receiving the accolade.
The home, which cares for up to 40 residents, was praised by the CQC in the recent inspection which took place on 19th and 23rd December 2019. Care homes are now classed as either outstanding, good, requiring improvement or inadequate.
Manager Sarah Aitken said everyone at the home was thrilled because they had worked so hard to maintain high standards of care. She said: “We have worked hard to make Borrage House 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 Borrage House
One resident said, “It’s lovely here, so welcoming.”
A member of staff commented, "I love it. It's more than just a job."
One relative said, "We are very satisfied. I would give it 5-stars."
For more information on Borrage House care home, please visit their website or call on 0800 085 4317.