Healthcare Homes celebrate good result for Bristol care home

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A nursing care home in Bristol that supports individuals who live with dementia has achieved an across-the-board rating of ‘Good’, following its latest inspection by the healthcare regulator, CQC.

Avon Lodge Care Home in Kingswood caters for elder residents, those with dementia needs, and for young adults.

Part of the Healthcare Homes Group, the home was inspected in a formal unannounced visit in the late summer, and was notified this week that it had achieved its ‘Good’ rating for all of the five assessed categories.  This includes whether the home is safe, effective, caring, responsive, and well led.

Inspectors noted that residents viewed staff as friendly and caring, that they enjoyed their food in the home, and that they received good access to specialist healthcare professionals wherever required.

Pam Arnsmeyer, Manager at Avon Lodge, said: “Confirmation of our overall Good rating is such wonderful news for all of us who work at the home, but also for our residents and their families.

“Everyone involved in Avon Lodge works incredibly hard to ensure we are providing a caring and safe environment for our residents, and that we are constantly listening to feedback.

“The CQC status is evidence that what we are doing is working, and that we are a good choice for families in the Bristol area to consider when looking for a care home for their loved ones.”

Privately owned and set within extensive grounds, Avon Lodge has 62 rooms and has a particular specialism in caring for those with dementia. It is one of 35 high quality care homes owned by the Healthcare Homes Group

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