West Yorkshire based Czajka Care Group has achieved an infection control rating of more than 98% at all five of its care homes, in recognition of its exceptional cleanliness and hygiene standards, after independent assessors put the homes through a rigorous testing process.
The report stated that infection prevention and control management is seen as an integral part of the overall business within each of the care homes, and that it is afforded high priority at Currergate Nursing Home in Steeton and Beanlands Nursing Home in Cross Hills, as well as at Fairmount Nursing Home, Brookfield Care Home and Staveley Birk Leas Nursing Home, which are all in Nab Wood near Shipley.
Konrad Czajka, Managing Director of Czajka Care Group, says: “Managing infection controls is a hugely important part of what we do. As a family run business, we set very high standards for ourselves, but it’s essential to have external assessors carry out independent tests. The people we look after have a variety of health and care needs, and ensuring that we operate in a clean, hygienic and safe environment is a top priority for us.”
The assessors looked at everything from general management, staff health and training, to the guidelines and policies that Czajka has in place. Examining all of the communal and private rooms, bathrooms and visitor toilets, the inspectors also assessed the laundry and linen management, food hygiene, waste management and the handling and disposal of sharp objects. All of the residential equipment was also put through its paces, and the majority of everything tested and observed at the five homes received a 100% rating.
Konrad adds: “Other recent awards include the prestigious Investors in People Accreditation, which recognises the enhanced standards of service our residents receive, and the five star Food Hygiene Rating Scheme Certificate which all five of our homes, and the Clubhouse at Fairmount Park, have achieved. All five of our homes have also been awarded the prestigious Gold Standard Framework Accreditation Quality Hallmark Award. We are very proud of all of these accolades which are a tribute to our entire team who work incredibly hard to achieve such high standards day in, day out.”