PRAISE has been lavished on a Liden care home across the board in a new report released by the Government healthcare regulator.

Two inspectors from the Care Quality Commission visited Edgehill Care Home in Buttermere across October 20 and 21, leaving very impressed with what they found.

Across five areas in safety, effectiveness, care, responsiveness and leadership, the Agincare residential home was rated good.

The report said: “People told us they felt safe living at the home. Staff understood their responsibilities and the actions they needed to keep people safe from harm and abuse.

“Risks to people’s health and safety were identified and plans were in place to minimise these risks.

“Staff knew people well and supported them to with maintaining their independence.

“People and their relatives told us staff treated them or their relative with kindness and respected their privacy and dignity.

“People were supported to have sufficient to eat and drink to maintain good health. People told us they enjoyed the food and that there was always plenty available.

“People’s medicines were managed safely and they had access to health care services when required.

“The registered manager investigated complaints and concerns. People, their relatives and staff were supported and encouraged to share their views on the running of the home.

“Their views were taken into account in the planning of the service.

“Health and social care professionals spoke positively about the care and support people received and praised the management team.

“They said they found the staff and management team approachable and told us they sought advice and guidance where appropriate regarding people’s changes in care and support.

“The provider’s had quality monitoring systems in place. Accidents and incidents were investigated and discussed with staff and at team meetings to minimise the risks of reoccurrence.

“Arrangements were in place for keeping the home clean and hygienic and to ensure people were protected from the risk of infections.

“During our visit we observed that bedrooms, bathrooms and communal areas were clean and tidy and free from odours.”

In response to the findings, a spokesman for Edgehill said: “Edgehill Care Home has a very caring, experienced and committed staff team.

“Our aim is to provide a home from home for the people in our care ensuring they have the best care and feel supported, happy and safe.

“Following our recent CQC inspection with the overall rating being good, myself and the staff team are all extremely happy and proud of Edgehill Care Home.

“The outcome of the inspection confirms that Edgehill Care Home is a lovely home for people to reside in with great staff and residents.”

Denise Stevens is the home’s registered manager and leads care for 58 elderly residents.