MHA records 100 per cent ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ success rate
All Methodist Homes (MHA) retirement living schemes are now rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following an uprating of its The Fairways community in Chippenham.
The charity currently runs 70 retirement living schemes with 42 of them registered to provide personal care for residents should they need it.
“It is our aim to always provide quality care to our residents so we are delighted that all our retirement living schemes which provide care to residents have been judged to be meeting our aims,” said MHA operations director Dan Ryan.
“Throughout the pandemic, our fabulous care staff have been working hard to make sure standards haven’t slipped and this latest report from CQC confirms that. They can all feel justifiably proud of the care and support they provide to residents,” he added.
The CQC report into MHA The Fairways, a retirement living community where people live independently in their own home but have access to care when needed, says: ‘The service had good infection prevention systems in place. People and staff felt well supported and safe during the height of the pandemic and had access to the appropriate personal protective equipment required’.
Communal areas in the service had been closed and were due to reopen shortly in line with government regulations.
During this time, the registered manager had ensured some essential items including bread and milk were bought and available for people and offered shopping support where needed.
Scheme manager Barbara Lowe said: “I am delighted and proud that our hard work has not only meant that the care we provide at MHA The Fairways is officially rated as ‘Good’ but that it has helped MHA achieve its ambition of making sure all of its retirement living with care schemes meet this rating.”