Wokingham care home springs to a ‘good’ rating

Residents and care team at a Wokingham care home are thrilled after receiving a ‘good’ rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) at their last inspection.

Suffolk Lodge, run by Optalis, received a ‘requires improvement’ at a previous inspection and after making the necessary improvements and introducing an activities programme, the home received a ‘good’ rating from CQC.

To celebrate the rating, the home hosted afternoon tea and entertainment from their in-house choir, Tuneful – which is populated by the homes’ residents.

Wendy Luck, Optalis’ Suffolk Lodge registered manager, said: “We’re absolutely delighted with our inspection report.

“All of the staff work hard as a team to provide the best possible care for our residents, so we are really pleased to see that this is reflected in such a positive report and overall rating.

“We’ve been working on making the home bright and homely, and extensive work has been carried out to make the home even more dementia friendly. We aren’t complacent though, we have more improvements planned throughout the year.”

The CQC report said improvement had been made to some procedures since its previous inspection in 2017.

The home provides personal and nursing care for up to 40 people living with dementia and/or a physical disability.

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