A STROUD care home has received a 'good' rating from the national care watchdog.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC), the regulator for health and social care, gave Scarlet House, on Westward Road, an overall ‘good’ rating in its report, following an unannounced inspection.

It was noted in the report that Scarlet House had a wide range of activities on offer to suit the residents’ needs. The programme, created by the home’s lifestyle lead and dementia champion, includes up to four activities a day, as well as one-on-one time for residents who preferred to stay in their room, all designed to promote independence. Life story books are also used to identify residents’ interests and careers and further tailor the activities on offer.

Inspectors were impressed with the home’s ‘resident of the day’ initiative, which gave every resident and their families an opportunity to share feedback and discuss potential changes to their loved ones’ care plan.

The report also highlighted the home’s strong relationships with local healthcare professionals, including regular meetings, helping to promote high standards of care.

Sharon Morgan, home manager at Scarlet House, said: “Everyone at Scarlet House works hard to provide the highest possible standards of care to all residents and their families in a warm, comfortable environment, so I’m proud we received a ‘Good’ CQC rating.

“Every resident is unique – so why should their care plan be any different? We pride ourselves in the high-quality tailored care we provide, enabling residents to lead fulfilling lives in a warm, peaceful environment that has been designed to promote independence and support those who live at the home.

“I would like to say a big thank you to everyone at Scarlet House for their dedication, which I know is also greatly appreciated by residents and their families. They are what makes our care home a home for so many residents, and I’m grateful for everything they do on a daily basis.”

To assess service standards at Scarlet House, the CQC inspectors spoke with team members, residents, and their visiting relatives on the day of the inspection. They also reviewed the records and procedures already in place at the care home.