ROYLEY House residential care home in Royton has improved from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’ after its latest CQC inspection.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) gave the rating after a recent visit when significant improvements to the safety of the service and how it is led were noted.
The modern 41-bed home provides residential care to people aged 65 and over as well as individuals living with dementia and age related difficulties.
Following new management being introduced, the provision and standard of care delivered has seen a dramatic positive transformation.
The experienced team now in place has worked closely with CQC and the local authority to make consistent improvements, developing a person-centred approach to personal care with focus on the safety and wellbeing of residents.
The two-storey home has also recently seen a series of significant improvements to its decor, furnishings and the equipment available to residents.
Considerable investment has been made to improve communal spaces, accessible washing facilities and private bedrooms, all with the comfort and safety of both staff and the people they care for in mind.
Rochcare, the company who run Royley House, has expressed its delight with the new rating from CQC.
Company Director Athar Mahmood said: “It’s a great comfort to see the hard work by the team at Royley House and management recognised in this way by CQC.
“Our aim is to establish the home as a positive asset to this tightly knit community. This rating is a significant leap towards reaching this goal and we’re confident we can continue to make further improvements.”
The report detailed that “relatives spoke positively about the home and told us they would recommend it”.
“Medicines were managed safely. Improvements had been made in staff knowledge, understanding and use of the electronic medicines system.
“The provider carried out recruitment checks to make sure staff were suitable to support and care for vulnerable people and there were enough staff to care for people safely who had received training in safeguarding adults and knew how to recognise and report abuse or neglect.”
The report also looked at the home’s reaction to COVID-19 and other infection outbreaks and concluded that “infection control practices were in place and the home was clean and well maintained”.
The full report and more details about Royley House Care Home can be found online: rochcare.com/care-home/royley-house/