Seaforth House in Golspie received a glowing report from the Care Inspectorate in two of the new standards after an unannounced visit earlier this year.
A spot check, using the care home watchdog’s new scoring system, was completed on February 12, and showed the residential home continued to provide a high standard of quality care.
The visit saw the purpose-built 15-bed home receive two ‘very good’ grades 5s for the ‘How well do we support people’s wellbeing?’ and ‘How well is our care and support planned?’ standards.
This follows ‘very good’ grades in Quality of Care and Support and Quality of Management and Leadership categories during a previous visit by the independent regulator of social care and social work services in March 2018.
Lorraine Coe, NHS Highland district manager, said: “This is a fantastic achievement, and my sincere thanks are extended to the team at Seaforth for continuing to deliver care to such a high standard.”
Seaforth House manager Tina Mitchell, added: “I am very proud of our staff team at Seaforth House. The outcome of the unannounced visit reflects the dedication that all our staff take in their work and that all strive to ensure we have a happy home.
“Their interactions and good working relationships with our residents and their families ensure that our residents are supported in their choices and wishes and live their life to their full potential.”
According to the report the inspector spoke to five people who used the service during the inspection and all the feedback received was positive.