Vida Hall, the first care home of Harrogate-based specialist dementia care provider Vida Healthcare, has secured a CQC Outstanding rating for the second time since its opening in 2013.

The residential care home which offers specialist accommodation and full-time care for people living with dementia joined the top four per cent of adult social care services following an inspection by industry regulators, the Care Quality Commission at the beginning of February.

The inspection highlighted the ‘exceptional dementia care’ received by residents and also the promotion of education-based practice which ‘fostered high quality, person-centred care’ throughout the service.

Care plans which incorporate the specialist knowledge of staff and needs of every resident, regular staff training, and careful planning of the care home environment to meet the specialist care needs of residents all contribute to Vida Hall’s success.

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James Rycroft, Managing Director at Vida Healthcare, commented: “The commitment of the team at Vida Hall, highlighted in the inspection report, is what makes our care homes outstanding. We look for kind, caring and compassionate people who value the work that we do and you can see that in the choice and control the residents have over their lives.

“We now have an ‘Outstanding’ rating for both our homes, Vida Hall and Vida Grange, and I’m looking forward to continuing this model which has proved to be such a success in our latest development, Vida Court, which is due to open in spring 2021.”

Bernadette Mossman, Healthcare Director at Vida Healthcare, added: “We’re always seeking feedback and advice, and proactively looking for innovative ways to drive improvement so it means a lot that our hard work has clearly paid off.

“While receiving an Outstanding rating by the CQC is a prestigious industry accolade, we measure our success through the wellbeing of our residents. We want to make sure we recognise people’s emotional and physical needs, and treat everyone as an individual no matter what stage of dementia they’re at.”

Wendy Korcu, Registered Home Manager at Vida Hall, said: “I’m so proud that Vida Hall has achieved outstanding. It’s an honour that my team has received the recognition they deserve for dedication, compassion and the skills they demonstrate every day.”