Thursday, May 23, 2019
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A Skye care home maintains "very high standards" according to a report from the Care Inspectorate.

The NHS Highland run care home, An Acarsaid, was the location for an unannounced visit on 24 February 2017.  The Broadford care home was inspected by the care services regulator on two categories: Care and Support and Management and Leadership.

The ten-bed residential home received grade 5 – very good - scores for both, matching the grades awarded at the last visit by the Care Inspectorate on 1st February 2016.

One comment from a service user highlighted in the report stated: “The staff are 100 per cent in here. They underrate how good they are.”

Care home manager, Catherine Smith, said: “Our staff team work very hard to keep our standards up, and are delighted with the grades received.”

Kate Earnshaw, NHS Highland’s area manager for Skye, Lochalsh and South West Ross, said: “I, too, am delighted that the home has achieved such high standards. The dedication and commitment by everyone is fantastic and is clearly shown in the results maintained on this inspection.”

There was only one requirement made. This stipulated that the service provider must ensure that a full written dependency assessment for each service user is carried out, taking into consideration their physical, mental and social care needs. The requirement must be put in place by 31st May 2017.

The full report can be found on the Care Inspectorate website: www.careinspectorate.com

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