Jarrow care home is praised by inspectors

Palmersdene care home, in Jarrow, has been classed as good by the Care Quality Commission.
Palmersdene care home, in Jarrow, has been classed as good by the Care Quality Commission.

Staff at a South Tyneside care home are celebrating after being given a thumbs-up from a regulating body.

Palmersdene in Grange Road, Jarrow, has been classed as ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We all know Palmersdene is a great care home but to be given such praise from the regulator is outstanding.

Maureen Kane, Palmersdene manager

The home, which is run by Anchor and cares for 40 residents, was praised by the CQC in the first wave of a series of robust inspections.

Care homes are now classed as either outstanding, good, requiring improvement or inadequate.

Palmersdene manager Maureen Kane said: “We all know Palmersdene is a great care home, but to be given such praise from the regulator is outstanding.

“We are proud of the care we provide, of the meals which are made from fresh seasonal ingredients and of the wide variety of meaningful activities enjoyed by our residents.

“Anchor has informed the Government’s dementia strategy, so we also know how to care for people living with the condition so they lead as fulfilling a life as possible.

“We welcome such rigorous inspections and clear ratings so older people and their families can see which homes are the best in the country.

“We’re so pleased to be classed as a good care home that we’re holding a party to celebrate this success.”

The report stated that staff were “always visible throughout the building” and that activities took place throughout the day.

The report also said the service was caring and that “care was provided with kindness and compassion”.