Peregrine House in South Tottenham was recently awarded the overall rating of GOOD by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following an unannounced inspection, which is an exceptional achievement. The home received ‘good’ in each of the 5 scored categories. Peregrine House is a residential Gold Care Home, supporting people with dementia, mental health, physical disability, sensory impairment and the elderly.
The CQC recognised the efforts of the home in ensuring that each care plan is personalised beyond the physical care, but also with activities that would appeal to them and continual engagement in their own care to promote independence. Peregrine House is proactive in getting to know their residents to build strong relationships and safe environments – and it was noticed by the inspectors! They noted that “each person had a life story map…about their likes, dislikes, family, religion, culture, pets, important dates, hobbies, interests, previous occupation…[enabling] staff to get a better understanding of people’s backgrounds and personal needs.”
Manager of Peregrine House, Yvonne Smythe, commented on her home’s new green status – “we want to celebrate the transformation of Peregrine because our staff have worked incredibly hard to turn the home around. The last two years, Peregrine has been rated ‘requires improvement’ and it took a united team effort from all of those at Gold Care Homes to get us to where we are – green! Changing the physical environment and the way we work has been noticed by our residents and their family members who come to visit. The Clinical Commissioning Group and residents also played their part in helping us – we all have contributed to this success and happy home. I want to say a big thank you to everyone for their support, from Head Office, the community, housekeeping, ancillary, domestics and carers – everybody has made a difference.”
To celebrate this momentous occasion, the Peregrine team hosted their ‘Green Party’ to celebrate the payoff of their hard work and efforts which have transformed the home in the recent months. The Peregrine activities team adorned the home with green balloons and decorations to bring it to life and organised for an entertainer to come and sing in the home.
The party took place in the home yesterday afternoon, in the main lounge with fun and frolic for all the residents and staff, as well as members of the local community who have supported the home over recent years. The quality assurance nurse from Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Maritess attended the event, along with Councillor Sheila Peacock, the current Mayor of Haringey to enjoy the festivities and express their commendations. The afternoon celebrations were filled with music and dancing for residents, staff and networking members to enjoy; with a lavish food display available for all to enjoy with dishes from differing cultures to appease our culturally diverse residents, kindly prepared by the kitchen.
Sam Cheekoory, COO commented “I am elated to see the hard work of our team at Peregrine House paying off. We always want to support our homes in achieving their goals and enhancing the lives of our residents – it really is what’s inside that counts. Congratulations Peregrine.”
Hats off to the team at ‘Pere-green’ House!