A residential care home in Amersham has received a rating of ‘good’ following a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

Pratt House, which is based on Quill Hall Lane and is run by Abbeyfield Society, were examined in January.

The previous CQC inspection, carried out in May 2021, had rated the home as ‘Requires improvement’, with improvement required in the assessment areas of ‘Safe’ and ‘Well-led’.

However, the report of this year’s inspection recognised the ‘person centred, safe care’ that Pratt House provided for its residents, and that it is ‘led by an experienced registered manager with good governance and effective communication systems established.’

The CQC found that measures had been taken to improve the service in the areas identified in 2021 as requiring improvement, and the home was therefore graded ‘Good’ across all six areas of its assessment, and ‘Good’ overall.

Care Home Manager, Alice Dunning, said: “Since our last inspection, we have been working to meet the improvements required by CQC.

"We are delighted that this has been recognised in our latest inspection, and that we have been shown to have taken measures that will ultimately enhance the quality of life of the people we care for.”

Pratt House, which provides residential and dementia care, was also found by the CQC to have generated a positive atmosphere, with good relationships between residents, their relatives and the staff.

"This is reflected in the home’s excellent score of 9.8 out of 10 on the website carehome.co.uk, demonstrating very high levels of customer satisfaction.

Abbeyfield Director of Care Operations, Jacqui McCann, added, “I am delighted that Pratt House has achieved a ‘Good’ rating in all key areas in the recent inspection.

“Abbeyfield has, over the last year, been working to improve quality across all our services and implemented a new quality framework to support our managers in driving up care standards. 

"Within this inspection report, it is clear that the leadership in the home is exceptional and that the residents really value the excellent care they are provided with.”