Moorlands rate the Quality of Care at Moorlands amongst the best in national survey

Residents at Moorlands Nursing Home in Lightwater, Surrey are celebrating after performing strongly in a nationwide survey of care home residents and their family and friends. The results, launched by Ipsos MORI, show Moorlands was given an Overall Performance Rating (OPR) score of 97% by residents, and 90% by their family members and friends. This compares favourably to the national averages of 88% for residents, and 84% for their families and friends and last year’s residents’ score of 94%

Moorlands achieved scores of 97% for ‘Quality of Life’ and 98% for ‘Choice and Having a Say’, meaning the residents of Moorlands highly rate the standard of care they which was confirmed by their family and friends who rated the standards of care for ‘Quality of Life’ and ‘Choice and Having a Say’ with scores of 94% and 91% respectively.

Sally Lorch, Regional Manager for Moorlands, said: “It’s great that not just our residents, but their families and friends value the care they receive at Moorlands. All of our scores across the four themes are really positive, which shows that life for our residents is happy and fulfilling and is recognised by their loved ones. While we’re really pleased with our scores, we obviously want to get even better, and the survey helps us do that by giving us direct resident, family and friends feedback. Families can also see at a glance which care homes are committed to raising standards and being transparent as they take part in the survey. Every care home resident, and their family and friends, should be able to speak up about their care and this is what the Your Care Rating survey does – it gives them a voice.”

Moorlands is part of the award-winning Caring Homes family, currently celebrating 25 years in the care sector. Rated ‘Good’ Overall, by the Care Quality Commission, Moorlands provides the highest standard of residential and nursing care for up to 40 residents in a bright homely environment and offers trial stays, short stay, convalescent and long-term care and is rated 9.8/10 by residents and relatives on care review site;

Situated in a peaceful village location with strong community links, Moorlands was praised in its latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection report for providing a professional, caring and compassionate home for residents.

A resident told inspectors, “Without exception, everyone is cheerful, helpful and always smiling.” Another added, “I’m more than happy. I enjoy a chat with staff. They are very kind people, they have a very caring nature.” A relative added, “Staff are always here to help if you need them.

Now in its seventh year, the Your Care Rating survey is the country’s largest and most authoritative survey of care home residents and now of their families and friends as well. The nationwide survey gives residents and their families and friends a voice, putting their care at the heart of understanding more about how well care homes perform. 11,188 residents in 532 care homes across the UK responded to the Residents’ survey, which achieved a 42 per cent response rate. Meanwhile, 6,956 relatives and friends of residents living at 525 homes responded to the Family and Friends’ survey.

Each care home achieved an Overall Performance Rating and four statistically derived ‘theme’ scores (‘Staff and Care’, ‘Home Comforts’, ‘Choice and Having a Say’, and ‘Quality of Life’) based on residents’ responses to all questions in the survey. Care homes participating in the Family and Friends’ survey achieved a separate Overall Performance Rating and four theme scores (mirroring those of the Residents’ survey).

All of this year’s results for every care home surveyed are displayed on the Your Care Rating website ( The website also shows how homes that took part in the survey last year performed. All of this helps families and potential residents who are choosing a care home for a loved one by giving them vital information on what the current residents and their loved ones actually think of each home and the standard of care.

The survey was compiled by leading research company Ipsos MORI with input from the care home operators taking part, plus the National Care Forum and Care England. This means the survey is the most authoritative of its type, and is also the country’s largest, capturing more views of residents than any other.

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