FRIENDSHIP was the theme on Care Home Open Day when Rugby Care Centre opened its doors to the public – and Rugby’s MP helped staff celebrate being named one of the top 20 care homes in the West Midlands.
The home, which reopened under new ownership and management in 2015, was named in the top 20 by carehome.co.uk – ranking higher than around 740 other homes in the region.
Rugby MP Mark Pawsey paid a visit to present the certificate to manager Caroline Irvine – and take part in the national open day which this year focused on combating loneliness.
He said: “It was great to meet with staff at Rugby Care Centre to discuss the theme of friendship. This includes how care homes can work more closely with our local community to help end loneliness.
“I was very encouraged by the interactions I saw between staff and residents, where it was clear how much they do to help those living there.
“Caring for our aging population is a key challenge that we need to meet as a country and one of the best ways to achieve this is to share best practice among providers. Rugby Care Centre is a great example of how to offer individual but inclusive care.”
Jay Dodhia, Provider at Rugby Care Centre, said: “Our residents were delighted to welcome Mark into their home. They very much enjoyed playing bingo with him and were touched by his genuine interest in their lives.
“It was also a fantastic opportunity for us to not only show Mark the wonderful work that we have done, but also discuss the very significant challenges that are facing social care today.”