Care home is ‘good’ after safari holiday

Staff from Ashbourne Lodge Rest Home dressed up as air hostesses with residents pretending to be flying away on holiday
Staff from Ashbourne Lodge Rest Home dressed up as air hostesses with residents pretending to be flying away on holiday
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A care home which held a summer of unique holiday experiences for its residents has been praised by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Staff at Ashbourne Lodge Rest Home dressed as air stewards to ‘fly’ its residents to Africa before taking them to Knowsley Safari Park recently, were described in a report as “sensitive, respectful”, and “spent time talking and reassuring people in their care”.

Residents at the home, in Seventh Avenue, South Shore, were also due to be treated to a trip to the resort’s Winter Gardens for a traditional English tea, while flamenco dancers were set to visit their home for a Spanish event.

One of the home’s managers, Simay Adil, said: “These are holidays the residents spoke about wanting to go on in their lifetimes and didn’t, or went on and wanted 
to re-live.”

The CQC rated the home as ‘good’ – the same rating it got following its last visit in December 2015.