Mawnan home for the elderly awarded gold standard for care by owners
1:00pm Tuesday 14th August 2012 in News
Scott House, a local supported home for the elderly in Mawnan Smith, has been awarded a 'Gold Standard' for its care, by the company that owns it.
The award was presented to the home by John Portman, assessor of quality for Abbeyfield Homes.
Purchased and converted 15 years ago by Marigold Scott, Scott House, a member of The South West Society, along with other Abbeyfield Homes, is today an independent home for eight senior citizens.
The emphasis of the home, run by housekeeper Paul Lewis and other staff, is to ensure that those living in the house have as much independence as each person would want.
The group of Abbeyfield Homes help the elderly keep their independence through the knowledge that help is available at all times should senior citizens need it, but that daily routines such as cooking, cleaning, shopping and maintenance are taken care of.
Housekeeper Paul Lewis, along with support from a team of staff, provide main meals to the elderly, whilst help also comes from local members of the community who provide regular activities and social support.
May's external inspection means that Falmouth's Scott House has now joined only 15 per cent of Abbeyfield Homes that have been awarded the Gold Standard. This recognises the high standard of care at the home.