For the sixth year running Brunelcare’s Deerhurst care home has been recognised by Dementia Care Matter’s Butterfly Accreditation scheme; and has been rated as a ‘Level 1’ Butterfly Home, the highest rating, for the third year running!

A ‘Butterfly Home’ proves quality of life matters.

Lesley Hobbs, Manager of Deerhurst care home says:

“We are incredibly proud of achieving this recognition and I feel that it emphasises one very important thing about our care - that we can offer a great family life for everyone connected to us.”

Ingrid and Anna Skeels, daughters of someone being cared for at Deerhurst, when asked how they feel about the home and its team, said:

“We were so nervous about moving Dad into a dementia care home, but we needn’t have worried with Deerhurst care home.  Every day the care home team gives our Dad interest, activity, friendliness, connection, warmth and, more importantly, understanding of who he is. 

As well as wonderful physical care.

In fact we are so happy because this has become his ‘home’ in the true sense of the word for the next stage in his life.” 

David Sheard, Founder of Dementia Care Matters, comments:

 “The Dementia Care Matters Level 1 rating is very rare as there are only 17 Level 1 homes across the five countries we are now working in.”

Peter Bewert CEO, Dementia Care Matters commends Deerhurst for its unwavering commitment to quality of life in dementia care, stating:

 “Maintaining momentum matters in dementia care. Achieving sustainability is important for those who have already been working incredibly hard to improve people’s quality of life and Deerhurst has consistently demonstrated over six years that it is sustaining this.”

Press coverage:

Bristol Live (website), 17 January 2019

The Carer (web news), 14 January 2019

Care Choices (web news), 14 January 2019

National Care Forum (website), 14 January 2019

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