The accreditation is a quality assurance programme that identifies the behaviours, cultures and specialist services required for a care home to specialise in caring for people living with Huntington’s disease.
Kavanagh Place, which supports up to adults living with complex care and health needs, has been awarded the HDA Quality Assured tick after going through a rigorous process to meet the stands to pass the accreditation.
The judging process saw HDA officials and an independent assessor spend time at the home. Colleagues at the home, families and service users were also interviewed.
Kiri Houghton, Home Manager at Kavanagh Place, which is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Kavanagh Place is Quality Assured by the Huntington’s Disease Association.
“Our staff have many years’ experience of caring for individuals with Huntington’s disease, and at Kavanagh Place, we’ve been doing this for over ten years.
“Our team is committed to providing the highest quality of care for our service users who are living with the disease, and supporting their families.
“We’re extremely proud to have a regular and consistent staff team whose hard work and dedication have made it possible to obtain this fantastic recognition.
“The Quality Assured tick is a testament to the dedication and hard work of the outstanding team we have here at Kavanagh Place.”
The judging panel shared that Kavanagh Place demonstrated excellent care for people with Huntington's disease.
Helen Santini, Team Leader - Advisory Service and Specialist Advisor at the Huntington's Disease Association, said: "We are delighted that Kavanagh Place is the latest care home to receive Quality Assured accredited status from the Huntington's Disease Association.
“The evidence appeared clear that Kavanagh Place solidly and consistently met all standards. It was impressive to see what was happening across all the areas of care that were considered.
“Residents at Kavanagh Place were supported by knowledgeable staff who were clearly going the extra mile to support people with Huntington's disease and we congratulate them on their accreditation!"
The Quality Assured accreditation demonstrates the care home’s commitment to caring for people with Huntington’s disease and is a mark of reassurance to help the Huntington's community when choosing a care facility.
About Kavanagh Place care home in Kirkdale, Liverpool
Kavanagh Place is an Exemplar Health Care specialist care home that supports adults living with complex and high acuity needs.
The home has four small units which specialise in supporting adults living with neuro-disabilities including Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s, complex physical disabilities and mental health needs.