Milton Keynes South MP, Iain Stewart, says it is vitally important to “dismiss the negativity surrounding care homes” during a visit on National Care Home Open Day.
Mr Stewart, who visited both Kents Hill Care Home and Ashby House Care Home in Eaglestone on June 20, said, “Sadly, care homes often don’t get the praise they deserve.
“Every now and again a failing home will be found out and rightly so there are serious questions asked. However, it is very important we don’t put a negative label on the majority of Care Homes that do fantastic work.”
“Both Kents Hill and Ashby House are very good homes. The staff and residents get on well and certainly seemed to be enjoying themselves during the open day.
“Although it is right we have a serious look at failing care homes, we should also praise those doing good, important and often specialised work.”
National Care Home Open Day was created to offer the opportunity for members of the public to find out more about their local care home and see for themselves what good care can look like.
Carolyn Paterson, Manager of Kents Hill Care Home, said: “We had a great open day. I always welcome members of the public to come in for a tea and look around.
“It is important for us to engage with the local community and show what work we are doing here. The residents had a brilliant time and were delighted to meet Iain.”