A CARE home near Knutsford has been rated as Cheshire's best by the families of its residents.

Care search and review website carehome.co.uk lists 243 care homes in the county and Tabley House Nursing Home has come out on top.

Comments from family members of its residents say 'there is an overwhelming feeling of friendship and camaraderie between the staff and residents' and 'Tabley House is a truly remarkable place - you walk in and are instantly met by the warmth and compassion of all'.

Karen Lynskey, Cygnet Social Care (which runs Tabley House) registered manager at the nursing home, said: “It is outstanding that the quality of the service we offer has been recognised.

“Each day, myself and all of my staff strive to make Tabley House the very best nursing home it can be for our residents and their loved ones.

"We want to create a home away from home and ensure there’s warmth all around – from the friendly welcome as residents arrive, to the nursing and care staff looking after every need, to the unique and elegant furnishings.

Knutsford Guardian: The nursing home held a party to celebrateThe nursing home held a party to celebrate (Image: Tabley House)

“Our qualified nursing and care staff aim to maintain and improve quality of life, involving family and friends and making sure personal choices are understood and respected.

"Tabley House firmly believe that everyone deserves dignity and respect as they approach the end of their life, providing compassionate and sensitive care.

"Seeing our hard work and commitment to quality be recognised makes me feel incredibly proud of the professional care we are delivering here at Tabley."

Tabley House, in Tabley Hill Lane, provides both long and short term nursing care for adults, including post-operative or convalescent care, and end of life care.

With a review score of 10/10 on the website, Tabley House has been praised by carers, family and friends of residents for providing the 'best possible care'.

Reviewers also noted the warm and welcoming atmosphere provided at the home by the team.

The review scores are based on reviews submitted in the last two years to show a true reflection of the recent experiences of family and friends.

To celebrate the achievement, the nursing home held a garden party for residents, staff, family and friends. During the party, presentations were made for two staff members in recognition of their long service at Tabley.

Joanne Mainwaring, activity co-ordinator, and Jayne Roberts, health care assistant, have worked at the home for 30 years and were presented with thank-you gifts  for their efforts over the years.

Karen added: “Both staff are very hard working with exceptional standards of care.

"They promote person centred care within their roles and enhance team work in promoting the best outcomes for the residents."