RDB Star Rating was established in 1997 to develop an assessment system specifically to recognise 'quality' care homes and to drive up standards in the care sector. It was developed, after lengthy consultation with the broadest range of interested parties.
This partnership approach included key stakeholders from the
independent sector, the voluntary sector and the local authorities and
helped to break down some of the barriers which were prevalent in
the care sector at that time.
Based on the principles of best practice benchmarking, this assessment focuses exclusively on the outcomes of care and, thus, provides a real measure of the 'quality of life' for residents.
The benefits of the RDB Star Rating Assessment: