Staff at a care home in Patna have been described as "exceptional" following a recent visit from the Care Inspectorate.

Burnfoot Care Home is registered to provide care, including nursing, for a maximum of 48 older people, including 15 places for people with mental health issues.

Inspectors took part in an unannounced visit earlier this month, and spoke with residents' family and friends, as well as staff and management at the home.

Overall, the report graded the home as 'Very Good', with staff, leadership and support for people all receiving high marks.

During the visit, an external professional said: "I have been extremely impressed. The staff are exceptional, and it is evident that they genuinely care about their residents and want to offer them a good quality of life."

The report added that people were supported to be emotionally resilient and have a strong sense of their own identity and wellbeing.

Family members also sang the praises of the home, with one person saying, "My wife is well looked after, I have no complaints. I am kept up to date with any changes."

Another person told inspectors: "I'm very happy with the care Dad gets, he's very happy and so well looked after"

"The relief we feel knowing he's safe and well is night and day."

A small area for improvement was highlighted in the otherwise glowing report.

It said: "The provider should review the mealtime experience for people living in the service.

"This should include regular observations of practice. Quality assurance processes for people's mealtime experience should be based on good practice for mealtimes in dementia care.

"The aims of the review should include minimising distraction - maximising choice for people with limited communication skills - establishing clear, familiar, recognisable routines."