BOSSES at a South Derbyshire care home have insisted that ‘improvements have been made’ following the publication of a damning care report.
Inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) admonished Lorraines Residential Home, in School Street, Church Gresley, after it was found that it had not followed ‘best practice’ as an employee’s records indicated that there had been no risk assessment undertaken regarding a criminal conviction.
The report also showed that there had been errors when medication had been handed out meaning that people were not receiving that they had been prescribed.
A spokesman for the home said: “Since the report was issued, we have written back to the inspectors on how we have dealt with the problems and how we will make sure that it will not happen again.
“Everything is now in order and any problems were dealt with immediately.
“We have recently been visited and again and expect to get a clean bill of health.”
Inspectors swooped on the home in an unannounced visit.
A spokesman for the CQC said: “Errors in medication administration did not ensure that people received their medication as prescribed, which had the potential to adversely affect their health and well being.
“We have judged that this has a moderate impact on the people who use the service and have told the provider to take action.
“A lack of attention to detail regarding care practice did not ensure that people’s health and welfare needs were consistently met.
“Also procedures to safeguard people were inconsistently applied.
“In terms of recruitment procedures and criminal checks this meant that there was a potential for unsuitable people to be recruited.”
However, the care home was praised for its levels of cleanliness and infection control, supporting workers, monitoring quality of service and dealing with complaints.