A LANCASHIRE care home which was blasted by a health watchdog over a catalogue of errors has received a positive follow up report.
As reported by the Evening Post, an inspection carried out by the Care Quality Commission on Lostock Lodge residential care home in May uncovered a series of failings.
Examples of errors included: concerns that residents were dressed in other people’s clothes and underwear, a room smelt ‘very foul and was unpleasant and poor management of medicines.
However a follow up unannounced inspection by the CQC at the lodge on Wateringpool Lane in Lostock Hall has found compliance in all outcomes reviewed.
The report said: “We found compliance was achieved in ensuring people were respected and involved in determining the service they wanted and needed.
“People received the level and quality of person-centred support they required to meet their individual needs.
“Their physical, social and health care was promoted. We found that staff spoke to people respectfully, communicated well and appropriately. We also found improvements had been made with particular attention to the management of known risk.”
“People who may be at risk of pressure ulcers, falls, or may not eat enough were identified properly and their health and well being was protected.
“We found medication was managed in a safe way. People lived in a pleasant well maintained environment that was found to be very clean and hygienic.
“We found the use of communal rooms had changed to make a more pleasant and congenial atmosphere in the home.”
It added: “We found there was evidence of a continuous improvement strategy in place. A new manager had been appointed and there were significant improvements in all essential standards of quality and safety in relation to the running of the home, the environment, staffing, service users’ welfare, and management.”
Peter Hannah, director at the home, said: “They were really pleased with us it wasn’t just that we are compliant it is that we have really turned things around. Lostock Lodge in years gone by had a very good reputation in the area and sadly we had lost that. Now we are on the way to bringing that back up again.”
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