A care home that was forced to take urgent action after a damning report from health bosses has now been given a clean bill of health.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) visited the Preston Glades Care Home earlier this year and said the home fell below expected standards in all but one of the inspection areas.
A follow up inspection found improvements had been made but more needed to be done. Now a report published this month has recognised that the home is up to standard.
The CQC visited the home in Miller Road, Ribbleton, Preston, in September and published their report on October 12. It was assessed in three areas it met the expected standards in all of the three areas.
The watchdog said: “We found during this inspection, that the home had taken action to make the required improvements. Overall, we found medicines were handled safely. We found that people were provided with safe and effective care and that the provider had suitable arrangements to monitor quality and identify risks.”
A spokesman for Four Seasons, who runs the home, said: “We are delighted that the latest CQC report acknowledges that Preston Glades is meeting all of their required criteria. Since our last inspection in February we have worked with the Local Authority to implement the CQC’s recommended improvements as speedily as possible.
“These improvements related to record keeping and documentation rather than care delivered to residents and overall the inspectors acknowledged that residents spoke highly of staff and managers. Our priority is to ensure the wellbeing and appropriate care of our residents and we will continue to deliver a high quality service.