A care home has been ordered to improve in a number of areas following an inspection by health chiefs.
Sherwood Court in Sherwood Way, Fulwood, has been ordered to take action in three of six inspection areas where they didn’t meet standards.
The nursing home cares for more than 60 people, some who are living with dementia.
The inspection found that cleanliness and infection control standards, record keeping standards and the standards relating to the care and welfare of people in the home were not being met.
The health watchdog recorded that the home did not ensure the appropriate standard of cleanliness and hygiene in relation to the premises and equipment in use at the home.
Concerns were also raised by inspectors about advice on reducing falls for a patient not being followed and in one case a resident was at risk of malnourishment after losing a lot of weight.
The inspector highlighted that in some cases care and support records did not reflect the resident’s condition and other risk assessments had not been updated.
The CQC’s report was published on August 16. A spokesman said: “We brought forward this scheduled inspection as a result of concerns raised and to follow up on areas of non compliance identified during our themed inspection of this service in October 2012.
“At this inspection we saw improvements in meeting nutritional needs and staffing. However we found continued non compliance with record keeping and non compliance with the care and welfare of people that use services.”
In a statement Barchester, the company which runs Sherwood Court, said: “At Sherwood Court care home the safety and wellbeing of residents is of the utmost importance. Following the recent inspection, we are continuing to work closely with the CQC and have submitted an action plan to them which clearly outlines the steps we are taking as an organisation to ensure improvements in our service are achieved and more importantly sustained going forward.
“We would like to reassure everyone of our commitment to those residing at Sherwood Court and to emphasise that their health and wellbeing is at the forefront of everything we do.”