“Inadequate” Preston care home closes its doors

Photo Ian Robinson'Aadams Residential Care Home Limited on Peel Hall Street in Deepdale
Photo Ian Robinson'Aadams Residential Care Home Limited on Peel Hall Street in Deepdale
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A residential care home has closed after inspectors from the Care Quality Commission found its services “inadequate.”

The Aadams Residential Care Home in Deepdale, Preston was visited by inspectors from the health watchdog in January this year where they found a number of breaches of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010.

Less than a month after their visit, the care home, that was register to home 33 residents, closed on February 9.

A statement from the CQC read: “Whilst we were giving feedback on our inspection to the service provider and registered manager, the service provider announced that he had made the decision to close the care home.

“He said that taking into account all the breaches that had been identified, and after reviewing the service’s financial position, he believed that a planned closure of the home was in the best interests of the people living at the home.”

During the inspection officials found that staff levels frequently dropped below the accepted minimum due to staff sickness, and although the home had two washing machines only one worked, which frequently added delays to the time taken to wash soiled clothing.

As a result, soiled clothing was found to be left for long periods of time in the laundry room area.

A spokesperson from Lancashire County Council said:

“We acted quickly to support residents at the Aadams and their families as soon as we were given notice the care home was to close.

“We held meetings with families and local NHS organisations to ensure their health and social care needs were being met.

“We allocated each person a social worker and helped to relocate them as quickly as possible.”