Care home given all-clear by watchdog

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A CARE home that was warned to make immediate improvements by the Government watchdog has been given the all-clear.

The Archery-Bower suits at Abbey Care Village, in Scorton near Richmond was the subject of a damming report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) earlier this year for failing to meet certain standards.

But following the latest unannounced inspection, the care home was found to have made all the relevant improvements needed.

The care home, which treats up to 60 people with dementia, was criticised in a report earlier this year for failing to protect its residents from risks associated with unsafe use and management of medicines and vital medication had been allowed to run out of stock.

A follow-up inspection found the care home provider Lifestyle (Abbey Care) Ltd had rectified most of the issues.

Now CQC inspectors have been back to check on the outstanding issue of whether residents’ nutritional needs were being met.

The inspector found improvements had been made.

The report described how there had been changes to the menus, giving people the option of a cooked breakfast and two choices at each meal time.

There was also evidence that people’s nutritional needs had been assessed and regularly reviewed and that dieticians and speech and language therapists services had been brought in where needed.

Residents’ comments included: “It is nice to have good and different food, you feel better inside”, and “Food is lovely, beautiful, the teas have improved”.

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