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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Argyll care home told to make urgent improvements following inspection

Written by The Editorial Team

A care home for older people near Oban has been told to make urgent improvements in the care provided to vulnerable residents.

The Care Inspectorate has served a formal Improvement Notice on Lynn of Lorne Care Home following an inspection which raised serious concerns.

The notice lists six areas which require urgent improvement, including:

  • Supporting people to maintain a standard of hygiene and personal appearance that is acceptable to them;
  • Staff knowledge and practice around how to treat pressure ulcers and;
  • Ensuring there is a record of the level of assistance required by each service user to allow them to move safely, together with a record of any specialist equipment that may be required.

The management have also been asked to demonstrate that there is a system in place to assess, monitor and manage nutrition for people. They must also demonstrate to Inspectors that there are effect systems in place to monitor the quality of the care provided, focused on improving outcomes for people.

A spokesperson for the Care Inspectorate said: “The Improvement Notice we have served clearly lays out the changes we need to see so that the care provided to residents improves quickly.

“We will visit this care home again soon to check on progress and if we are not satisfied that the matters raised are being addressed urgently we will not hesitate to take further action."
The improvement notice is available here:

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