Three standards not met at Clitheroe care home

The Clitheroe

The Clitheroe

First published in News

CONCERNS have been raised about a care home in Clitheroe which has failed to meet three essential standards after an insp-ection by a health wat-chdog.

The Care Quality Comm-ission found several short-comings around the ‘care and welfare’ of residents at The Clitheroe, in Eshton Terrace, with one resident claiming new staff ‘didn't have a clue’ about their needs.

The regulator, which had received information from an anonymous source prior to the visit, said: “We found there were gaps in the (care) records and a lack of directions for staff to deliver care in response to people’s needs.

“One person had a specific medical diagnosis, but there were no guid-elines on monitoring the signs and symptoms.”

“Another person requ-ired support and guidance with their anxiety and forgetfulness, but there were no written protocols to respond to these needs.

“This meant there was a risk. The delivery of care may not properly meet people’s needs.”

The inspectors also noted that a resident had a ‘do not attempt resuscitation’ form in their care records, which had been completed and signed by a hospital clinician about 18 months ago. They said there was ‘no information to show the person or their relatives had been consulted on this directive’.

The regulator looked at five separate measures during the visit, and the 23-bed home also fell short on ‘medicines management’ and ‘assessing and mon-itoring the quality of service provision’.

The home is run by Prime Care Homes Limited.

No one was available to comment yesterday at the care home.

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6:31pm Fri 4 Jul 14

zabby says...

Another one is this now the norm
Another one is this now the norm zabby
  • Score: 1

6:35pm Fri 4 Jul 14

zabby says...

Close it down ,take owners to court ,neglect and abuse seems to be happening every day all over the country in these private so called care homes,jailing a few owners might stop this abuse happening in future
Close it down ,take owners to court ,neglect and abuse seems to be happening every day all over the country in these private so called care homes,jailing a few owners might stop this abuse happening in future zabby
  • Score: 6

11:18pm Fri 4 Jul 14

blackburne67 says...

Its not happening all of the time everywhere its just nobody gets to hear about the majority of excellent care & excellent staff & excellent homes the majority of the time in most places up & down the country because unfortunately it doesn't sell newspapers or headline news! Quite often residents/patients are safer in residential, nursing homes or hsp's due to more people being about/regulations & its more difficult to be aware of abuse going on in the very few peoples own private dwellings,because most people are decent & kind!! :)
Its not happening all of the time everywhere its just nobody gets to hear about the majority of excellent care & excellent staff & excellent homes the majority of the time in most places up & down the country because unfortunately it doesn't sell newspapers or headline news! Quite often residents/patients are safer in residential, nursing homes or hsp's due to more people being about/regulations & its more difficult to be aware of abuse going on in the very few peoples own private dwellings,because most people are decent & kind!! :) blackburne67
  • Score: -2

11:29pm Fri 4 Jul 14

blackburne67 says...

Its not happening all of the time everywhere its just nobody gets to hear about the majority of excellent care & excellent staff & excellent homes the majority of the time in most places up & down the country because unfortunately it doesn't sell newspapers or headline news! Quite often residents/patients are safer in residential, nursing homes or hsp's due to more people being about/regulations & its more difficult to be aware of abuse going on in the very few peoples own private dwellings,because most people are decent & kind!! Also it can be a difficult thing to detect because abusers don't exactly shout about their behaviour or mistreatment of people as it tends to be done behind closed doors :( With the best will in the world unfortunately we are never going to be able to stopt it all together.We can only all do our best by being aware of possible signs, being vigilant, reporting what we suspect or witness & let the professionals investigate the information given to them & to prevent this from happening as much as possible. :)
Its not happening all of the time everywhere its just nobody gets to hear about the majority of excellent care & excellent staff & excellent homes the majority of the time in most places up & down the country because unfortunately it doesn't sell newspapers or headline news! Quite often residents/patients are safer in residential, nursing homes or hsp's due to more people being about/regulations & its more difficult to be aware of abuse going on in the very few peoples own private dwellings,because most people are decent & kind!! Also it can be a difficult thing to detect because abusers don't exactly shout about their behaviour or mistreatment of people as it tends to be done behind closed doors :( With the best will in the world unfortunately we are never going to be able to stopt it all together.We can only all do our best by being aware of possible signs, being vigilant, reporting what we suspect or witness & let the professionals investigate the information given to them & to prevent this from happening as much as possible. :) blackburne67
  • Score: 0

3:01pm Sat 5 Jul 14

zabby says...

blackburne67 wrote:
Its not happening all of the time everywhere its just nobody gets to hear about the majority of excellent care & excellent staff & excellent homes the majority of the time in most places up & down the country because unfortunately it doesn't sell newspapers or headline news! Quite often residents/patients are safer in residential, nursing homes or hsp's due to more people being about/regulations & its more difficult to be aware of abuse going on in the very few peoples own private dwellings,because most people are decent & kind!! Also it can be a difficult thing to detect because abusers don't exactly shout about their behaviour or mistreatment of people as it tends to be done behind closed doors :( With the best will in the world unfortunately we are never going to be able to stopt it all together.We can only all do our best by being aware of possible signs, being vigilant, reporting what we suspect or witness & let the professionals investigate the information given to them & to prevent this from happening as much as possible. :)
Trust me abuse is widespread ,depends what you class as neglect and abuse,I would class understaffing as neglect,most private homes struggle with staffing homes adequately due to bad working conditions such as 13 hour nights for minimum wage,as for reporting bad practice my daughter did that and for that she was sacked for whistle blowing 9 years commitment to the care home meant nothing to them they swept everything under the carpet,the strange thing here is the people who were neglecting their duties only got warnings ,my daughter who brought things to light got shown the door
[quote][p][bold]blackburne67[/bold] wrote: Its not happening all of the time everywhere its just nobody gets to hear about the majority of excellent care & excellent staff & excellent homes the majority of the time in most places up & down the country because unfortunately it doesn't sell newspapers or headline news! Quite often residents/patients are safer in residential, nursing homes or hsp's due to more people being about/regulations & its more difficult to be aware of abuse going on in the very few peoples own private dwellings,because most people are decent & kind!! Also it can be a difficult thing to detect because abusers don't exactly shout about their behaviour or mistreatment of people as it tends to be done behind closed doors :( With the best will in the world unfortunately we are never going to be able to stopt it all together.We can only all do our best by being aware of possible signs, being vigilant, reporting what we suspect or witness & let the professionals investigate the information given to them & to prevent this from happening as much as possible. :)[/p][/quote]Trust me abuse is widespread ,depends what you class as neglect and abuse,I would class understaffing as neglect,most private homes struggle with staffing homes adequately due to bad working conditions such as 13 hour nights for minimum wage,as for reporting bad practice my daughter did that and for that she was sacked for whistle blowing 9 years commitment to the care home meant nothing to them they swept everything under the carpet,the strange thing here is the people who were neglecting their duties only got warnings ,my daughter who brought things to light got shown the door zabby
  • Score: 7

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