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Problems identified at Haslingden care home
3:40pm Wednesday 9th October 2013 in News
INSPECTORS identified various problems with the way a Haslingden care home kept records for its residents.
The Care Quality Commission said residents’ records at Turfcote Care Home with Nursing, in Helmshire Road, ‘did not accurately reflect their needs or the care and support being given, which could result in inappropriate care’.
The watchdog’s report added: “We looked at four people’s records, spoke with staff and people living in the home and observed staff practice.
“We found the records did not always reflect the care and support being given as there were a number of gaps in the way that information was recorded.
“For example, records showed that a number of people living in the home were unable to make decisions about their care for themselves, but records relating to their care were unclear about the reasons behind ‘best interest’ decisions taken by staff.
“We found records did not always reflect the equipment in use or the care and support being given to reduce any identified moving and handling risks or development of pressure sore risk.”
The inspectors, who visited the home on September 17, were told a full review of the information in residents’ care records had commenced.
The home was found to be meeting the other 15 essential standards.
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