Four Seasons to close failing care home

Four Seasons Health Care is to close a failing care home in Walsall after it was rated Inadequate by the CQC.

Hornegarth House Care Home, which provides nursing for up to 37 people, was placed in Special Measures by the CQC following an inspection in March.

Four Seasons said: “The plan to cease operating the home has not been arrived at easily, but we think it is unavoidable based on a combination of factors.

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“Our first consideration is the wellbeing and comfort of the people in our care and we have been concerned that the home has been well below the standards that we expect all of our homes to provide.

“There have been difficulties in recruiting and retaining staff with the right level of skills and aptitude and this has added to the challenges to bring about improvements.

“A further factor is that even with those issues resolved, the home would struggle to be financially viable in the medium term.”

Inspectors found the home, which had no registered manager in place, did not have enough staff to keep residents safe.

The CQC said people’s risks were not managed in a timely manner and medicines were not always administered as required.

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