‘Poorly managed’ home placed in special measures

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Amicus Care Home Limited in Strood, Kent has been rated ‘inadequate’ and placed in special measures following a series of inspections in August.

The home, which provides accommodation and personal care for up to 18 people with some living with dementia, was found to be inadequate for being safe, effective, responsive and well-led, and ‘requires improvement’ for caring.

Debbie Ivanova, deputy chief inspector of adult social care, said: “From the poor standards of care identified on our inspection and the lack of effective leadership of the service we had no choice other than to take action.

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“Our priority is to ensure the safety and welfare of people receiving services at all times and it is unacceptable that the provider had not taken proper steps to ensure residents safety or to provide people living at the home with care that meets their needs. We are also considering what further enforcement maybe appropriate to the breaches in regulation we found at Amicus Care Home Limited.”

Inspectors found medicines had not been administered effectively, stored or recorded effectively and the provider did not always follow safe recruitment practice.

Fire escapes were not suitable with one blocked by laundry and people did not always receive food and drink in a safe way.

To read the full report, click here.

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