Resident families “shocked” by home closure

Families of residents at a South London care home have expressed their shock at news it is to close by the end of the month.

Benedict House in Beckenham is shutting down after being found Inadequate by CQC inspectors, according to the Bromley Times.

The CQ C rated the home’s safety and leadership as Inadequate following an unannounced inspection on May 11 and 12.

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Inspectors identified a failure to update risk assessments, high nursing staff turnover and the absence of a registered manager.

The effectiveness and responsiveness of care at the home were found to require improvement, although staff were caring.

The report said: ““We found that action had not always been taken to support people where risks to them had been identified and that the provider’s systems for monitoring the quality of the service were not operating effectively,” the report states.

“The provider was consistently failing to operate effective systems to assess, monitor and improve the quality and safety of care to people using the service,” it adds.

 

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