A formal Improvement Notice has been issued to brighterkind’s Garioch care home in Aberdeen after an inspection by the Care Inspectorate raised “serious concerns”.
The notice lists three areas requiring urgent improvement, which include better access to toilet and bathing facilities for residents and staff training.
A spokesperson for the Care Inspectorate said: “The Improvement Notice we have issued clearly lays out the improvements we must see so that the care provided to residents improves quickly.
“We will visit this care home again soon to check on progress and if we are not satisfied that the matters raised are being addressed urgently we will not hesitate to take further action.
“Everyone in Scotland has the right to safe, compassionate care which meets their needs and respects their rights.”
A brighterkind spokesperson said: “Following an inspection we have received feedback from the Care Inspectorate mostly relating to the home environment. We have made significant investment to improve and enhance areas of the home in recent years and always intended to do more.
“We have been in frequent contact with the CI since the inspection and we will be meeting with them again within days to discuss our proposed plan of refurbishment and improvement works. We are already providing refresher and enhanced staff training. Although all of the required notifications were made to the CI we have reinforced to staff the need for this to happen more promptly.”
The improvement notice is available at: http://bit.ly/gariochimprovementnotice