Resident left unwashed for five months


A care home has been placed in Special Measures after inspectors found a resident had not been washed in five months.

Carson House Care Centre in Stalybridge, Greater Manchester was rated Inadequate by the CQC following a series of inspections in January.

The CQC said: “During the inspection we looked at a sample of people’s care files and found one person had not been regularly hoisted out of bed as per their risk assessment.

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“The person had been living at the home since August 2016 and had a plan in place to regularly hoist them out of bed for bathing and also so they could sit out of bed for two hours per day.

“On review of this person’s care documentation and from speaking to staff and family, we ascertained this person had not regularly been hoisted out of bed and had not been hoisted for a bath or shower since their admission in August 2016.

Inspectors were told that there was no appropriate equipment to safely bathe or shower the resident.

The home was rated Inadequate for being Safe, Effective, Responsive and Well-led, and Requires Improvement for being Caring.

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