Staffordshire care home to close


Loudon House Care Home in Ashby is to close after receiving its third damning inspection in three years.

The home in Ridgway Road, which is owned by Rushcliffe Care Limited, was rated ‘requires improvement,’ last month by the CQC.

A spokesman for Loudoun House Care Home told the Burton Mail: “We have taken a very serious view of the increasing demands of our elderly clientele, alongside the underfunding of placements over the last few years. We have, reluctantly, decided that it is not viable for Loudoun House to remain a residential home due to underfunding of care, so we have decided to close this home.

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“We will be retraining/transferring staff where we are able after Christmas. We are now working with our residents, relatives and commissioners to source our residents alternative placements and we are hopeful closing this home will not affect our staff; who will be given alternative posts when the home closes. We will be closing Loudoun House in the new year.”

During the last inspection one resident one resident was found eating ice cream and custard with their hands and another waited more than 15 minutes to use the toilet after asking for assistance three times. Inspectors also found the home to have a shortage of staff.

The CQC inspector rated the care home ‘requires improvement’ in all areas except effectiveness, where it was rated ‘good’. To read the report click here.

Last year, the care home received ‘requires improvement’ and in 2014, the care home failed to meet standards in every area.

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