Care home for elderly ordered to make immediate improvements

A home for the elderly in Aberdeen has been told to make urgent improvements in the care experienced by residents.

The Care Inspectorate has served a formal improvement notice on Banks O’Dee care home after an inspection raised “serious concerns”.

The notice has outlined four areas where changes must be made, with a deadline of March 11 set by inspectors.

The care home has been ordered to ensure residents’ health, welfare and safety needs are met “appropriately and consistently”, including making sure there are sufficient numbers of competent and qualified staff present at all times.

Management must also make sure staff work together well, and that residents’ support needs, wishes and choices are respected.

The provider has also been told to ensure residents are able to maintain and develop interests and activities and exercise lifestyle choices.

The improvement notice adds that care must be planned in a way which sets out how residents’ health, welfare and safety needs will be met and reflects their wishes and choices.

A spokesman for the Care Inspectorate said: “The improvement notice we have issued clearly lays out the improvements we must see so that the care experienced by 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.”

The home has been contacted for comment.