Updated: Friday, 24th November 2017 @ 8:08am

Success for Bolton residential home as improvements in care gain thumbs up only five months after poor inspection

Success for Bolton residential home as improvements in care gain thumbs up only five months after poor inspection

By Ben Butler

A Bolton residential home which was slammed for its poor performance in May has turned it all around in only five months to gain an approval rating.

Following an October report by the Care Quality Commission, the health and social care regulator judged Grange Lea Residential Home to have met standards in three out five key care areas, after only one target had been met in the May inspection.

Residents were found to be treated with respect, standards of care, treatment and support matching people’s needs and standards of staffing were also deemed to have been met, according to the findings of the report.

The CCQ report read: “We found the people who used the service looked clean and well cared for and people we spoke with told us they were well looked after. We found care plans were person centred.

“We found the service had an on-going audit programme to monitor the quality of the service and records of these audits were available to view at the inspection."

However, the report said residents were still not protected from the risks of unsafe or inappropriate care and treatment. Medication for one person who used the service had not been given for a prolonged period of time and that some staff had a lack of understanding regarding medication when asked.

The recent inspection was carried out to see if the recent improvements required had been put into place.

The residential home declined to comment.

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