A care home has been ordered to improve for the third consecutive time after a watchdog found medicine and recruitment failings had put people ‘at risk of harm’. Richard House, in Cale Green, Stockport, has again been rated as ‘requires improvement’ following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
The Beech Road home, which provides care for up to 33 people aged over 65, was last found to be ‘good’ back in May 2017. The CQC’s most recent visit, at the end of March this year, found ‘multiple and repeated breaches of regulations’ despite previously being told it must do better in 2020 and 2018.
And while a recently published inspection report notes that people at the home were ‘happy and felt cared for’, there were also ‘multiple and repeated breaches of regulations’. Officials found some aspects of the service were ‘not always safe’ and there was an ‘increased risk that people could be harmed’.