Fife care home staffing levels 'not yet sufficient' to meet residents' needs

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Inspectors are to make a third visit to a Fife care home to monitor progress after a critical report.

They said staffing levels at Lomond View in Cupar were “not yet sufficient” to meet the needs of residents.

The criticism came in a follow-up visit to the home on October 5

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Inspectors previously visited in September, and returned to monitor progress at the facility run by Barrogil Limited (Kingdom Homes).

Their findings were included in the Care Inspectorate’s fortnightly update to the Scottish parliament.

It negated enhanced cleaning schedules had been introduced, cleanliness levels improved, and staff recruitment was underway, but said: “Arrangements were not yet sufficient to meet the needs of the people receiving care in the service.”

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Inspectors also said the home needed to progress work on developing accurate care plans, and noted: “People’s individual choices and preferences were not always reflected within care plans.”

Fife Health and Social Care Partnership has agreed to provide support.

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