Fife care home staffing levels showed ‘lack of understanding of basic care needs’
Run by Earlsferry House Care Ltd, it is home to 26 elderly people.
Inspectors, who presented their report in a fortnightly update to the Scottish parliament, said staffing levels “were not sufficient to enable people to remain active, stimulated or have access to the outdoors. “
They said this “also impacted on those remaining in their rooms, those using communal areas and on mealtime experiences.”
Inspectors also said staffing numbers “demonstrated a lack of understanding of the basic care needs of people and added: “There was no assessment of dependency. “
They said records of enhanced cleaning were not kept and there was a lack of managerial oversight.
There were also not enough clinical waste bins throughout the home.
The report noted: “The service had adequate supplies of PPE. Staff received training about COVID-19 and infection prevention and control and were using PPE appropriately.
“Some staff had not yet completed the required updates to training”
They have informed Fife Health and Social Care Partnership of their concerns, and it has agreed to provide support to the home.
The Care Inspectorate will make a further visit to monitor progress.
Earlsferry was one of several homes across Fife included in the latest update to the Scottish Government.
Inspectors also visited two care homes in Glenrothes and one in Cupar. The reports are available to view online.