Inspectors' report after unannounced visits to Fife care homes

Inspectors have made unannounced visits to care homes in Fife
Preston HousePreston House
Preston House

They visited the premises last month and gave a report their fortnightly update to the Scottish Parliament.

Preston House in Glenrothes, run by Kingdom Homes Limited, was well maintained, clean and tidy - and staff were supporting residents to remain active.

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The Care Inspectorate team noted enhanced cleaning in place, good supplies of PPE which was being used in accordance with guidelines.

The inspectors said staff were knowledgeable about COVID-19 and infection prevention and control, but their numbers had been affected by recent absence and “had at times been insufficient to meet the needs of the people receiving care in the service despite ongoing recruitment.”

Inspectors said medication administration records were not completed consistently and said a return visit would be organised to check progress.

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Inspectors also visited Abbotsford Care, Glenrothes, and gave staff a positive report.

The home cares for 28 older people and 12 adults and is run by Abbotsford Care (Glenrothes) Ltd.

Inspectors visited on September 29, and noted adaptations made to comply with social distancing, and the support for residents to stay physically and mentally well.

The home has recently employed an activity co-ordinator, and contact with family and friends maintained using technology. Relatives were also kept informed of what was happening in the home, and their feedback was positive.

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They negated the home was generally clean and well maintained.

Staff knowledge was tested during supervision and spot checks of practice were taking place. The staffing arrangements were sufficient to meet the needs of people receiving care in the service and had remained consistent over recent months.

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