Stonehaven care home must improve

Edenholme: Must improve
Edenholme: Must improve

A report published last month by the Care Inspectorate has stated that the Edenholme facility in Stonehaven needs to improve.

The report, based on an unannounced visit in August, graded the home as being mostly Weak to Unsatisfactory, receiving an Adaquate for quality of environment.

According to the report, inspectors “could not be confident” that the dignity of residents was being preserved. It states: “Examples included one resident who was showing signs of extreme distress being taken into a public area, and a resident was laughed at by a carer when their dignity was compromised.”

Adam Coldwells, chief officer of Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership, said: “We are in the process of formulating our action plan to submit to the Care Inspectorate and are working with a former senior inspector on improving. We would like to reassure residents and relatives that there are no outstanding complaints in respect of Edenholme and the Care Inspectorate has received no complaints this year.”

Recommendations are now in place for Edenholme to follow to improve.