Beacon Edge Care Home, is run by Bupa Care Homes (CFChomes) Limited and provides personal care for older people, some of who may be living with a dementia. At the time of the inspection 24 people were using this service.
- There were too many unexplained falls and injuries for a unit of this type and size.
- Risk assessments relating to falls were not being reviewed and updated.
- Medications prescribed by doctors were not always being administered.
- People were not always supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives but staff did try to support them in the least restrictive ways.
- Nutritional assessments, monitoring and record keeping were poorly managed.
- Inspectors observed that people did not always receive dignified care.
- Where advice had been sought from health care professionals, this had not been followed with any consistency.
- An action plan had been developed to help bring about improvements, but these had not been implemented with any urgency.
“It was very concerning that risk assessments relating to falls were still not being reviewed and updated consistently. We found that people using the service continued to experience avoidable falls, and unexplained bruising and injuries which is unacceptable."
“People were also not always receiving their medicines as their doctor had prescribed them putting them at risk."
“We are working with local partners including Cumbria County Council to ensure the safety of people using this service.”
The full report from the inspection can be found on the CQC's website.