County Durham care home told to make improvements
A County Durham care home has been given two official warnings by the health and social care watchdog.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) demanded immediate improvement to Rushyfields Care Centre in Brandon.
Inspectors found staff did not have the skills to meet some residents' needs. People were also offered limited choice in areas such as eating.
A spokesman for the home said that a full review had been carried out and it was now fully compliant in all areas.
During the inspection in May, it was found that four service users had general nursing needs and were receiving support in the dementia nursing unit.'Health and wellbeing'
However, staff did not have general nursing skills to meet their needs.
It was also observed that a care worker was handing out one biscuit to each resident in the downstairs dining room, and a separate care worker was giving out one slice of bread to each person in the upstairs dining room, instead of enabling people to choose how much they would like.
A spokesman for Rushyfields said: "The health and wellbeing of all the people we support is our absolute priority.
"We will continue to work closely with the Care Quality Commission to ensure we provide the highest standards of care."