Dorset

'Inadequate' Sheridan Care Home in Poole closed to new residents

The Sheridan Care Home Image copyright Google
Image caption The CQC has said the home is not allowed to accept new residents

A care home in Dorset has been placed in special measures after its third "inadequate" rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The Sheridan Care Home in Poole has been closed to new admissions after it was found have failed to provide safe or effective care to residents.

The home, in Durlston Road, Lower Parkstone, cares for residents with Alzheimer's and dementia.

The BBC has contacted The Sheridan Care Home for a response.

'Further action'

Concerns included a lack of skills to communicate with people living with dementia, medicines not being managed safely and people not being given the support they needed to eat.

CQC regional deputy inspector Deborah Ivanova said: "We have already imposed a condition on the service which means they can no longer move people into the service without agreement from CQC.

"If we find that the service being provided remains inadequate, we will consider taking further enforcement action including possibly steps to cancel its registration with CQC."

RYSA, which runs the home, has been told it must make improvements to protect the safety and welfare of its residents.

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