Sheffield home warned to improve care standards

Jasmin Court Care Home in Pitsmoor.
Jasmin Court Care Home in Pitsmoor.
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A Sheffield care home has been given a warning standards of care must urgently improve after a visit by inspectors.

Jasmin Court at Pitsmoor, which has 47 rooms for elderly residents, came under scrutiny by the Care Quality Commission in September after previous breaches of regulations were found last April.

The home was found to be failing to provide care which was safe, effective, caring, responsive or well led, while four of the five national standards of care were not being met.

Three warning notices were issued to Hertfordshire-based parent company Sage Care Homes to make improvements in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the residents.

Inspectors found the privacy, dignity and independence of people living at the home were not always being respected by staff, and they were not receiving safe care and treatment.

Poor standards of cleanliness were seen throughout the home, with many materials and surfaces visibly dirty posing an infection risk to residents and staff.

Previous calls to improve the monitoring of the quality of the service had not been implemented and systems to monitor quality remained ineffective.

Debbie Westhead CQC deputy chief inspector, said: “We have told Sage Care Homes it must take action to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people who live at Jasmin Court.

“It is unacceptable that the provider has allowed the service to deteriorate in this way.

“The people for whom they are providing a service are entitled to services which are safe, effective, caring, well led, and responsive to their needs.

“We are monitoring the home very closely in liaison with the local authority to ensure people receiving care are not at risk of immediate harm.

“We will return shortly to ensure improvements have been made.”

Sage Care Homes failed to respond to The Star’s request for a comment.