Aberdeen care home praised for making improvements

Grandholm Care home

An Aberdeen care home once labelled “unsatisfactory” by inspectors has been praised for making improvements.

Monitors from the Care Inspectorate watchdog visited Grandholm Care Home on Grandholm Drive, Bridge of Don, last August and described care, support and management as “unsatisfactory” – the worst of six possible ratings.

They also gave staffing a “weak” rating – the second worst rating.

After a follow-up visit on February 13, the watchdog has now published a report which gives the home an “adequate” rating for care, support, management, leadership and staffing – the third-best possible rating.

Inspectors said one reason for the improvement is fewer people living there but staffing levels have stayed the same so things are “less frantic”.

Sharifa Lakhani, managing director of Holmes Care Group, which runs the home, said: “We are pleased the improvements have been recognised at our recent inspection.

“We are committed to continually improving the care we provide for our residents.”

Ms Lakhani thanked staff for their commitment to residents.

The latest Care Inspectorate report said: “The provider had worked hard to make improvements and meet requirements made at our previous inspections.”