The parent company of a north-east care home forced to close due to poor care of elderly people has folded.
Muirhead Care Home in Muir of Fowlis near Alford closed its doors last month amid allegations of mismanagement.
Now the Lawson Muirhead Home Ltd, which owned the 35-bedroom home, has gone into voluntary liquidation and a meeting of creditors is to take place on September 27.
The Care Inspectorate watchdog recommended in July that the home close after inspectors visited and highlighted a series of failures.
The Care Inspectorate’s chief executive Karen Reid described the conditions residents were found in as “highly distressing”.
She said: “We saw evidence of vulnerable people being tied to chairs with belts, which is extremely dangerous and unacceptable. Residents were not getting enough food.
“There were not enough staff on hand to help people who really needed support.”
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Last week Aberdeen Sheriff Court cancelled the home’s registration after the inspectorate applied for an order.
Aberdeenshire Council has confirmed more than 30 people living at the home have been moved to other facilities close to family and friends.
FRP Advisory, which is assisting with the voluntary liquidation, said no one from Lawson Muirhead Home Ltd wished to comment.