Son’s fears over Kilnhurst care home report

Meadow View Care Home, Randerson Drive, Kilnhurst has been rated as inadequate. Picture: Andrew Roe
Meadow View Care Home, Randerson Drive, Kilnhurst has been rated as inadequate. Picture: Andrew Roe
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The son of a 100-year-old woman has hit out after government inspectors ruled standards are not up to scratch at the care home she lives in.

The Care Quality Commission rated Meadow View Care Home in Kilnhurst as ‘Inadequate’ - just days after Connie Cooper had celebrated her milestone birthday at the facility on February 8.

Her son Daniel Cooper, 77, expressed a number of concerns over the report, which said residents were not being fed properly and their safety is being put at risk.

The retired steelworker, formerly of Rotherham who now lives in York, said: “The staff have always been really good to my mum but I was very shocked to read about the CQC report.

“I have a lot of concerns because these are very serious criticisms. I just hope they take on board what has been said at the care home and make the necessary improvements.

“We won’t be considering moving my mum though. I don’t think she would like the change.”

The report said dementia patients often returned to their rooms without food because staff took so long to get meals on tables in the dining hall.

Residents were also identified as being at risk of receiving the wrong doses of medicine and care plans for some had not been updated in two years.

The facility was rated as ‘Inadequate’ - the lowest possible rating - and warned it must improve or face potential closure.

A care home spokesman said the firm has implemented an action plan, adding: “The care home has a new leader, we have introduced a new training programme and we have increased staffing by nearly 20 per cent.”