Residents ‘experienced harm, neglect and abuse’ at unsafe Wigston care home
“A Leicestershire care home has apologised for failings including putting residents in their care at risk of overdose and leaving a diabetic resident without insulin for almost a week. Healthcare inspectors have branded Cedar Court Residential and Nursing Home as inadequate after uncovering widespread failings.
The Wigston care home, which cares for 39 residents, was visited by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) after concerns were raised about residents’ medicines, safety and treatment. The home in Long Street was handed the worst possible rating, having previously been considered ‘good’ by the healthcare watchdog.”
As strain continues to be placed on care homes, more and more of them are becoming understaffed and are unable to provide the same level of care which was once give.
This isn’t to say that this is the fault of the care home itself, however we believe it is important to raise these cases as it is not a good enough reason for residents to suffer.
We hope that by raising these claims, the standards will be raised across care homes within the UK will be raised and residents will receive better care across the country.
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