Two Kent care homes ordered by CQC to make improvements

Two "failing" Kent care homes need to make "urgent improvements", the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has said following separate inspections.

Inspectors visiting Villa Maria in Seabrook Road, Hythe, in August found the home had incomplete care plans.

And a September 2012 inspection found the garden at Rosehurst care home to be unsafe and in a poor state of repair.

A Villa Maria spokeswoman said changes had been made, and Rosehurst said work was under way outside the home.

Inspectors found Villa Maria had failed to ensure that risks to residents were always accurately assessed.

'Unsuitable premises'

Marist Sisters, which operates the care home for the elderly, was told that the home was "failing to take appropriate steps to ensure that people living in the home were protected against the risks of unsafe or inappropriate care".

A spokeswoman for Villa Maria said: "Changes have been put in place."

A spokeswoman for the CQC said: "Inspectors are carrying out an inspection at the site and a report will be issued in due course."

Inspectors who visited Rosehurst care home for the elderly in September found it was in a poor state of repair and was failing to protect those living, working and visiting the home from "risks associated with unsafe or unsuitable premises".

The CQC said that on the day of the inspection the back garden was unsafe due to lack of maintenance and a build-up of rubbish.

Lisa Rodo, manager of the home, said: "The report had no issues with our care and the warning was to do with the outside of the building.

"Work has been under way and some of the things have done and we are working with the Care Quality Commission."

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