A CARE home in Girvan has met several requirements expected of it by the Care Inspectorate after being labelled "weak".

We previously reported that Ainslie Manor, run by Cumloden Nursing Homes Ltd,  was rated as 'weak' in three key categories.

The Care Inspectorate's findings were revealed following unannounced visits in May last year to the nursing home, which caters for 45 older people, including those with dementia.

The 'weak' grades were given to the care home's support for wellbeing, its leadership and its staff team.

The nursing home has now improved its scoring and met all the requirements made by the watchdog after their most recent visit in August last year.

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Previously the report stated: "We had concerns that the principles of respect, dignity and choice were not fully promoted.

"People did not always experience compassionate care and support and there were instances when staff engagement with people was poor.

"Staff spoke over people's heads, did not always acknowledge people when they were in the room, or wait for a response to questions asked. This could make people feel isolated and ignored."

Inspectors carried out a follow-up inspection in July, where it was noted that staff knowledge of supporting people with dementia had improved and safer medication management practice was in place.

While the facility in the town's Stranraer Road improved their grading to an 'adequate' marking for their leadership and staff team, a 'weak' grade remained for the support of wellbeing.

The follow-up report stated: "At the follow-up inspection we also looked at the action taken in response to an outstanding requirement on the safe management of medication which in line with best practice guidance.

"These requirements were not fully met. To allow the provider time to progress with the improvement needed to meet the requirements we extended the timescale for completion."

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When the watchdog paid their final follow-up visit on August 7, the nursing home received an 'adequate' mark for their support for wellbeing.

In their seven-page report published this week, the inspectors said: "We completed a follow-up inspection to measure the action taken in response to an outstanding requirement relating to safe medication management.

"Overall, sufficient improvement had been made to meet this requirement.

"The team's understanding had developed, therefore we noted errors had reduced and practice had improved. Staff were taking more responsibility by reflecting on their practice and sharing learning with colleagues.

"During our inspection, we noted a willingness to improve and sustain good practice. It was positive to see Champions in place for dementia, palliative care, foot care and skin integrity.

"This shows that the team are working to ensure that people benefit from good quality care, led and delivered by a well-trained team."

Ainslie Manor has been approached for comment.