A carehome has pledged to deliver improvements after inspectors found it fell short of acceptable standards twice in the space of six months.
Inspecting last December, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found issues with management of medicines at White Ash Brook, pictured, on Thwaites Road, Oswaldtwistle, had not been addressed adequately since a previous inspection last July.
The CQC report stated: “We found that people continued to be at risk of missing doses of medication because sufficient stocks were not maintained to allow continuity of treatment.
“The manager had notified us of recent incidents where several people had missed doses of medication.
“Appropriate action had been taken once this was identified, but the home’s policy for ordering medicines had not been adhered to. The home met the other standards examined.”
The Commission could take enforcement action against the home, including restricting or suspending the services it provides.
A spokesman for Mimosa Healthcare, which runs the home, said they have appointed a new manager and are working hard to ensure improvements are quickly implemented.
They added: “We accept that the inspection highlighted that improvement was needed in the area of medicine management. We are working hard to ensure our procedures with regards to the management of medicines are further improved and any concerns are addressed.
“The well-being and care of all our residents is of paramount importance to Mimosa and our staff and we are monitoring our systems and approach regularly to ensure we provide first class, consistent and quality care to our residents.”