Benderloch care home denies it is downgrading

Councillors Roddy McCuish and Julie McKenzie visited the home after the enforcement was issued.

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A Benderloch care home has quashed rumours that it is downgrading after operating at a lower capacity for a number of months.

Lynn of Lorne Care Home was issued with an improvement notice in September last year, but recently met all requirements and had the enforcement notice lifted.

The home’s recently appointed director of care, Jackie Weston, said: ‘We were pleased that both the Care Inspectorate and HSCP [Argyll and Bute’s Health and Social Care Partnership] recognised that significant improvements have been made at Lynn of Lorne.

‘We have operated at a lower capacity during recent months and will continue to do so in order to focus on improving the experience for our current residents and staff team.’

However, Mrs Weston confirmed that the service is not downgrading and no rooms will be lost.

She added: ‘Indeed, we are accepting applications for new residents.’