A new interim manager will begin at a Portsoy care home on Monday after the latest inspection raised concerns.
An unannounced inspection of Durnhythe Care Home on July 8 found residents sitting in the dark because staff had not thought to turn the lights on, simply “staring into space” or fast asleep in public areas due to boredom and a lack of stimulation.
Aberdeenshire Council runs the home and vowed to “do better” after the damning criticism from inspectors.
Members of the Banff and Buchan Area Committee, which will meet on Tuesday , requested an update on the situation.
A report ahead of the meeting reveals an experienced interim manager will start at the home on Monday as a catalyst for improvements.
The report states: “A number of immediate actions have been taken, and the full plan will be developed over the coming weeks in partnership with residents and families.
“We have appointed an interim manager for the Banff area, Jason Strathdee,
who will join us from September 9 until such time as a permanent appointment
“Jason is a care home manager within Aberdeenshire and one of our
more experienced care home managers, so will bring significant support to
Durnhythe to ensure both immediate improvement and embed a sustainable
model of self-evaluation and improvement.”