Specialists brought in to run north Cumbrian care home
Last updated at 20:06, Friday, 18 January 2013
Specialists have been drafted in to help run a care home after its operator went into administration.
The firm overseeing the legal process also says its aim is to make sure residents at Yanwath Care Home, near Penrith, suffer “minimal disruption”, adding it is optimistic a buyer can be found.
The London-based Hemingway Group, which runs the home, entered administration last week. More than 60 staff work at the home and it houses over 40 residents.
PKF Accountants, a firm with offices across the UK, confirmed the process. It added it had appointed specialist home management company, Wallace Management Services, to help it “in continuing to operate the care home, with the appropriate standards of care to all residents being maintained.”
Kerry Bailey, PKF partner and joint administrator, said:“The care home has been visited and assessed as to quality and standards of care.
“All residents, staff and relatives have been sent notification and will be kept fully informed. The intention is to manage the care home to ensure that residents suffer minimal disruption.”
The care home is registered for dementia care and also provides specialist care for conditions including Alzheimer’s, cancer, multiple sclerosis and strokes.
Its website states it was rated excellent for its social activities and the standard of daily life at the home in a recent report.
PFK said “lines of communication” had been opened with regulatory authorities.
Mrs Bailey added: “We are committed to ensuring that all care standards are maintained and the home remains open. We are optimistic that a purchaser can be found for the home and are talking to interested parties.”
A spokesman for the administrators said the business ran into trouble after being hit by a number of factors, including “an unhelpful economic environment, rising costs and changes in the sector”.
Any residents or relatives of residents who have concerns can contact PKF on 0161 832 5481 during normal office hours.
First published at 15:23, Friday, 18 January 2013
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk
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