IMPROVEMENTS have been made at a Renfrewshire care home after bosses were told they needed to scrub up on deep cleaning and infection prevention measures.

Elderslie Care Home, in Fulbar Road, Paisley, was graded as “adequate” by the Care Inspectorate in November.

A report by inspectors said cleaning in some bedrooms needed to be improved and some staff should be washing their hands more often to prevent the spread of Covid-19, rather than relying so much on personal protective equipment (PPE).

Cleaners were also found to be stretched amid ongoing concerns about the level of staffing.

But the latest report from the watchdog, following a virtual inspection, states steps have been taken to establish a deep cleaning programme and a review of housekeeping hours has been carried out.

The report adds: “The programme of ‘deep cleaning’ bedrooms and other areas was well established.

“The standard of this work was quality assured by the home manager and external managers, therefore ensuring that any deficits were picked up and rectified quickly.

“Housekeeping staff were required to keep records of all the cleaning that took place, including frequently touched areas. Soft furnishings and other equipment such as occasional tables and cushions were also on these records.

“An audit had been completed relating to the quality of bed linen. Any bed linen that needed to be replaced had been and new items purchased. We were advised that there was a good stock of new bed linen in the laundry if required.

“The provider reviewed the housekeeping hours required to keep the home clean and agreed that additional hours were required. These hours will be used to ensure that there are housekeepers on shift into the evening.

“All of this demonstrated that the service has taken action to improve the infection, prevention and control practice and processes.”

The home is run by Advinia Care Homes Ltd and 69 residents were staying there at the time of the inspection.