Kendal's Heron Hill Care Home has failed to improve its "inadequate" rating by the CQC.
Care Quality Commission inspectors first labelled the Esthwaite Avenue site inadequate in December - and have done the same following three further inspections.
While improvements were noted, the home still got the lowest rankings for safety and effectiveness.
The people who run it - Abbey Healthcare - admit further work's required but that new management was in place.
The CQC will return with more surprise and scheduled visits over the next few months.