Tag Archives: Residential Care Homes: Cost Structure

Crisis in Care Homes / Social Care Sustainability? (BBC News / ResPublica)

Summary Economic analysis of the financial sustainability of residential care home services in England suggests that care homes could – within five years – be underfunded by £1.1 billion per year. This raises worrying implications for future capacity relative to … Continue reading

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Key to Care Report: the Burstow Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce (BBC News / LGiU)

Summary The “Key to Care” report, published in early December by the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) and the home care provider Mears, predicted that the home care system in England could be close to crisis because of the extent … Continue reading

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Tougher Financial Checks of Care Home Companies by CQC (BBC News)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is to check the finances of the 50 and 60 largest care companies in England. Large providers of care homes and home care in England are to have their financial records scrutinised regularly in order to identify and avoid … Continue reading

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The Health Care Needs of People in Care Homes (Care Quality Commission)

Summary A further Care Quality Commission (CQC) report has examined how older people (and people with learning disabilities) who live in care homes access healthcare services. CQC inspection teams visited a sample of 81 care homes within nine PCT areas. Questions … Continue reading

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Care Home Residents Denied GP Medical Services? (BBC News)

Summary The English Community Care Association, a group representing the owners of care homes, says possibly one-third of residents might not receive the full range of GP services to which they are entitled. Doctors may refuse to visit elderly care home residents, offering a diagnosis over … Continue reading

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Nursing Care Bands for 2012/13 (Department of Health)

Summary The level of the NHS contribution towards the costs of a place in care homes with nursing for persons assessed as requiring the help of a registered nurse is unchanged for 2012/13. From April 1st 2012, for eligible care home residents the standard … Continue reading

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A Fair Deal: Local Authority Fees for Care of Vulnerable Older People (Bupa)

Summary This report shows how care home fees paid by councils have fallen by 3.9% (in real terms) over the past two years, whilst care homes have been exposed to disproportionate increases in their main costs. It provides reasoned evidence to … Continue reading

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