Care home concerns

One from the Archive“, Community Care 2001. (Residential Forum)

“The new inspection and regulation regime for care homes will mean a major shake-up of the sector. It will also cast light on the efficacy or otherwise of private public partnerships, says Yasmin Alibhai-Brown.

“The aim is not to cause chaos in the sector but to provide minimum standards below
which people cannot operate.”

Why should any care home owner find that so impossibly difficult? And what would that tell us about the levels of care in that home? I have long wondered about how it made any business sense to run care homes especially for older people.

This relatively short piece from TWENTY years ago is really worth a read. Ask what has inspection achieved in that time?

Source: Care home concerns | Community Care

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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