Care homes ‘could go to the wall’ as costs rise

dadziedaily: Mike Padgham, who runs four homes in North Yorkshire and is chairman of the Independent Care Group, said he was worried about the rising costs of the pandemic, from personal protective equipment (PPE) to extra staff to cover for those self-isolating as well as lost income from empty beds.¬† The ¬†government is spending ¬£600mContinue reading “Care homes ‘could go to the wall’ as costs rise”

Ombudsman calls for councils to be clear on care home costs

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman is reminding councils across England they must give families accurate information when placing relatives in care homes, following an investigation into a complaint against Lincolnshire County Council. The investigation found a family was not told about the possibilities available to them when their father was placed in aContinue reading “Ombudsman calls for councils to be clear on care home costs”