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Providing value for money whilst maintaining quality in care home construction

The seemingly constant cuts and rising costs in care home construction would appear to be squeezing care homes to breaking point.  With stark figures from the CQC stating that two out of every five care homes are below standard, the boss at Care England, Martin Green, has said the situation is “really serious” and suggests many will fold within the next 12 to 18 months.  Those homes least at risk from such closure are designed and are of a scale that allows them to operate efficiently. Modern construction both conserves running costs and ensures a home is future-proof, allowing it to…

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What Do Residents and Their Families Look For In a Care Home?

When a resident chooses a care home, they are making an important decision about their future. It is up to a care provider to facilitate an intuitive service from the outset, and knowing what a resident is looking for from a care home is the most effective way of achieving this. First impressions The ability of a care home to dispel any anxieties or trepidations a resident might have early on can never be underestimated. Naturally, this comes primarily from the attitude and communication of the staff and operators, but a large part of a good first impression stems from the…

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Quality Of Care vs Lack Of Standardised Inspections

There would appear to be something problematic happening in our care homes. Many people will be familiar with the horrible tales of abuse and neglect which have been publicised, showing the elderly and vulnerable being taken advantage of where we most expect them to be looked after and respected. Results from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) appear to show that there are many more care homes in the South East and Yorkshire & Humberside regions which fall into their “inadequate” rating than anywhere else in the country. They don’t just top the table for the most homes labelled with this rating,…

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What Can You Expect From a Great Care Home?

Choosing a care home can be a significant decision for many, and it should be expected that the care home you do choose provides the highest standards of care possible. But what goes into making a great care home? In this article, we’re taking a look at exactly that. Safety Care home safety comes in many forms, from the training, professionalism and support offered by staff to the security of the building, maintenance of appliances, general hygiene and more. Residents should feel comfortable and safe throughout their stay, and confident that their needs are attentively looked after by a team who…

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The Benefits of Care Home Refurbishment

Care homes should be built to last, giving certainty and quality to an establishment. For many care homes the wear and tear of time, as well as the progression of technology, makes care home refurbishment imperative.  Of course, refurbishments aren’t always required for homes which have only recently been built, but the demand on care homes means there are a variety of benefits to refurbishing properties at certain points. Here are just a few of the benefits for residents: Better facilities Through refurbishment, care home facilities can improve drastically, offering a better quality of life and meeting the varied needs of…

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