Saturday, June 15, 2024

The benefits of keeping carers in-house: Eliza Akerman looks at a thriving private-pay live-in...

Crisis, deficit, unaffordable and cuts are all words associated with the UK homecare market. Just last month local authorities were criticised for continuing to commission 15 minute visits for those in need of homecare.

Care in the Courts pt2 – PCTs in the dock?

In April, CCMN explored the current state of affairs regarding care providers taking local authorities to judicial review over what they consider to be unfair fees. This month, we look at how a number of care providers are now considering initiating judicial reviews against PCTs which refuse to pay a fair price for continuing care.

CLS stands solid

Retirement village and care home operator CLS Care Services Limited reported a group income of £33.6m for the year ended 31 March 2013, a slight increase on the previous year’s £32.1m.

Providing a silver service – CCMn meets brighterkind chief executive Jeremy Richardson

Chief executive of Four Seasons’ self-pay care home business brighterkind, Jeremy Richardson talks to CCMn about ratios, refurbs and reinvigorating its workforce.

Naming the best in independent healthcare

Healthcare professionals representing the best of the independent sector gathered in central London last month at the Independent Healthcare Awards to honour those providers, practitioners and pioneers who are leading the field when it comes to the state of the UK’s health and care services.

Talking technology – CCMn meets sales director at Coldharbour Mike Moreton

Sales director for specialist IT sofware solutions supplier Coldharbour Mike Moreton gives CCMn an update on the latest technolgy in the healthcare sector and the difference it is making to the operation of care businesses.

Franchising – could it work for care homes?

Franchising works well in homecare. A prime example is Bluebird Care, which pioneered homecare franchising in Britain and at April 2016 boasted 86% good or outstanding ratings among those of its agencies which have been inspected under the fundamental standards regime, well ahead of the sector benchmark.

Rise of the REITs: why US Real Estate Investment Trusts are flocking to invest

For the past year it seems that every other deal in the UK independent healthcare sector has involved a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT).

Is care home insurance reaching a crisis point?

The images of vulnerable people mistreated at the hands of their carers have made – and continue to make - media headlines, shocking the nation. What does this mean for those managing facilities that work with vulnerable people through age (young and old) or through mental capacity or disability?

A blueprint for the future of care home food?

Nathan Rao looks at why 3D meals could be making it onto the menu Care home menus stand to be revolutionised with the advent of...