Specialist care sector property consultancy Carterwood has launched a staffing and dementia analysis service for older people’s care homes.
The bespoke, site-specific analysis is designed to help operators mitigate risk and respond to the opportunities presented by the staffing crisis and demand for specialist dementia care.
Co-founder and director of Carterwood, Ben Hartley said the new staffing analysis report provided a detailed study of a new development’s proposed staff catchment area, to help reduce the risk of investing millions of pounds into a new care home, only to be unable to recruit sufficient staff.
“Staffing and dementia are two of the biggest issues in social care today.,” said Mr Hartley.
“We have responded with an innovative, detailed analysis of Great Britain’s care home staffing market, and with an extensive dementia provision survey into more than 10,000 care homes across the UK. The care home … Read More »
By guest blogger Professor Keri Thomas,
Clinical director, National GSF Centre for End of Life Care
News that care homes could, based on current trends, overtake hospitals as the most common place for people to die, has many implications for the sector. Aside from the questions of funding and staffing, consider for a moment the preparedness of the existing care homes’ workforce.
As the number of deaths in care homes annually has risen over the last decade from 85,000 to 106,000, so the sector has, at least in pockets, upped its game in the way it cares for people in their final years of life.
Whereas ten years ago many residents would have endured numerous inappropriate hospital admissions and died in hospital, increasing numbers are benefiting from a better trained, more confident workforce equipped to better anticipate and fulfil their wishes. But these pockets … Read More »
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