Care plan targets the weak points
A scheme designed to make sure there are fewer failures in looking after elderly and mentally ill people has been launched by a Midlands association which represents hundreds of care providers.
West Midlands Care Association (WMCA) has developed a care plan package to help improve standards in residential and nursing homes and community care.
The Halesowen-based association has developed the interactive tool in partnership with MerciaCare, a Droitwich internet portal company specialising in quality monitoring.
WMCA chief executive Debbie LeQuesne said the package was the culmination of a year’s work with grassroots input from people delivering care.
“Our primary aim is not to sell a package but to make sure good care standards are maintained and if possible, improved,” said Ms LeQuesne.
“There are plenty of good care models already being used successfully, but we have a duty to ensure all possible weak points are covered.
“This system, which will include practical