Caring in a vacuum

Posted on March 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

While the Government prevaricates on the Royal Commission findings, long term care providers continue to battle along, wondering how long they can continue to provide quality care in an uncertain climate of rising costs and capricious funding policies. Nightingale executive director Leon Smith believes people are suffering because of government inaction. Nightingale House, in the South London suburb of Wandsworth, is the biggest nursing home and residential care complex in the UK, caring for more than 350 Jewish residents. The complex also provides day care, respite care and includes some sheltered housing. As a not-for-profit operator, Nightingale’s fundraising efforts in the Jewish community have enabled the complex to be modernised and lavishly refurbished with facilities including a coffee shop, occupational therapy and physiotherapy areas, medical and dental clinics and a small concert hall. The cultural needs of Nightingale’s residents are supported by the provision of a synagogue, rabbi, kosher food a

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