National Standards

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

A report on a conference held in May covering the report of the Royal Commission on the funding of long term care for older people and proposed national standards for care homes, has been released by the Centre for Policy on Ageing (CPA). The proposed introduction of national required standards in residential and nursing homes provided the main subject of discussion. At the time of the conference, the CPA’s document of proposed standards, submitted to the Department of Health in January, had not yet been released to the public for consultation. The CPA says the conference report presents a wide range of responses to its proposals, including those of some providers who are hostile to them. (In December, Caring Times conducted a survey of readers to gauge the likely impact of the proposed standards on room sizes. More than 300 home owners responded to the survey, most of whom said the proposed new standards would mean they had to reduce bed numbers and staff.) The CPA said it had made clear to those attending t

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