Reading uses bettercaring’s online bed vacancy service

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

Reading Social Services has contracted an online and email bed vacancy service, called Bedvacs to help it place residents into nursing and residential care faster than ever before. Provided by care services specialist, Bedvacs is said to improve the efficiency and process of care home selection, as social workers can see exactly which homes have vacancies when they log into This means they can make early placements of clients in appropriate accommodation, assisting in earlier discharges from hospitals and minimising the disturbance to the lives of those who require care. Bettercaring chief executive Eric Stevenson said the database would be used to help provide up-to-date information on bed availability in Reading and would provide passwords to care workers for speedy online access to the system. “Nursing and residential care homes participating in Bedvacs can update their bed vacancies on the internet, providing additional time efficiencies,” Mr Stevenson said. Other lo

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