Survey shows not-for-profit sector has boosted standards

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

A survey of the results of inspections by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) conducted on more than 9,500 beds managed by the members of the National Care Forum (NCF) has shown “excellent and continuing progress” in most areas. The survey of inspection standards achieved is the third carried out by the National Care Forum, and is the first to be published since the CSCI took over responsibility for inspection and regulation of care homes. Positive results included: – Complaints and protection ­ 93 per cent of care homes inspected met or exceeded the standards. – Lifestyle (in care homes for young adults) ­ 91 per cent met or exceeded the standards. – Daily life and social activities (older people) ­ 91 per cent met or exceeded the standards. The NCF said that over the three surveys it had carried out, some sets of standards had shown significant improvement. These were: – Environment ­ up by 20 per cent in all care homes. – Management and administration ­ up by 14 per cent to 79 per cent in

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