Survey to gather care home data

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

A new national database of care homes is being compiled by the Elderly Accommodation Council (EAC), a national charity which provides advice and listings of care homes to the general public. All care homes are being contacted by the charity, and being asked to provide details of their homes and services for inclusion on the database. A pilot-mail out in April to 600 care homes in Leeds, North Yorkshire and the South West of England marks the beginning of the venture. By the end of the year every care home in the country will have received EAC’s questionnaire. EAC director John Galvin is asking that all care home owners and operators take the time to complete the questionnaire. “There is no charge for inclusion on the database, and care home owners and operators will be assisting EAC to reach out to the care homes’ customers, as well as helping to reshape the landscape we all work in,” Mr Galvin said. “Twelve months of research by EAC has identified the scale of ignorance among hapless potential users and thei

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