A-Z guide has the stats that matter

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

The 2007 edition of the well-respected A-Z Care Homes Guide contains its usual selection of important independent care home statistics upon which we have come to rely. *Care homes only fees* Average weekly charge rates for a single room in a ‘care home only’ (CHO) in the client category of general elderly showed a 6.4% increase for private providers in 2006 compared with 2005. Voluntary providers increased their rates by a slightly higher average (7.1%). The lowest weekly rates are paid in N. Ireland (£293), Wales (£305) and the North West (£317) passing through the mid-range with E. Midlands (£318), North-East (£324), North (£328) to the higher range of W. Midlands (£340), South West and E.Anglia (£353 each) and Scotland on £380pw to the highest weekly average in the South-East (£390). The greatest percentage rise for private fees took place in N. Ireland (8.8%) followed by the North East (8.5%), North West (8%) and Scotland (8%). The lowest private fee percentage rise took place in Wales (4.4%

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