Charities compile new database of care homes

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

Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) and Help the Aged are collaborating to establish a more comprehensive database of care homes. The two charities aim to develop Care Options, an authoritative and qualitative national database of UK care homes. EAC director John Galvin said Care Options would be an unrivalled tool because it would focus on aspects directly related to quality of life within the care home setting such as ethos, culture, management style, relationship with the outside world and social activities. “This will allow older people and their families to make informed choices about their future home at a transitional period in their lives,” Mr Galvin said. “Through Care Options the Elderly Accommodation Counsel and Help the Aged are working together to ensure that people have vital information readily available to help them make life changing decisions.” Mr Galvin said 18 months of consultation with consumers and industry experts had resulted in a method for identifying the various “styles” of care ho

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