Is variation of registration a quick fix to increase revenue?

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

By JAYNE GRIFFITH-PARRY, healthcare specialist NewLaw Solicitors LLP Tel: 029 2043 4727

There is increasing the pressure on care providers to reduce their double to single room ratio. Adding additional single bedrooms may be an option in some cases, but in non purpose-built settings reconfiguration is often impossible. Building an extension poses space and planning constraints and financing any building work can be difficult, especially as continued accommodation needs to be provided for existing service users.

The changing needs of service users must also be considered. The number of people being supported in their own homes continues to increase, but those that would have moved into residential care outside of specialist categories are diminishing. Demand for specialist services to support people with dementia for example continues to rise, but the possibility of being successful and providing appropriate levels of care, that are person-centred and embrace best practice guidance, is not a ‘quick’ solution to increase revenue.

Many providers consider variation when they are f

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