Kingston pilots bed vacancy database


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

Kingston Upon Thames and bettercaring.co.uk have launched a pilot scheme under which bettercaring.co.uk will develop and maintain a database that will identify which residential and nursing homes in the borough have bed vacancies. The on-line database will be used by care managers responsible for helping clients ­ in particular elderly people ­ to find appropriate care home places. It will be accessible with a password to care workers and will hold up-to-date bed vacancy information on all nursing and residential homes in the Borough that have 5 beds or more. Bettercaring chief executive Eric Stevenson said that, with increasingly chronic shortages of care home places in the south of England, care managers were finding it increasingly difficult to rapidly find a place in a suitable home for a client. “By accessing the database, care workers in Kingston will be able to search using multiple criteria to find suitable homes for their client and then immediately check on-line whether those homes have places ava





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