Review: private fees may relieve squeeze on profits

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

The long term care sector continues to suffer from pressure on profit margins, according to Laing’s Healthcare Market Review 1999-2000, published in late December. On the bright side, the review says care home operators are benefiting from gradually increasing self-pay demand, where fees are typically £20-40 per week higher than fees which local authorities are willing to pay for the same type of room. In the long term, operators with good quality care home property are also benefiting from lower interest rates as Britain falls into line with Europe. The 420-page Laing’s Review is recognised as the authoritative source of information on the independent health and community care market with key facts, figures and analysis on each segment. The review also includes special reports and comprehensive directories of providers’ organisations, local authorities and health authorities. Laing’s Healthcare Market Review 1999-2000 edition is sponsored by Medisure and available at £160 from Laing & Buisson, 29 Angel Gat

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