We are living in uncertain times

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

|Adjusting to new regulations is difficult enough but, as Bob Ferguson reports, the absence of clear expectations for home owners could tip some over the edge| Although the Government intended that the transition for existing home owners from the ancien régime to the arrangements under the Care Standards Act should be as simple and as painless as possible, it seems that many people experienced difficulty making sure that they were not painted into an awkward corner by the terms of their transfer of registration. Those who are currently permitted to accommodate residents down to age 55 were particularly anxious to avoid the double-standards trap ­ being caught by the environmental requirements in standards for older people and younger adults ­ but struggled to find a suitable slot in the form in which they could make their preference clear. Nor was there scope for the owner who also exercises day-to-day control ­ whether or not he employs another person as registered manager ­ to ensure that that status i

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