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care homes and treatment


Terry Brown

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Have you seen this site and the poor reaction it got on TV today. http://www.goodcareguide.co.uk/

It asks users of care services (and care homes) to comment on what their treatment is / was like.

The reaction from the 'Head of Care homes UK', complained that it may cause some homes to close down.

All I can say is that if they do not come up to a decent standard they have a choice, improve or close.

On the other side of the coin, the better ones will receive more enquiries and will thrive.

Every other service is open to scrutiny, why should these homes be allowed to hide behind closed doors, as once a relative is inside, it is often too late to do anything about it.

What do you think?

Terry

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spuds

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There appears to be reports coming out today, that Cynthia Powers the £200.000 pa CEO of Care Quality Commission as resigned after 4 years in the job.

This may stem from a damning report about cutting inspections in favour of paperwork, and the failure of taking action about abuse at Winterbourne View Care Home in Bristol, that was part of a television investigation and program.

Taking what I had said in an earlier post about the Select Committee investigation, I think the outcome would have been the same. There is the question now, about a substantial NHS pension rights increase, that involves Cynthia Powers in her time as CEO, that was being questioned and investigated by the Select Committee.

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buteman

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Now I am not sure where I picked up this bit of information but I was told that for everyone staying in care homes there was a budget of £1.50 a day to feed each one and that was to cover all of their meals.

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Terry Brown

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Buteman

£1-50 a day??

Maybe £1.50 per meal, unless they are fed on, as in Dickens Time 'Gruel and dry bread'

Terry

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Terry Brown

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It would however be interesting to see how they actually get their 'Costings'

I know they have to pay for:-

The building (rent - Morgage)

Electric (heat & Light) Electric (Cooking etc)

Staff costs (£x per person times x persons)

calculate number of staff allocatted to each person and percentage of senior staff per person

Food (buy and preperation)

Insurance (Public Liability)

Wear and tear (replacement bedding etc)

Laundry (boil wash ?)

Senior management costs

Profit Margin

Have I missed anything out?

Terry

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