This was one of the key findings of the report on the care homes market produced by the CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) in November, and commented on by the Government this week. See link below to article in Care Management Matters.
The CMA spent a year studying the 11,000 plus residential care and nursing homes that offer support to older people in the UK. The Government, meanwhile, has accepted or accepted in principle all the individual recommendations made by the CMA, and is planning to publish a Green Paper by summer 2018, setting out plans for improving care and support for older people and how to tackle the challenge of an ageing population.
By coincidence or otherwise, this key conclusion from the CMA Report mirrors precisely what we, at Care Home Finder, deliver to our clients. Essentially, we provide two services:
- We help individuals and their families to find the right care solution when the need arises.
- For people who are already in care (whether in a home or in their own home), we carry out reviews to ensure that the care being provided is as it should be. This service is available for individuals, families, solicitors and other professional advisers.
Always comforting to know that the government actually is on our side, so to read more about it go to: https://www.caremanagementmatters.co.uk/government-response-to-the-cma-care-homes-market-study/