Revealing the Quality of Care and Costs of Care Homes across the UK
Approaching your twilight years can be a daunting prospect for people for a number of reasons, bringing with it worries about health, money, and achieving goals you set for yourself when you were younger. However, one of the biggest concerns people have about entering later life is the possibility of going into a care home.
There are many care home groups across the UK that boast an excellent reputation when it comes to the quality of care they offer, however, there is still a considerable number where improvements can be made when it comes to standards of practice.
With this in mind, our The Quality of Care Report was created to discover which UK cities boast the best quality of care for later life. We were able to reveal these statistics by taking a seed list of 25 of the largest UK cities (judged by investment strength) and assessing the quality of care homes in each location.
Aspects such as fees, nursing care, how many care homes there were in each city, the number of homes with excellent ratings, the homes that specialised in dementia care, and more, were considered to produce the final numbers within this report. We also spoke to Customer Success Lead and CQC expert, Mark Harrison, about his thoughts on how the CQC’s new framework is a positive change and best practices to improve the quality of care.
“The key to being inspection-ready is preparation and having the right tools to support you. Inspections can be daunting and stressful, but with the right processes and technology in place, they don’t have to be.
First and foremost, you and your teams need to understand what it is each regulatory body is expecting from you (whether that be the Care Quality Commission, the Care Inspectorate, or the Care Inspectorate Wales) and then you can define how you evidence this in practice. Digital transformation solutions, like Radar Healthcare, can be an easy way to help collate, document, and organise evidence while continuing a culture of continuous improvement for care providers.”
Mark Harrison, Customer Success Lead at Radar Healthcare