In July, we speak to two exceptional care home business leaders: Karen Knight, managing director of Norsecare and Christine Asbury, CEO of WCS Care.
The companies have a shared mission to deliver exceptional care to hundreds of elderly residents, but their business models could not be more different. Norsecare is owned by Norfolk County Council, but run like a private company and even accepts self-funding relatives into its £19 million Bowthorpe Care Village.
WCS Care is a not for profit organisation headquartered in Rugby that runs 12 care homes in far from affluent towns in the Midlands. Many of the homes are former council-owned properties built in the 1960s, which many operators might think are no longer fit for purpose. Ms Asbury proves them wrong, racking up three Outstanding CQC ratings among her 12 homes.
Also in the July edition, we investigate the financial and legal issues facing care homes. Law firm RadcliffesLeBrasseur specialises in representing care home operators, and its head of healthcare practice, Andrew Parsons, tells Care Home Professional about the rising cost of litigation, particularly when it comes to inquests.
On the financial side, Welltower, a multi-billion dollar Real Estate Investment Trust, is pouring more of its investors’ money into UK care home property than any operator or developer. We speak to the REIT’s head of UK operations, John Goodey, and discover the financial power behind operating partners Signature Senior Lifestyle, Avery Healthcare, Sunrise Senior Living and its sister company Gracewell Healthcare.