The issue of how care homes work with relatives and deal professionally with disputes and other challenges is a very topical and highly emotive area.
It’s been a month of contrasting fortunes for care home providers across the country as cost and regulatory pressures create an increasingly polarised two-tier sector.
Following Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement debacle, where social care didn’t even get a mention, the government has finally responded to the growing tsunami of warnings from care leaders, former ministers and healthcare leaders of an impending crisis.
Following the CQC’s damning assessment of the state of the care home sector last month, there are signs that the penny is finally to begin to drop that we can’t go on like this.
Care Home Professional managing director Rob Corder shares the top five things he has learnt about the sector this year.
Operators restricting supply for local authority-funded residents give them enormous power to set prices.