Too many care homes are closing and even more are struggling to keep going.
According to CQC, Between March 2015 and March 2017 200 nursing homes in England closed. That’s around 4000 lost beds. You can probably double that figure to take in the rest of the UK. Download report here.
In September 2016 the BBC reported that 1 nursing home is closing every week in England. (Again – extrapolate that for the rest of the country.)
Reasons given are staffing difficulties (especially nurses), meeting the regulatory standards and funding.
You know how hard it is to run a good care home and so I’m sure you are personally familiar with some, if not all, of these reasons or causes.
But overcome one of these causes and you can overcome them all.
Funding: If you can command the fees you need then you can afford to hire, train and retain the quality staff (including nurses) that you need and meet regulatory standards.
Command the right fees and there is no reason why a care home can’t be a sustainably, successful home.
Click the banner below to learn how we can help you assess, calculate and command the right fees so that your home remains financially viable.
Without the right fees, the right care can’t be delivered simply because there isn’t enough money to invest back into the homes and in the people who work in them.
To succeed, your care home, first and foremost, must be financially viable.
But, most care homes struggle to command the fees they need from their local authorities and this is the fundamental reason why so many care homes eventually have to close.
Everything that is wrong with how care homes run and how care is delivered comes back to the fees that local authorities are willing to pay. They are setting you and this industry up to fail.
Click the banner below if you no longer wish to accept the fees that local authorities insist on paying but instead wish to command the fees you actually need.
We don’t accept that and the care homes run by our sister company don’t accept low fees and we don’t increase our private client fees to compensate. Our local authorities pay us the fees we need to deliver good quality care.
If you want to know how we do this then click this banner.
Our nursing homes:
- Are financially viable;
- Employ and highly train quality people who deliver the care needed;
- Run efficiently and effectively;
- Are rated ‘Good’ by CQC;
- Command the fees needed from local authorities;
- Are almost always fully occupied.
If you don’t receive the fees you need then you will struggle go on.
We can help.
We set up QoC to help care homes succeed and this is where it starts.
If you want urgent help to command the right fees then feel free to contact us for an informal chat.
If you don’t need urgent help but want to know how to calculate and receive the fees you need, then sign up for one of our seminars.
To know more about these seminars, click the banner below. Give us your best email address and we will email you all the details about the seminar and we will inform you first when the next sessions become available.
These sessions are interactive and so places are limited. By registering your interest we will let you know the minute the session becomes available so that you can quickly book your place.
If you prefer, click the banner below to find out more about our training session, How to Set the Right Fees and to be the first to know when the next session is available.