Ratio of carers to residents in dementia care homes

Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by TOBYJUG, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. TOBYJUG

    TOBYJUG Registered User

    Sep 11, 2010
    3
    WEST YORKSHIRE
    Hello,
    I am trying to find out if there is a legal requirement stating the above, or CQC guidelines? I realise that the Dependency levels will dictate the ratio to a certain extent. At the care home where my wife is, the ratio is 1to 8, but sometimes, because of working procedures, the ratio reaches 1 to 16!
     
  2. marmarlade

    marmarlade Registered User

    Jan 26, 2015
    183
    not sure about the ratio per home but the home my husband is in there are about 30 people on that floor and we mostly have between 5 and 7 carers on at one time dont know if this the same in other care homes maybe we are lucky
     
  3. Pete R

    Pete R Registered User

    Jul 26, 2014
    2,044
    Staffs
    Hi TOBYJUG,

    I do not think there are any set guidelines but the ratios you are quoting, if during the day, seem very high indeed even the 1-8.

    My advice would be to phone the CQC and ask them what they think.

    I wish you well. :)
     
  4. truth24

    truth24 Registered User

    Oct 13, 2013
    5,725
    North Somerset
    In my husband's CH the ratio is 1:5 max 1:6 when staff on hol, sickness, etc, which I believe is the recommended ratio but don't know if there is a legal requirement.

    Sent from my GT-N5110
     

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