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Agreed. My mum was in four care homes, as I attempted to find a decent one. Not an excellent one, just a good enough one. Either I chose very badly indeed (four times) or care home standards aren't high enough.
One of the biggest providers in the country has no shareholders and pays no divdends. Any surpluses are reinvested to provide customers and residents with better services.Exactly, in it for profit and I could not agree more, they should be run on a non-profit basis.
If they were not making a profit you would not see them for dust!!
Get real running a Nursing Home is a business first and foremost. Is there a difference between a Care Home and NH? These private owners are in it for profit. They'll soon pack in if they make a loss.
Is this guy asking the taxpayer to cough up to subsidize keep his business? Large companies own many Nursing Homes and run them at a good profit for their shareholders. It's big business and growing.
Nursing Homes should be run by local authorities on an a non profit basis and pay staff a proper wage. They would be then accountable to the local residents. Just my opinion.