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Underfunding of Care Homes

Discussion in 'Dementia-related news and campaigns' started by PeggySmith, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. lexy

    lexy Registered User

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  2. Padraig

    Padraig Registered User

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    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.
     
  3. lexy

    lexy Registered User

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  4. piedwarbler

    piedwarbler Registered User

    Aug 3, 2010
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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. :(
     
  5. lexy

    lexy Registered User

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    No piedwarbler, you didn't choose badly, care home standards aren't high enough. Finding a decent one is like looking for a needle in a haystack!!
     
  6. Pete R

    Pete R Registered User

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    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.

    You can make up your own mind if they are any better than those that operate as a normal business.:rolleyes:
     
  7. nae sporran

    nae sporran Volunteer Host

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    Same for personal care at home. Take the profits out and pay the workers, or at least upgrade the job to reflect the responsibilities and weed out the unskilled timeservers.
     
  8. lexy

    lexy Registered User

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