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Housing, Care and Support

ISSN: 1460-8790

Online from: 1998

Subject Area: Health and Social Care

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Running a care home

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Title:Running a care home
Author(s):Ann Mackay, (English Community Care Association)
Citation:Ann Mackay, (2008) "Running a care home", Housing, Care and Support, Vol. 11 Iss: 4, pp.24 - 26
Keywords:Care homes, Costs, Priorities, Standards
Article type:General review
DOI:10.1108/14608790200800030 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:Services that are commissioned need to balance demands for higher standards, the needs of local communities and person-centred delivery with ever-tightening budgets. But this has yet to be achieved for the care home sector, where the cheapest services are chosen at the cost of quality. Recognition of care homes as an investment and the setting of rates based on what it takes to actually run a care home are needed.

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