CARE HAS IMPROVED CONSIDERABLY IN ENGLAND
- 25 May
Over 12,000 people in England are benefiting from the improvements of care homes, than was the case two years ago according to the Care Quality Commission
Almost three fourth of 372 care homes rated inadequate in 2014 and still operating have improved.
205 care homes have improved from a low rating to requiring improvement, 68 are now rated good and 99 did not have their rating changed.
Also, 34 which were rated deficient in 2014 have since closed.
The BBC reports that there now exists a tougher inspection system which was created in October 2014; presently, more than 11,000 homes are providing care for people who are older or disabled in England.
According to the CQC, "among the changes made by homes that had demonstrated improvement were investment in the training of staff, and cleaning to make sure rooms and communal areas were 'homely and welcoming' at all times."
CQC's chief inspector of adult social care, Andrea Sutcliffe said:
"While services that have moved to 'requires improvement' are heading in the right direction, I am clear that this is still not good enough and providers cannot afford to be complacent'.
The Chief executive of Care England, Martin Green, also said the report "clearly shows that despite the care sector facing significant challenges, there is clear evidence that improvements in the quality of care are being sustained."
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