Launch of our new Care Home Management Service

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new Care Home Management Service. Our service is aimed at operators wishing to take a step back from day to day involvement in managing their homes, are looking to sell the business and require an interim solution, or who would just like to remove the stress of dealing with CQC and the Local Authority. We have found that an increasing number of operators have been asking us for help with the operational and financial running of their care home. Whether it’s a short term engagement or a l...

Our new service is in the news

Our new Care Home Management Service has been making the news this week. Both Care Home Professional magazine and the Manchester Business Post ran the story on our new service, which is aimed at the owners of a care home or small group of homes. We launched the service after being approached by a number of care homes looking for help with the running of their home. We understand that there are ever mounting pressures on the care sector especially with the forthcoming increase in the National Living Wage. We have been talking to some...

Caresolve launches its Care Home Management Service

We are delighted to announce the launch of our Care Home Management Service. We have launched the national service after seeing an increased demand from care homes across the UK for management support. Our service is aimed at operators wishing to take a step back from day to day involvement in managing their homes, are looking to sell the business and require an interim solution, or who would just like to remove the stress of dealing with CQC and the Local Authority. Over recent months, an increasing number of operators have been askin...

Our NLW advice appears in March issue of Caring UK

The March issue of Caring UK magazine is also carrying our advice about the 10 steps all care homes should be taking to combat the impact of the National Living Wage. To read the article in full please visit http://www.caring-uk.co.uk/ and see page 14 of the March issue or click here.Caring UK - March 1st 2017...

Caresolve in this month’s issue of Caring Times

How can care homes cope with the increases in the National Living Wage? The latest issue of Caring Times (March 2017) contains our article all about the impact of the National Living Wage on the care home sector. In it we talk about our work on the NLW increases and how they will have an impact the profits of operators. We believe that an increase in weekly fees of 2% per annum will result in profits dropping to 70% of current levels by the year 2021. And an increase of 3% will not be enough to keep profits at the current level bey...

Is your care home effective?

Of the five key questions that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) asks when carrying out care home inspections, arguably the two most important are: Are they caring? Are they effective? While the questions surrounding safety and leadership are the two were homes will typically fall down most, the caring and effectiveness issues get to the nub of the service our care facilities are there to provide. So what makes an effective care home and what does it take to give yourself the best chance of achieving not just a good CQC rating, but an out...

Caresolve to speak at Pro-Manchester’s Healthcare Group Event

We are delighted to be speaking at Pro-Manchester's Healthcare Group Event next week (Thursday, February 15th) in Spinningfields, Manchester. Scarcely a day goes by without the media discussing the 'funding crisis' in adult social care in the UK. Our presentation will look at the reality of British elderly care home system and the pressures our care home sector clients are experiencing. We know the increasing pressures faced today by operators and managers of care homes. Our team of specialists are increasingly being called on to hel...

Caresolve talks to Healthcare Business about the National Living Wage

The latest issue of Healthcare Business (February 2017) contains our article about the impact of the National Living Wage on the care home sector. We have carried out analysis showing the impact on an operator's profits based on the NLW increases coming soon. Our findings show that an increase in weekly fees of 2% per annum will result in profits dropping to 70% of current levels by 2021. An increase of 3% will not be enough to keep profits at the current level beyond 2019. We explain how care homes need to take immediate steps now to ...

Ten steps care home operators should take to combat impact of National Living Wage

Care homes are facing a “fight for survival” following the introduction of the National Living Wage, according to care home specialist Caresolve. The company has carried out analysis showing the likely impact on an average operator’s profits based on the phasing in of increases in the NLW during the period 2016-21. The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement in November confirmed that the NLW will increase to £7.50 per hour from April this year. Previous announcements have put in place a target of £9 per hour by April 2020. The analysi...

Helping care homes become Outstanding

What makes an Outstanding care home? We have been working with Paul Rowley of Heathfield Ladies Residential Home, one of the first in the North West to be awarded Outstanding. Heathfield Residential Home in Grappenhall, Warrington, is one of less than 1 per cent of homes in the country to be rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission. Family owned and operated, the 22 bed ladies only home prides itself on its elegant living, varied programme of activities and culinary excellence. We started working with the team at Heath...