European Care Group is one of the UK's largest residential care groups and has now purchased five more care homes in the west of Scotland. The deal was �12m.
This London based firm now has in excess of 2500 care beds in the UK.
A third of older people needing intensive daily help in England now receive this in their own homes rather than in residential care. (Medical news Today)
Devon County Council is asking the Government to take urgent action to prevent a national, nursing home crisis. Devon is predicting a social services overspend of approx. �2m. Recent nursing home closures in Devon mean that the availability of beds is now the lowest in the South West. Recent homes to close have been in Plymouth and Torquay.
The Franchise of Caremark is a recent care franchise looking for prospects wishing to secure territories in the estimated �12b - �17b per year domiciliary care market. The cost of a Franchise Package Price is �29,500 + Vat + working capital.
In the last fortnight we have accepted applications from 20 prospective carers either having NVQ 2 or the Scottish equivalent.
Visits to potential clients have taken place in Surrey, Lancashire, Wales and Cheshire. New Respite post completed in Middlesex.
Approx. 20 potential carers are being interviewed in London today and tomorrow.
The average cost of meals per day in hospital is approximately �2.50 per patient.
The number of hospital beds has fallen: In 1984 there were 211,617 beds but in 2004 the number reduced to 145,218. However, the number of admissions where a patient needed to stay overnight has increased by 57% over the same period.
We hope you have enjoyed reading this and "see you next week".
Angela Gifford, Proprietor
Able Community Care.