Several media outlets return to the bed-blocking problem brought on because of the lack of home care for patients who are ready for discharge with support.Whilst there is undoubtedly a shortage of care staff, the problem is hindered by a system that is not dynamic. In many Councils, finding a home care provider is about the Care Providers List issued by the Council or on websites with relevance for people seeking care information.These lists, which can be many pages long, are given to private fee payers and are used by those who work in social services whose role it is to find care for council/NHS-funded patients. Recently, going through my local council home care providers list, I found the following:Care providers who had changed their names had moved addresses or who no longer existed. Other care providers who were not on the list. This list, was also when printed off in such small print that it was difficult to read.In addition, the list gave no indication as to whether the home care provider was an hourly care provider, a live-in provider, a nursing/care agency, or had average costs, etc.Should such a list, whether printed out or online, be a list that was relevant and up to date, then finding care support for some of the patients bed blocking would get a little easier.