Care England slams ‘unacceptable’ LA care home fees : Care Home Professional


Independent care home providers are being paid less than £500 per week, or just £2.97 an hour, to look after the elderly, according to research.

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Calls for local authorities to give accurate information on care home costs | Care Industry News


The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman is reminding councils across England they must give families accurate information when placing relatives in care homes, following an investigation into a complaint against Lincolnshire County Council.

The investigation found a family was not told about the possibilities available to them when their father was placed in a care home as an emergency. They were left with no option but to pay a ‘top-up’ fee, when the council should have offered them the choice of a home which did not require the additional amount. When they struggled to pay the fees, their father was threatened with eviction.

During the investigation, the Ombudsman also found the council had unclear information about care home fees on its website. It has asked the council to review its procedures to avoid similar problems happening again.

Michael King, Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman, said:

 

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Care home charges for care it could not prove it had provided | Care Industry News


Worcestershire County Council has been criticised by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman after a care home it contracted with charged a vulnerable

Source: Care home charges for care it could not prove it had provided | Care Industry News