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NEW KLOE SUMMARY FOR CARE HOME PROVIDERS

NEW KLOE SUMMARY FOR CARE HOME PROVIDERS

NEW KLOE SUMMARY FOR CARE HOME PROVIDERS

As you are no doubt aware there were changes made to the way CQC inspect that came into force on November 2017.

Responding to feedback from their Next Phase consultation, changes were made to the KLOEs and prompts (the revised versions are available on the CQC website)

CQCs inspection teams will now use one single assessment framework to assess adult social care services, replacing the previous separate versions for different types of services which duplicated many of the KLOEs and prompts. This should simplify the process for organisations that provide more than one service.


CQC imposes financial viability test on care providers

CQC imposes financial viability test on care providers

From 12 February 2018 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) is imposing a new financial viability test on care providers. Urgent action is required to obtain a statement of financial viability.

The CQC has rushed out new guidance that directly impacts on care providers, including care homes. The regulator wants to impose what it sees as a more consistent and proportionate way of assessing the financial viability of providers.

Whats the real impact of adopting an electronic care planning solution?

Whats the real impact of adopting an electronic care planning solution?

Like any care home, Richmondwood used to have hundreds of paper records to complete, update and store. Care plans, risks assessments, daily notes, weight charts, fluid charts, nutrition charts; the list seemed endless.

Since using Nourish, care plans are reviewed more frequently, because all the information from the carers automatically feeds into the plans and reports can be generated instantly; changes in health or mood are therefore more easily tracked. The quality of the information recorded has improved significantly and as a result, so has the quality of care provided.

Here's how to reduce your Nursing Homes staffing cost bill by 30%

Here's how to reduce your Nursing Homes staffing cost bill by 30%

Nursing home managers spend £5-7 billion per year using staffing agencies to recruit temporary nurses, but the process can be less than satisfactory for both parties and more importantly can affect standards of care, says Bunie Anyaegbunam, CMO at Florence.
Guides and resources from Citation - supporting Care Home providers

Guides and resources from Citation - supporting Care Home providers

Citation are partnered with Buyacarehome to provide discounted rates to care providers on support with Health & Safety, HR & Employment Law and regulatory compliance.  

Read a few of their free guides and resources here on some of the common issues faces by care providers.

Surrey Care Association Quality Assurance Workshop

Surrey Care Association Quality Assurance Workshop

The Surrey Care Association are holding a workshop on Tuesday 30th January 2018 & Thursday 1st February 2018. 
The Workshop will introduce the recently developed Quality Assurance Resource Content. 
The resource is a series of inter-related material designed as "pick and mix” collection of tools to 
assist with ensuring your service is providing the quality you require.