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Noe for the important question:

A multimillionaire dementia home boss paid himself at least £21m in five years despite inspectors finding multiple breaches of staffing, safety and leadership rules, with residents left in dirty incontinence pads and staff accused of rough handling.

Gordon Sanders owns Runwood Homes, the UK’s sixth largest for-profit care home group, which charges residents more than £1,000 a week, with bills often covered by the taxpayer.

Bloke gets rich providing expensive and not very good dementia care. And now that important question:

Four out of five older people in residential care homes in England are now looked after by private providers – over 300,000 people – far more than in not-for-profit, council and NHS care homes, according to LaingBuisson, a market research firm.

Are the not-for-profit, council and NHS care homes better or not?

4 thoughts on “OK”

  1. Buggered if I know Tim.

    However I’d argue that the most important part is that the family needs to keep up its contact with the person in care. If they push, the care will be ok.

  2. I wonder how he became a multi-millionaire? I doubt if it is possible in the care home business

    Let’s use the figures above for convenience. 300,000 people at £1000 per week. A three hundred million quid revenue per week industry. That’s £15billion per year. I’d say there’s room for some millionaires in that, even with exemplary care. With shit care it’s guaranteed.

    Kneecappings should be written into the contracts.

  3. “However I’d argue that the most important part is that the family needs to keep up its contact with the person in care. If they push, the care will be ok.”

    Exactly. My Mum was hospitalised and was assessed as not suitable to go back home (lots of stairs, upstairs bathroom, etc.) and “they” found a care home place for her. Her room is a 12ft by 6ft box.

    I’ve been searching around for a proper placement, also easier located for me and my brother to get to. I’ve now got her a provisional place elsewhere, with a 15ftx15ft room, so more like a bedsit flat, so space to live, space for bookcase, desk, visitors, and space to park a motorised chair, so I hope to get her mobile again. And, although it wasn’t a consideration, by shopping around it’s cheaper as well.

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