Care home operators need to consider taking a series of measures in order to recover from the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Many homes have been severely impacted over the past 12 months and are now seeking ways to drive new enquiries and occupancy levels.
Maxine Parry (pictured), Regional Director of Caresolve, one of the UK’s leading care home consultancies, which is headquartered in Warrington, said that trust will be a vital part of any new strategy.
She said: “One of the big challenges for homes during the pandemic was coping with the fallout from people worried about putting loved ones into care homes.
“We’ve got to start building up confidence again with families. In the private sector, families make a conscious decision to put a loved one in a home. Over the past year, we know that many have been thinking, is it safer to keep an elderly relative at home?
“Going forward, care homes are going to have to think creatively so they can stand out from competitors.”
Caresolve has identified a number of key measures that care homes need to consider.
Caresolve was established in 2011 by experienced care sector professionals Ben Challinor and James Parkin.
The company provides strategic and operational support to care home operators and their investors including undertaking management contracts. The team also has extensive experience in achieving the successful turnaround of numerous care homes.
Caresolve also has a dedicated financial arm, Caresolve Financial, headed up by fellow director Richard Shore, providing financial reviews and management services and Finance Director support.
Please visit www.caresolve.org.uk to find out more.