Attwells Health and Social Care department are your ideal legal solution when considering investing in the care home sector or increasing your current care home business.
This sector is highly regulated. Care home providers who offer residential or nursing homes are required to demonstrate compliance with Government regulations in order to register and operate their care home business.
The Care Quality Commission also known as CQC are the independent regulator of health and adult social care. Their role is to oversee, inspect and regulate services within the care sector to ensure a good quality of care is provided, including health and safety regulation, employment law and data protection (GDPR).
CQC require a minimum standard to be met, this is outlined on their website, however there are five key areas you should consider:
- Safety of both the client and care provider
- Standard of Care
- How responsive your business is to residents’ care needs
To ensure these standards are met CQC will regularly visit and or review your business, awarding your business with one of four ratings
- Needs Improvement
Your rating is published in a care home ‘league table’ so prospective clients can review and compare you with other care providers. If your care or nursing home fails to meet these standards, your business may be put into special measures, or struck off.
Senior Associate Lloyd Clarke has significant experience in this area. He has supported many East Anglian care sector businesses to develop and support their businesses in particular in the Suffolk and Essex region.
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