You’d think the bigger corporate-owned care homes would have invested in the safety of these lucrative customers but they didn’t.
From the BBC based on a Care Inspectorate report in 2021:
The rate of residents dying from Covid was higher in larger care homes than smaller ones, new data reveals. Care Inspectorate figures show there were 2.1 virus deaths per 100 places in care homes with up to 20 beds. This contrasts with 12.6 deaths per 100 places in facilities with more than 80 beds.https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/2021/05/26/large-private-sector-care-homes-had-six-times-more-covid-deaths/
The privately-owned homes and in particular those owned by offshore corporations maintained maximum capacity, minimum staffing, greater use of agency staff, lowest pay and worse conditions forcing staff with symptoms to work, had failed infection inspections, relied on agency staff from all over the UK and skimped on PPE.
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Social care means more elderly people can stay in their own homes in Scotland. Instead of residential care. Those in need do not pay.
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