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65,000 adults waiting at least six months for assessment as unmet needs mount, warns ADASS

Community Care

The figure, dating from the end of February, is six times that recorded in September last year, and comes with most directors reporting they have had to prioritise assessments for cases of suspected abuse or neglect, hospital discharge or reablement following a temporary residential care stay. ADASS May 2022 survey: key findings.

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Councils underfunded adult care services by at least £2.9bn in 2021-22, provider analysis suggests

Community Care

Councils underfunded home care and older people’s care home services in England by just under £2.9bn in 2021-22, according to an analysis by provider bodies. This was as part of a funding settlement ministers have said would provide councils with up to £2.8bn in 2023-24 and £4.7bn in 2024-25 for social care. .”

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Cost of care analyses show councils lack funding to pay providers fair price, warn directors

Community Care

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) issued the warning after councils published the results of costs of care exercises they were required to undertake by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) by 1 February. per hour gap for home care but suggested there was no gap for nursing home fees.

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60,000 boost to care workforce from overseas staff in past year

Community Care

Photo: Zerbor/Adobe Stock The rise in the overseas workforce follows a 52% rise in adult social care vacancies in 2021-22 , attributed to factors including a loss of competitiveness in pay to retail and hospitality, a drop in the number of migrant staff from Europe due to Brexit and post-Covid burnout among the workforce.

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Supporting the Competence of Dementia Care Teams

Relias

Dementia care is one of the most challenging types of patient care in every setting — from in-home care to assisted living, skilled nursing facilities, and hospitals. Staff turnover Turnover adds pressure to patients and their families and hinders providers from delivering optimal dementia care.

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2023 Healthcare Trends: Are You Ready?

Relias

The McKinsey article mentions pandemic-related factors that spurred home care’s expansion, such as general growth in virtual care, the emergence of new technologies and capabilities that make home care more possible for patients, and growing investments in the digital health market.