The care home market was already facing structural problems when the pandemic struck. CSI Market Intelligence founder and director Mike Short takes a look at the figures and makes sense of the impact of Covid-19 on the marketplace
When I was approached in the summer to write this article, I had hoped the impact of Covid-19 on care homes would be somewhat short lived. Yet as I write in things are changing on a daily basis and it is now clear we are in it for the long haul.
The government’s mismanagement of the crisis - specifically with regard to regular testing in care homes and lockdown policy U-turns with measures tightened, eased and once again tightened – and, above all, its unmet promise to “fix social care” means we are all still in turmoil.
We are all extremely worried about how a second spike of the virus will continue to affect those operating, working and living in care homes going into the colder winter months, not to mention the ability of relatives, like myself, to eventually visit their loved ones.
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