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Energy usage in care homes: making efficiency the priority

Dr. Harro Stokman, CEO of Kepler Vision Technologies, sets out how providers can cut energy costs in their homes without compromising on resident care

The cost of living crisis is hitting the care industry particularly hard, with the spike in energy prices causing bills to skyrocket – even with government intervention to partly limit the impact on homes and businesses. With energy already the second biggest cost for many care facilities (behind staffing), under pressure facility managers and key decision makers face incredibly difficult choices around how to limit the impact of this crisis while still being able to provide the best possible care to the residents in their care

This is further compounded by the ongoing staffing crisis in the care sector, with the Independent Care Group finding that 96 per cent of care homes are experiencing soaring costs across energy usage and staffing. With that in mind, no opportunity to save money can be overlooked, no matter how small. Some of the advice being offered may seem obvious, or even patronizing to an industry that is very used to tightening its financial belt to ensure the wellbeing of its patients, but all of it is worth absorbing if it can make residents’ lives better or make the jobs of care staff more secure.

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