A CQC report released this week ‘The State of Health and Social Care in England 2011-12’ shows that home care providers are consistently reaching higher compliance levels than residential and nursing care providers.

The report using data from CQC‘s inspections and reports found that 73% of all the services inspected were meeting all essential standards checked during inspection.

Home care providers achieved high levels of compliance and performed better than the residential and nursing home sector in outcomes such as:

  • Respecting and involving people who use services – 95% compliant
  • Safeguarding – 90% compliant
  • Staffing levels – 90% compliant
  • Handling complaints – 92% compliant

As always there is still room for improvement and the report highlights this in areas such as medication, record keeping and supporting staff.

Home Care Direct always strives to gain the highest compliance ratings for all areas in the support at home we provide.

UKHCA have provided an interesting graph which shows the comparison in compliance between home care and residential and nursing home providers.