Any residential home in the UK in which health care is given. The Care Standards Act 2000 classifies all residential homes as “care homes” and distinguishes those offering nursing care as “care homes with nursing”.
Mariners Park is funded to provide 603 care hours per week by the local authority, but, at the time of the inspection, had been providing 886 - an excess of 283 hours per a week Mr Howarth explained excess hours were subsidised by the care home's charity, the Nautilus Welfare Fund, who last year spent PS360,000 funding the gap between the local authority contribution and the actual cost of care.
Involving more than 150 care homes, 1,500 residents and 300 care staff across Wales, the project is said to be the largest of its kind in Europe, and has brought fundamental changes to the way residents are viewed.
The provision of a local integrated care home support service is a key element of the ccgs plan to deliver care at /closer to home to the improve quality of care and reduce the need for hospital attendances and admissions.