The CQC have released their report on ‘Older People’s Pathway’ in Manchester Here we will explain what the report shows.
The demographic map shows that the majority of those aged over 65, fall into the 20% most deprived category. Does this reflect on the care they are receiving?
What care are those aged 65 and over getting?
The ratings of the adult social care are as follows;
- 60% of Adult Nursing Homes are ‘Good’, 34% ‘Require Improvement’ and 6% are ‘Unrated’
- 51% of Residential Care Homes are ‘Good’, 29% ‘Require Improvement’, 16% are ‘Unrated’ and 4% are ‘Outstanding’
- 62% of Domiciliary Care Agencies are ‘Good’, 15% ‘Require Improvement’, 20% are ‘Unrated’ and 3% are ‘Outstanding’
- 90% of Community Care Services are ‘Good’, 10% are ‘Unrated’
There are 876 residential care beds for the population of 65 and over, whereas there are 1,612 nursing care beds for the population in Manchester. There has been a very slight decline in the weighted provision of both residential care beds and nursing care beds in Manchester over an 18 month period.
Did patients get the care they requested?
The services received by new clients aged 65 and over, requesting ASC support in 2017/2018 were as follows;
- 2% received long term nursing and residential care
- 8% received long term community care
- 10% received short term care which maximized their independence
- 33% received ongoing low level support
- 19% universal services or signposting
- 1% were deceased
- 26% had no services provided.
Overall, Manchester performed worse in all areas when it came to patient experience measures. This included access to GP appointments and support for long-term conditions.
The A&E statistics were striking.
Manchester received a significantly higher number of A&E attendances compared to its comparators and England. The rate of A&E attendances from care homes tended to fluctuate. They also had a significantly worse rate of emergency admissions than comparators and England. The emergency admissions from care homes has risen in the last year (2018/2019)
The delayed transfer of care in Manchester fluctuates with no pattern emerging. The emergency readmissions from care homes in Manchester within 7 days and 30 days of discharge were significantly worse in 2018/2019 compared to comparators and England.
What are the costs involved in care?
The average weekly unit cost of residential home placement in Manchester is £516. The average weekly unit cost of nursing home placement is £578.
Future plans of care for those aged 65 and over.
There are plans in place, and plans established for high impact changes across Manchester for health care provision for those aged 65 and over.
There are already established systems to monitor patient flow. Some of the other plans in place include; seven-day service, enhancing health in care homes and early discharge planning.
Choose the right care for you.
Looking at these statistics, it is not surprising that people are losing their faith in the care system for the elderly.
Westwood Homecare provide an excellent service of care in Manchester. The values of our Homecare are to have mutual trust and respect with our service users, to care and be compassionate and to deliver and achieve the best support service.
Our team have been trained to be kind, understanding, compassionate, professional, flexible and dependable to our clients. You can tailor make the care you want and desire. Our team have a combined experience of over 80 years in the Health and Social Care industry.
We want our customers to be valuable assets to the community, to have their say in their care plans, to be safe and we provide the highest level of care we can to facilitate our users needs.
To find out more about our Homecare Service in Manchester, please make an enquiry.
If you’d like to read more about the statistics of care in Manchester, you can access the PDF here.