Care home with 36 staff in administration

Care home with 36 staff in administration

Care home with 36 staff in administration

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A COMPANY with two Dorchester care homes has gone in to administration.

Buyers are being sought for Avenue House Nursing Home in Weymouth Avenue, a 33-bed residential home with 36 members of staff.

Also up for sale is Greenbushes Nursing Home along same road, which was closed in December.

Both were owned by Dorchester Care LLP.

Joint Administrators Bob Maxwell and Julie Palmer have appointed a care home operator to take care of Avenue House residents in the interim.

No redundancies have been made. 

Bob Maxwell said: “Our key concern is ensuring that the care home continues to operate efficiently with the minimum of disruption to residents.”

For this reason, we have appointed a specialist healthcare management company whom we know well, and which has vast experience of managing care homes in administration, to oversee the smooth running of Avenue House.

“We, together with Goldcare, are working closely with the relevant authorities to maintain stability and ensure the smooth-running of the care home while a buyer is sought for the business as a going concern.”

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6:01pm Fri 18 Apr 14

oldbrock says...

funny how care homes never went into "administration" before they were privatised, am I alone in thinking this?
funny how care homes never went into "administration" before they were privatised, am I alone in thinking this? oldbrock
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7:20am Sat 19 Apr 14

JamesYoung says...

oldbrock wrote:
funny how care homes never went into "administration
" before they were privatised, am I alone in thinking this?
Other factors to be aware of:
1. Changing care standards place an unpredictable burden on care home operators. Witness the "en suite room" debacle a few years ago, which caused many owners to sell up, before the government went back on the decision
2. That many councils, including DCC, pay LESS for care to a private operator than it costs them to care for the same person in their own homes. Given that councils don't make profits, it is safe to say that margins in the private sector, for publicly funded care, are too low to be sustainable.
[quote][p][bold]oldbrock[/bold] wrote: funny how care homes never went into "administration " before they were privatised, am I alone in thinking this?[/p][/quote]Other factors to be aware of: 1. Changing care standards place an unpredictable burden on care home operators. Witness the "en suite room" debacle a few years ago, which caused many owners to sell up, before the government went back on the decision 2. That many councils, including DCC, pay LESS for care to a private operator than it costs them to care for the same person in their own homes. Given that councils don't make profits, it is safe to say that margins in the private sector, for publicly funded care, are too low to be sustainable. JamesYoung
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