Occupancy rates during the first COVID-19-induced lockdown plummeted eight percent, equating to 31,800 fewer residents in the UK’s care homes.
During the first lockdown 1 care home COVID deaths accounted for around one in every two of those seen in the general population, denting confidence in the sector and, of course, with the loss of much-loved residents.
In a new report, care market consultant LaingBuisson forecasts it may be two years before care homes fully recover.
In an exclusive online feature for Care Home Management, social care writer Eleanore Robinson sets out the challenges facing care homes. Click here to find out more