Quality ratings for care homes, which Barchester Healthcare is about to publish for its organisations, could raise standards, it is claimed.
Online industry resource Caring Business reports the care home provider plans to publish ratings, while many other such organisations are to provide senior staff with bonuses if they hit their quality targets.
It made the report as Paul Snell, the chief inspector of the Commission for Social Care Inspection, told a conference such quality ratings could raise standards across the whole sector.
"Councils are using quality ratings to influence purchasing and providers are using them for performance management," he asserted.
Recently, Barchester organisation the Beaumont Stamford Bridge care home helped its residents celebrate Yorkshire Day with some excellent local food.
They were offered Whitby crab salad and slow-roasted Yorkshire lamb.
After a meal of local delicacies, residents were given the chance to sample some Yorkshire beers and swap local stories and reminiscences.
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