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News, analysis and strategic recommendations to help you deliver the best quality of care for your residents and improve the commercials in your care home/s.

Strategic analysis and recommendations for the care home sector

We analyse the key challenges facing the care sector as we go into each new year, providing expert strategies for how to tackle them to succeed in the coming months. Our recommendations for the last two years remain as pertinent now as they were when we wrote them. Download them to access our expertise to strengthen your care home/s.

Alarming Trends in Care Home Ratings

12 lessons we learnt in 2022 that will strengthen your care home in 2023

Recruitment and Occupancy: How to win the key battles for care homes

Planning for Commercial Success in your care home

Challenging CQC inspection results: A short guide

Challenging CQC inspection results: A short guide

A poor inspection rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) can have a huge impact on the profitability of your care home. In an article by the Royal College of General Practitioners, research showed that being rated inadequate and placed in special measures can...

Fire safety in care homes: do you comply?

Fire safety in care homes: do you comply?

Residential care homes are particularly vulnerable to injury and loss of life in the event of a fire due to a high density of at-risk occupants, including those with mobility issues. According to official national statistics, 498 care homes experienced a primary fire...

Manage your care home’s energy use this winter

Manage your care home’s energy use this winter

In the wake of increasing energy prices and with another winter of economic uncertainty ahead, the UK care home industry faces a unique set of challenges. Energy prices have been on an upward trajectory over the past five years due to a confluence of factors,...

Infection prevention and control: best practice for your care home

Infection prevention and control: best practice for your care home

In a care home environment, illnesses and infections can spread quickly if preventative measures are not in place. Official government statistics from the 2023/24 national norovirus and rotavirus report showed that 63% of all reported outbreaks occurred in care homes....

Excellence in Care | Introducing Our New Chatbot Function

Excellence in Care | Introducing Our New Chatbot Function

At Fulcrum, we’re driven by our passion to empower care providers to achieve excellence in care.  We understand the challenges and demands that care professionals and management teams face daily. So, to further support them, we’re delighted to introduce our innovative...

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