Care Services For Adults Aged 65 And Over

Monday, 20 August 2018
Reference
2017072427000058
Category
Request Date
Monday, July 24, 2017
Response Date
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Question

 This request concerns the fees that Na h-Eileanan Siar paid for care services for adults aged 65 and over in the last financial year (2016-2017).  1. We are interested to know more about the prices paid (per night, or per 24 hour period) for respite care in a residential care home.

  1. What is the most expensive price paid?
  2. What is the cheapest price paid?
  3. What is the average of all prices paid?

 

2. We are interested to know more about prices paid for day care (per day).

  1. What is the most expensive price paid?
  2. What is the cheapest price paid?
  3. What is the average of all prices paid?

 

3. We are interested to know more about any provisions or assumptions which Na h-Eileanan Siar makes during the resource allocation process for direct payments. A) Do you make notional provision for respite care? If so, how much is allocated per night, or per 24 hour period? B) Do you make notional provision for day care?  If so, how much is allocated per day?   4. We are interested to gather data concerning outcomes for people as a result of the interventions addressed in questions 1, 2 and 3 above.  Do you have any relevant data which you can direct us to?

Answer

1. We are interested to know more about the prices paid (per night, or per 24 hour period) for respite care in a residential care home.

A)     What is the most expensive price paid? £707 – Includes nursing care
B)      What is the cheapest price paid?  £612 – Residential care only
C)      What is the average of all prices paid? £667 – Includes nursing care


2. We are interested to know more about prices paid for day care (per day) – not applicable as services are in-house

A)     What is the most expensive price paid?
B)      What is the cheapest price paid?
C)      What is the average of all prices paid?
  

3. We are interested to know more about any provisions or assumptions which Na h-Eileanan Siar makes during the resource allocation process for direct payments.

A) Do you make notional provision for respite care? If so, how much is allocated per night, or per 24 hour period? Respite care is offered to carers following an initial assessment of need of either the service user or the carer. As a general rule if a person is assessed as requiring respite care then a maximum period of eight weeks per year is offered based on the national care home contract cost.

B) Do you make notional provision for day care?  If so, how much is allocated per day? Following assessment of need, if a person is assessed as requiring day care then on average they will be offered a maximum of two days at the direct payment rate of £13.84 per hour.

4. We are interested to gather data concerning outcomes for people as a result of the interventions addressed in questions 1, 2 and 3 above.  Do you have any relevant data which you can direct us to?
We have not been collating outcomes for people in a reportable format.