Innovative Residential Care System
It has been estimated that an average of 41% of people entering residential care each year self-fund. However, self-funders can potentially require local authority support. If a self-funder exhausts their own resources, often as a result of poor financial planning, then councils are required to step in. The issue of people falling back on state funding already costs councils up to £1bn per year. Many key decision-makers in councils are unaware of the problem or underestimate its cost by up to 50%.
Capita Integrated Business Solutions in collaboration with Nottinghamshire County Council has developed a residential care solution, Integra Residential (BEDs) to help local authorities overcome this issue.
With the focus on costs, and the value for money of residential adult social care at the top of the agenda, the BEDs system not only allows service users to receive the best possible advice, it also enables care homes to secure better financial support and it lets local authorities significantly reduce their costs while simultaneously increasing their standards of service.
Creating Increased Efficiencies
Integra Residentail (BEDs) helps local authorities improve their processes and their communication with care homes of all types. It enables the general public to interact with care homes via a public portal, and automates the payments procedure to care homes for local authority funded beds. It also provides much needed management information for emergency planning and improved financial advice for service users.