Table 1

Characteristics of participating care homes (N = 89)
Characteristic Responses n %
CQC region: London &SE (vs. Rest of England) 76 28 36.8
Dementia beds Yes 75 45 60.0
Number of care homes in organisation 1 75 23 30.7
2-5 19 25.3
6-10 9 12.0
11-20 4 5.3
21-30 8 10.7
> = 31 12 16.0
Density Rural 70 6 8.6
Village 5 7.1
Suburban 7 10.0
Urban 52 74.3
Number of stars at last inspection 0 Poor 75(mean 2.12) 1 1.3
1 Adequate 12 16.0
2 Good 39 52.0
3 Excellent 23 30.7
Mean(Median) SD(Range)
Number of beds in home 75 39.0 (37.0) 10.9 (22–93)
Residents per bed / occupancy (%) 65 93.0 (100.0) 11.0 (47–100)
% of residents who are self funding 55 42.8 (37.8) 28.7 (0–100)
% of total staff that are full time 71 74.7 (86.3) 27.3 (4–100)
Total full time equivalent staff per bed 63 .71 (.66) .20 (.42-1.24)
Total full time equivalent staff per resident 59 .77 (.69) .23 (.42-1.57)

Gage et al.

Gage et al. BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:71   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-12-71

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