The overall care home occupancy rate increased from 87.6% to 88.3%. Occupancy rates have been recovering gradually over the past three years – having fallen relatively sharply during the height of the recession – and are now at their highest level for six years. Personal care homes continue to demonstrate stronger occupancy than nursing homes, with occupancy rates of 90.4% and 87.7%, respectively in FY 2014/15. The difference continues to be linked to a number of factors, namely: strong demand for privately funded care in personal care facilities, and the strengthening of demand for dementia care at homes without nursing.
Source : Knight Frank