They tell a tale of the mistakes of this crisis, how the differences between expensive care homes and more modest ones and good and bad companies help determine who lives and who dies for both residents and carers.
The cost is £1500 a week. £85000 a year.
That compares with around £500 a week in some northern local authorities.
That's the freedom resource gives you.
Cumnor Hill locked down on March 12th- 3 weeks before govt changed guidance saying that care homes should do the same. CH chairman made that decision after seeing what was happening in Italy and Spain.
At the time, CQC tried to talk them out of it
Although plenty of care homes did decide to lock down earlier, it wasn't until April 2nd that govt changed guidance to lockdown care homes.
Cumnor Hill CEO says it was a difficult decision at the time because of reaction of authorities
But they do want to take their residents back but they're being held up in hospital. New rules mean a risk assessment has to be carried out before there's discharge
So guidance might allow covid+ resident with risk assessment but not covid- without.
They've done something right. They've had no deaths and only five infections.
She has a different experience. Her care home is under resourced. Half their staff are off. They've had 15 deaths in her unit alone.
She told me her residents haven't been properly showered for weeks as there aren't showers in their rooms and there aren't enough staff to facilitate. All they can get is a bed bath.
It's simple, really. As one carer told me: "We don't value our old people and we don't value those of us who look after them."