Put the care back in care homes, urges Target Healthcare REIT boss

When Kenneth MacKenzie describes the kinds of facilities he wants offered in a care home owned by Target Healthcare REIT, it doesn’t sound like too much to ask: crucially, he says, each elderly resident should have access to an en suite wet room in which they can wash. So the chief executive of Target Fund Managers, which manages the investment trust, is disappointed that only about a quarter of care homes in the country offer that. The rest, he says, tend to have en suite bathrooms with only a toilet and hand basin. “When did you last stay in a