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How music therapy can improve quality of life

How music therapy can improve quality of life

Ming Hung Hsu, chief music therapist at MHA, explains how music therapy can help carers manage the symptoms of dementia, helping to regulate the emotions, reducing anxiety and creating a relaxed environment for those who are affected and those around them
Reliable and safe heat and hot water provision

Reliable and safe heat and hot water provision

Gina Roche, care home sector specialist at Calor, discusses the benefits liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) has to offer, particularly to rural care homes, which include heating efficiencies, security of supply and the fact that LPG tanks can be buried underground
How can the care home sector help itself?

How can the care home sector help itself?

Truly successful care homes will be those that fully engage with their local communities, resulting in rising standards, new social venues and fantastic publicity for the homes themselves, says Debbie Harris, founder of Chosen with Care
Screening and control to prevent dehydration

Screening and control to prevent dehydration

Sophie Murray, head of nutrition and hydration for Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare, considers the problem of dehydration and provides tips on how to ensure care home residents are encouraged to drink more in order to avoid it
What we know and what the future holds

What we know and what the future holds

Louise Walker, research communications officer at the Alzheimer’s Society, discusses the scale of the problem, the progress being made in the field of dementia research and what future research has in store
Are we ready to care for an ageing population?

Are we ready to care for an ageing population?

Kenneth MacKenzie, managing partner, Target Advisers, considers the implications of our ageing population, including the background to and the scale of the problem in the UK, the challenge ahead and the potential opportunities it brings to the care home sector
Providing a secure living and working environment

Providing a secure living and working environment

David Hodgkiss, national sales manager for Assa Abloy Access Control, advises on the factors care home managers need to consider in order to secure a site for residents and staff, as well as discussing the latest access control technology available to help achieve this
Good indoor air quality can support wellbeing

Good indoor air quality can support wellbeing

Phil Mangnall, national sales manager for Jaga Heating Products (UK), discusses the considerations that design engineers must be aware of when looking at the options for providing ventilation in a care home environment
Availability and funding of care across the market

Availability and funding of care across the market

In December 2016, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched a study to review how well the care home market works and whether consumers are being treated fairly. Emma Watt, solicitor, Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP, discusses the scope of the research
Health+Care 2017

Health+Care 2017

Health+Care –a national event dedicated to securing the future of care –will take place from Wednesday 28 to Thursday 29 June 2017 at Excel London
Boosting performance to improve efficiency

Boosting performance to improve efficiency

Tracey Fletcher, business director for UK care homes at Berendsen, explains how outsourcing laundry can provide a more effective and reliable alternative to in-house operations as care home providers work to boost performance while improving efficiency
Effective signage to orientate and enable

Effective signage to orientate and enable

Well thought out dementia signage has a key role in ensuring residents are safe, happy and reassured as well as in enabling them to have as much independence as possible, says Tony Stead, business development manager, New Vision
An overview of assisted bathing technology

An overview of assisted bathing technology

Gordon Farmiloe, managing director, Gainsborough Specialist Bathing, describes how innovations in specialist bath design are helping to meet the needs of those service providers that are responsible for the care of people with dementia
Dementia and design: facing the challenges

Dementia and design: facing the challenges

When the design and manufacturing team at Shackletons wanted to learn more about designing for people with dementia, they turned to industry expert Dr Claire Craig from Sheffield Hallam University for her advice and guidance
How can you protect the rights of EU employees?

How can you protect the rights of EU employees?

Care operators that employ EU nationals need to consider their corporate position in relation to Brexit and how much involvement they will have in driving the immigration/ residency agenda, says Charles Avens
Eliminating heat loss to maintain comfort

Eliminating heat loss to maintain comfort

Veronica Leeke, proprietor of The Heat Loss Detector, discusses ways in which heat loss can be reduced to provide a warm and comfortable care home environment, thereby enhancing the wellbeing of residents and lowering energy costs
An effective fire safety prevention strategy

An effective fire safety prevention strategy

Doug Agnew, business development manager, Abbot Fire Group, provides tips and information on how to reduce the risk of fire by carrying out a care home risk assessment and taking the appropriate measures to keep residents safe from harm
How access control can protect and empower

How access control can protect and empower

We have come a long way in terms of care home provision and in the design of facilities, says Philip Ross, a director of Safehinge and Primera Life, and businesses and individuals are making practical changes and developing new products that both protect and empower residents
Care in a homely and luxurious environment

Care in a homely and luxurious environment

Ferrars Hall –one of County Court Care’s purpose built developments
Good design can reduce agitation in residents

Good design can reduce agitation in residents

Karen Clayton, dementia environment specialist, Find Memory Care, considers how good design principles can reduce agitation and aggression in people living with dementia, significantly reducing the need for antipsychotic drugs

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