RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES

Enhancing flexibility and stability through activity

Enhancing flexibility and stability through activity

Falls can destroy confidence, increase isolation and reduce independence, with about one in 10 older people who experience a fall being afraid that they may fall again. Elaine Everett, founder, Motivation & Co, describes a programme that is helping to address the issue
The role of movement and exercise in later life

The role of movement and exercise in later life

Pat Taylor, director of health and Helen Tite, owner, The Core Health Consultancy and iCareiMove, discuss the role and importance of movement and exercise in later life, and how it can improve both health and wellbeing
Choosing fabric is about more than aesthetics

Choosing fabric is about more than aesthetics

Harriet Green, product manager for healthcare, Camira, discusses how specialist healthcare performance fabrics can be waterproof, stain repellent, flame retardant and antimicrobial, as well as meeting recognised sustainability criteria
Care home planning and design considerations

Care home planning and design considerations

Dana O’Donnell, interior design manager at NHG Project and Supplies, discusses the use of colour and technology in care home design as well as the importance of ensuring it is fit for purpose and what the future holds
Maintaining an infection free care environment

Maintaining an infection free care environment

Drew Heald, a Bio-Rite franchisee, discusses the challenges associated with infection control in the care home environment and how to manage them to ensure that the health of vulnerable residents is not put at risk
Improving moving and handling care practices

Improving moving and handling care practices

Many individuals with dementia are likely to express unmet needs due to poor moving and handling practices. Melanie Sturman, moving and handling strategic lead for Norfolk County Council, discusses the challenges of manual handling and how to address them
Meeting individual care needs and expectations

Meeting individual care needs and expectations

Susan Goldsmith, director of care quality and dementia, The Care Home Coach, provides some helpful hints for creating a dementia friendly environment that promotes wellbeing through orientation and familiarisation
Taking steps to prevent water-borne diseases

Taking steps to prevent water-borne diseases

Des Dolan, building services brand manager at Durapipe, discusses why the specification and installation of pipe systems should be considered at the design stage of a project, where possible, to reduce the risk of water-borne diseases
Designing a happy and healthy home from home

Designing a happy and healthy home from home

While current approaches to design and architecture often focus on meeting a budget or targets, the sector needs to be looking to the future, says Becky Smith, part II architectural assistant, Leonard Design
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

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