How the pandemic is motivating change in telecare

With greater demands for technology-enabled care (TEC) services, organisations across the sector are having to adapt quickly. James Murray of SECOM CareTech explains how telecare businesses are responding to the crisis.

Designing for dementia: it’s all about perspective

Care Home Interiors managing director Kerry Southern-Reason explains why sophistication in design is not just for those deemed as having normal cognitive function.

Hot water temperature accurate as thermal disinfectant

The effects of temperature accurate DHW on energy and its properties as a thermal disinfectant within a high volume/ commercial laundry setting CPD.

You are what you eat

St Albans charity Abbeyfield, which provides residential care and supported living for older people and those with dementia and its associated conditions, explores what care homes need to consider when it comes to feeding their residents.

Removing the social care sticking plaster for good

Helen Dempster, founder of smart monitoring and alerting system provider Karantis360, explores how investing in technology can provide a solid foundation for transforming the delivery of social care through a more joined-up and holistic approach.

Grenfell three years on: care home implications

Tom Lumsden, a partner at Kent-based solicitors CooperBurnett LLP, takes a look at how, care home owners could be impacted by the use of any unsafe cladding on their buildings post-Grenfell

Being more Tigger and less Eeyore post-Covid

Ed Watkinson, a former care home inspector who consults for Quality Compliance Systems, maps out an upbeat post-Covid path for care providers

Harnessing VR technology for care home residents

Care provider Excelcare explores its ongoing arts project at an Essex home that uses virtual reality technology to entertain residents.

Enriching care homes residents’ lives through mobile connectivity​

Colin Abrey, EMEA vice-president for US smart telecoms technology provider Nextivity, explains the role of 4G coverage in residential care in a post-Covid society.

Crucial decontamination steps required for care home safety

REACT Specialist Cleaning chief executive Shaun Doak gives the lowdown on how it is helping to keep care homes safe during the pandemic via its deep cleaning process.​

How care homes can use landscaping to maintain social distancing

As businesses strive to get back to business safely, Tom Brazington, regional director Thames Valley & Western for leading green space management company idverde, explores how care homes can utilize landscaping to support social distancing.

Involving residents in development plans

Stuart Kerr, Midlands operations director of interiors specialist Willmott Dixon, discusses how community engagement was the driving force behind the overhaul of a leading Nottingham extra-care facility.

Welcoming visitors back into care homes

As we move into a new normal and visitors begin to be welcomed back into care homes, Care England chief executive Martin Green provides guidance on how to accommodate this safely and further advice on cleaning procedures.

The new rules of hygiene for care homes

Simon Sassoon, chief executive of automatic door handle disinfecting system maker 99POINT9, gives his take on the impact of Covid-19 on care home hygiene

Five ways care homes can use video to counter negative perceptions

Cameron Campbell, marketing project lead of care sector marketing agency Smooth Digital, outlines how the use of video can counter the negative public perception created by the mainstream media over Covid-19

How to manage health testing in your care home

Thomson Screening chief operating officer Marta Kalas runs through her checklist for ensuring care homes are on top of health testing during the Covid-19 pandemic

How to safely reintroduce visitors to care homes

Charles Spencer, principal health & safety consultant at employment law firm Ellis Whittam shares best practice for the safe resumption of care home visits

Data:the light bulb moment arrives for social care

Co-founder and director of Person Centred Software Jonathan Papworth explains how data generated by digital tools can inform care provision, drive service improvement and help operators achieve more than ever in a post-Covid world.

Cooking up health benefits with a therapy kitchen

Peter Davies, UK sales manager of accessible kitchen supplier Ropox, outlines the benefits of therapy kitchens for those suffering from neurological conditions.

Supporting social care with assistive technology

Tunstall Healthcare UK managing director Gavin Bashar discusses the impact that Covid-19 is having on social care services and the important role of assistive technology in supporting organisations and individuals at this unprecedented time