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Key considerations in care and infection control

Key considerations in care and infection control

Nicky Whittaker, business account manager within the professional division at Miele, answers key questions on the challenges care homes face when it comes to purchasing new laundry equipment and looks at key infection control considerations
What you need to know about selling a care home

What you need to know about selling a care home

Selling a care home has its own unique challenges and processes. The state of the business and who you sell it to will greatly affect the value and outcome of the sale, says Matthew Hernon, account manager, Dynamis
Making sure complex fire protection procedures work

Making sure complex fire protection procedures work

Chris Callow, head of policy for fire safety regulation, London Fire Brigade, describes how a series of detailed care home inspections identified some serious fire safety failures, which are likely to be common to other care homes across the country
How to avoid the potential pitfalls of a long lease

How to avoid the potential pitfalls of a long lease

In our regular legal update, Tom Lumsden, a partner at CooperBurnett LLP, considers the potential pitfalls of a long lease, which can affect those who own sheltered housing accommodation as well owners of residential care homes
Understanding new Liberty Protection Safeguards

Understanding new Liberty Protection Safeguards

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) are due to be replaced by a new legal process, which will be known as Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS). Steven Richards, a director for Edge Training & Consultancy, provides practical information on the future changes
Designing safe, reliable and efficient hot water systems

Designing safe, reliable and efficient hot water systems

Kevin Potter, business development manager for hot water solutions at Hamworthy Heating, looks at critical factors in the safe supply of hot water, how they are interconnected and how potential problems can be overcome
Solutions to help maintain dignity and independence

Solutions to help maintain dignity and independence

The lack of an effective toileting routine has knock on consequences that have an impact on the health and wellbeing of residents and members of staff as well as on laundry bills and other running costs, says Robin Tuffley, marketing manager, Closomat
How to handle requests for resident data correctly

How to handle requests for resident data correctly

Requests for records from relatives or solicitors can be confusing and intimidating, but once you know the rules relating to their disclosure, compliance with the legislation need not be complicated, says Kristy Gouldsmith, managing director, Sapphire Consulting Group
Key maintenance advice for lifts and platforms

Key maintenance advice for lifts and platforms

Following several serious incidents involving opening lift landing doors, Nick Mellor, managing director of the Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA), answers some key questions on what care home managers need to know to keep residents safe
How to ensure your care equipment is up to spec

How to ensure your care equipment is up to spec

Nicholas Parrish, managing director at Wightman & Parrish, discusses some of the fundamental issues associated with Care Quality Commission non-compliance in relation to care equipment and provides guidance for care homes on best practice
An overview of new homes opening and home closures

An overview of new homes opening and home closures

In a new, regular market update, Mike Short, founder and director of CSI Market Intelligence, provides an overview of the sector in relation to new homes opening and home closures, past and present and considers future patterns and how to motivate positive change
Understanding the complex issue of stamp duty land tax

Understanding the complex issue of stamp duty land tax

Tom Lumsden, a partner at CooperBurnett LLP, discusses stamp duty land tax (SDLT), which is payable on the purchase of UK land as well as on the creation, release, surrender or variation of a chargeable UK land interest
Creating a dining room that promotes the joy of eating

Creating a dining room that promotes the joy of eating

The dining environment is as important as the food that is served there; the d├ęcor, the room size, the furniture, lighting, music and even the condiments bring it to life, says Sophie Murray, head of nutrition and hydration for Sunrise Senior Living and Gracewell Healthcare
Enlighten - Lighting for older people and people with dementia

Enlighten - Lighting for older people and people with dementia

Enlighten - Lighting for older people and people with dementia:Light and lighting that promotes health and independence doesn't just happen. It needs to be designed with awareness of the specific needs of older people and people with dementia2
The benefits of installing ceiling track hoist systems

The benefits of installing ceiling track hoist systems

Contrary to popular belief, installing overhead rail systems with motorised hoists and sling attachments is straightforward in most care facilities, says Colin Williams, overhead hoist specialist for Etac R82
How care providers should approach enforcement

How care providers should approach enforcement

Many providers will already have felt the effect of an increased focus on enforcement by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Andrew Parsons, senior partner and head of healthcare providers within the healthcare team at Radcliffes Le Brasseur, considers the implications
Changing the environment to enhance quality of life

Changing the environment to enhance quality of life

Creating a dementia friendly environment does not have to mean incurring significant cost. By implementing simple, well thought out changes, an environment that enhances quality of life can be easily achieved, says Rob Windsor-Hey, business development manager at Find Memory Care
Protection from the risks of waterborne bacteria

Protection from the risks of waterborne bacteria

Everyone working in the care home sector understands the importance of protecting vulnerable residents, but some dangers are more obvious than others, says Hagbard Eriksen, managing director of Danish Clean Water
How to ensure the long term success of your care home

How to ensure the long term success of your care home

Every year, a record number of care homes become insolvent. However, there is one thing you can do to help ensure that you not only avoid insolvency, but that your care home succeeds in the long term, says Christopher Briggs, director, Quality of Care
Opportunities for education, insight and networking

Opportunities for education, insight and networking

Closerstill Media, the event organiser behind the Health Plus Care event, has launched The Residential & Home Care Show as part of the new Health Plus Care series, which will take place from 26-27 June at Excel London

Upcoming Events

National Health and Safety Conference for Social Care

Hellidon Lakes, Golf and Spa Hotel, Hellidon Lakes, Hellidon, Daventry, Northamptonshire
11-12 September

Infection Prevention 2019

ACC, Liverpool
22 - 24 September 2019

Care Show 2019

Hall 3, NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
9-10 October 2019

Future of Care Conference Leeds

The Hilton Leeds City Hotel, Neville Street, Leeds, LS1 4BX
15 October 2019

Care Roadshow Cardiff

Cardiff City Stadium, Sytner Suite, Cardiff City Stadium, Leckwith Road, Cardiff, CF11 8AZ
5 November 2019

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