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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 décor, 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
How interior design can unlock wellbeing benefits

How interior design can unlock wellbeing benefits

Joyce McLelland and Dana O’Donell, senior interior designers at Blueleaf, look at how expert interior design know-how can have a positive impact on health and wellbeing for staff as well as residents and contributes to the overall success of a care home
Maximising inclusivity and accessibility of bathrooms

Maximising inclusivity and accessibility of bathrooms

Occupational therapist, Kate Sheehan, has been working with washroom manufacturer, Armitage Shanks, to determine what the bathroom manufacturer can do to further support customers in the care sector
How digital transformation can improve care quality

How digital transformation can improve care quality

Jim Ward, UK director, Fastroi, discusses how technology can be used to fix some of the process issues that not only affect the levels of stress that staff experience, but may also be putting vulnerable individuals at unnecessary risk
How to manage a fear of reflection in dementia care

How to manage a fear of reflection in dementia care

Steve Duff, managing director at New Vision Signs and Graphics in Bradford, considers why people with dementia may fear a reflection they no longer recognise and the impact this can have, and looks at how care homes can manage the situation and help minimise any adverse effects
Designing for infection control and efficiency

Designing for infection control and efficiency

In the second article in a series on laundry management, Clare Long, business account manager for care within the professional division at Miele, describes how to successfully design a care home laundry
Integrating technology into elderly residential care

Integrating technology into elderly residential care

Technology will become increasingly important and it is vital that care providers embrace change, maintain an awareness of key developments and have plans in place to enable them to adapt quickly, says Jonathan White, commercial director, Adaptive IT
A positive approach to dementia management

A positive approach to dementia management

Understanding the individual behind a dementia diagnosis and their specific needs is crucial, as is being positive and open, says Jackie Pool, director of memory care, Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare
Recognising the benefits that technology can bring

Recognising the benefits that technology can bring

Whether technology is used to reduce administration and improve the evidencing of quality care or residents begin to expect it, adoption is inevitable, says Simon Hooper, co-founder of RemindMeCare
Building a better future for our ageing population

Building a better future for our ageing population

John McDonald, group director of corporate development at Graham Construction, discusses the role of the built environment in delivering sustainable solutions capable of tackling the pressures facing our health and social care system
The future of regulation in adult social care

The future of regulation in adult social care

Avnish Goyal, chair of Hallmark Care Homes and chair of Care England, highlights some of the key issues that face care providers and the responses of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as discussed with new CEO Ian Trenholm and Martin Green, CEO of Care England

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