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Protecting residents from the risk of winter bugs

Protecting residents from the risk of winter bugs

News of a flu epidemic in Australia that could reach UK shores this winter, is a timely reminder that care homes need to prepare for a raft of seasonal bugs. Sharon Evans, PR and digital marketing specialist at Cairn Care, considers how to tackle three of the most dangerous
Understanding the new CQC inspection framework

Understanding the new CQC inspection framework

Laura Hannah, solicitor and Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulatory expert at Stephensons Solicitors LLP, discusses the new CQC assessment framework, what it involves and how it has changed
The Care Show 2017

The Care Show 2017

The Care Show, which was held from 10-11 October at the NEC Birmingham, is under the new ownership of CloserStill Media, which has unveiled the show’s 2018 manifesto and a refreshed brand identity
From buttons and bells to a nurse call revolution

From buttons and bells to a nurse call revolution

Dave Hewitt, sales and marketing director at Courtney-Thorne, considers the development of nurse call solutions and explains how the latest systems can improve the resident experience and help staff provide more efficient and responsive care
Creating a garden that reflects residents’ lives

Creating a garden that reflects residents’ lives

Wendy Brewin, creative spaces project manager and Jane Stoneham, director, the Sensory Trust, discuss how involving staff, residents and their families in the design of a care home garden will ensure it becomes a place that reflects their lives
Scalding versus Legionella – balancing the risks

Scalding versus Legionella – balancing the risks

Carole Armstrong, marketing and communications manager, Delabie UK, discusses how to produce and deliver hot water at temperatures that eliminate Legionellabacteria without scalding the user
Know your responsibilities: a guide to Legionella control

Know your responsibilities: a guide to Legionella control

What is a Legionellarisk assessment and why is it important to have one? Simon Stone, water safety, Nant, considers how to identify the infection risks posed by temperature and stagnation in a water system and how to avoid and address them
Breaking the chain to stop the spread of infection

Breaking the chain to stop the spread of infection

Franz Lorenschitz, marketing manager at Allgood, explores how the chain of infection can be broken and highlights the benefits of incorporating certified antimicrobial copper ironmongery into the care home environment
Therapeutic benefits of creating and sharing art

Therapeutic benefits of creating and sharing art

April Dobson, head of dementia innovation at The Abbeyfield Society, describes an initiative to promote the benefit to care home residents of creating art through a series of exhibitions of their work that were held across the country
Key considerations when installing a wet room

Key considerations when installing a wet room

Wet rooms have increased in popularity and are now highly specified in care home facilities. However, a wet room is more than just a style choice and requires careful planning, as Chris Tranter, product manager at Bristan, explains
Delivering first class care in a ‘hotel standard’ setting

Delivering first class care in a ‘hotel standard’ setting

Working with care provider Notaro Homes, Boon Brown Architects designed Casa di Lusso, a care facility that offers hotel standard accommodation with all the clinical facilities required to provide dementia care. Architectural associate at Boon Brown, Mike Payne, discusses the project
Life enhancing approaches to the care of older people

Life enhancing approaches to the care of older people

While care homes are always designed to optimise comfort for residents, Jonathan Wilson, principal and healthcare sector lead at architectural practice, Stantec, explains why we need a complete sea change in the thinking behind care home design
Putting residents at the centre of everything you do

Putting residents at the centre of everything you do

Ewan King, director of business development and delivery, the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), discusses how to build a shared understanding of what personalisation or person-centred care means in a care home setting
Enabling residents to lead happier lives

Enabling residents to lead happier lives

Earlier this year, Susannah Millen attended the official opening of the Weald Heights care home in Sevenoaks, where she met Richard Pearman, business development director for operator Care UK, who told her more about the new home and the business
How new CQC guidance will affect your ratings

How new CQC guidance will affect your ratings

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published new guidance for its inspectors, which will impact on how care homes are inspected and rated. Martin Hodgson, lead commentator, Wolters Kluwer’s Croner-i Care Home Management, examines the changes
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

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