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Why we must continue to invest in dementia care

As we continue to implement the dementia strategy, raise awareness of the condition and fundraise for research, we hope that all care providers will join together and initiate similar practices, says Avnish Goyal, managing director of Hallmark Care Homes and chair of Care England

Using flooring to help create a safe, homely environment

Flooring for care homes must meet key practical requirements, but not at the expense of creating a homely environment, so it is vital that you choose your products carefully, says Joe Hurst, Altro’s key account manager for social care

How interactive art can help promote happiness and calm

Winner of Art Installation of the Year at the Design in Mental Health Awards 2018, L&M Healthcare’s Living Wall is more than just an art installation, helping to keep care home residents engaged and stimulated, says Jeanne Davies, director of L&M Healthcare

Regulator gives green light to co-located care

Care home residents experience better physical and mental health as a result of intergenerational interaction. Stephen Burke, director, United for All Ages, discusses guidance issued by Ofsted for its inspectors on registering and inspecting co-located care

How to create a dementia-friendly care home setting

Many new care homes are built with dementia care at the core of the design, but even in homes that are not purpose built, small adaptations can be made to help people with the condition recognise where they are and feel calm, says Davina Ludlow, chair of carehome.co.uk

Collaborative design in an extra care development

During the Care & Dementia Environments conference in March, Alessandro Caruso, co-founder of Alessandro Caruso Architects and Interiors and Nicola Taylor, head of care services, Abbeyfield, discussed the collaborative design of Fern House, an extra care development in West Yorkshire

Evidencing high quality leadership in care homes

The Care Quality Commission is now focussed on how well led providersare, how sustainable developments are and how the vision for the service is embedded into the business, says Ed Watkinson, director of care quality, Quality Compliance Systems

Planning permission: section 106 agreements

Section 106 agreements are commonly seen when a care home is built or extended and are an important aspect of the planning permission process. Tom Lumsden, partner at CooperBurnett LLP, explains when and how they should be used

Getting to grips with the elderly housing crisis

The later living property market must adapt to address the future needs of a growing ageing population, which will have less money and increasingly different expectations, says Kathryn Ventham, planning partner at design and planning consultancy Barton Willmore

Technology to enhance wireless connectivity

Three years after moving from its former base into a considerably larger and more modern office and factory complex in Bournemouth, family owned designer, manufacturer and installer of wireless nurse call solutions, Courtney-Thorne, is enjoying the benefits

The sky’s the limit for intergenerational action

It is a positive thing to bring older and younger people together at a time when our society is divided in many ways and segregated by age and there are multiple benefits of doing so, says Stephen Burke, director, United for All Ages

How safety of movement can promote independence

Good design principles and the considered use of colour and pattern within flooring applications can have a significant impact on the wellbeing of care home residents, says Catherine Helliker, marketing manager, danfloor UK

The visual, biological and emotional benefits of light

Human centric lighting can support health, wellbeing and performance by combining the visual, biological and emotional benefits of light. Lars-Fredrik Forberg, concept manager, Glamox, considers the positive effects of light exposure in people with dementia

Protection for consumers as well as for residents

Tom Lumsden, partner at CooperBurnett LLP, considers the Government response to the Competition and Market Authority’s (CMA) report on the Care Homes Market Study and what it means for operators

Protecting your reputation after a poor inspection rating

When fielding multiple media enquiries, it is easy to fall into the trap of merely reacting rather than taking stock of the situation, planning and taking charge, says Robert Davies, public relations specialist, Stephensons Solicitors LLP

Strategies to reduce kitchen waste and keep costs down

Mike Hardman, from Alliance Online, explains how with the introduction of efficient planning and mindful waste management strategies, residential care homes can effectively reduce levels of kitchen waste, while at the same time reducing related costs

How multiculturalism can help bring people together

In an increasingly globalised world, it is vital that our care environments make everyone feel at home, says Joanne Balmer, senior director of care and quality, Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare

Putting a greater focus on personalised care

Dan Hayes, chief executive, The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT), explains why personalised care is key to the trust’s ethos and looks at how other homes can place a greater focus on this vital element of care

Building a better future for care

Health+Care 2018 will welcome care business owners, directors and managers to Excel London from 27-28 June. The show will offer solutions to the challenges they face and provide an opportunity to learn how long term integrated health care plans will affect care provision

Are you meeting the needs of a new generation?

Care homes are increasingly modernising their assets to appeal to younger customers who may be making choices on behalf of family members. Jeremy Huband, head of healthcare at HSBC, explains what measures businesses can take to ensure first impressions count

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Upcoming Events

Future of Care Conference

The King’s Fund, Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London W1G 0AN
22nd June 2021

Care Roadshow- Liverpool

Liverpool, Aintree Racecourse
13th July 2021

Care Roadshow - Glasgow

Glasgow, Hampden Park Stadium
9th September 2021

Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo 2021

Birmingham, NEC
15-16 September

Care Roadshow- London

London, Epsom Downs Racecourse
19th October 2021

Care Roadshow - Cardiff

Cardiff, Cardiff City Stadium
9th November 2021

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