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Save money with effective cleaning and maintenance

The cost of replacing a carpet is typically twice that of regular maintenance and inhouse cleaning will result in an even greater saving, says Howard O’Brien, joint managing director and head of sales and service partner relations, Traffik UK

Tips to help you prepare for unpredictable weather

While the winter weather may be unpredictable, plans should be put in place to protect residents, staff and visitors from potential hazards. Peter Fane, founding director of Nurture Landscapes, provides some tips to help care homes stay safe and operational

How a less institutional feel can deliver tangible benefits

A homely environment can help residents settle, put them at ease and provides reassurance. It can also be beneficial for family members who may have complex feelings about their loved ones living in a care home, says David Shannon, New Vision

Good design can ensure residents live well for longer

With calls to reduce pressure on social services and help enable those with dementia to live well for longer, Lisa Pilley, colour consultant at Dulux Trade, discusses how design and architecture are playing their part in tackling the challenge

How to improve on boarding and achieve major benefits

While talking about a new starter’s ‘experience’ may seem ill-defined, we intuitively know what is required to create the best possible experience. Get onboarding right and it can deliver major benefits, says Simon Connell, sales manager, Webonboarding

The benefits of an effective strategy for toilet finding

Many of us will have experienced stress and anxiety when needing the toilet and being unable to locate one. In people with dementia, these feelings are multiplied, but a toilet strategy can help to alleviate the problem, says Catherine Ingleby, marketing executive, Find Memory Care

Reducing energy costs and increasing comfort

Thermal skirting systems can provide sufficient heat at lower temperatures for most of the year, while still working at higher flow temperatures during the worst days of winter, says Martin Wadsworth, managing director, Discrete Heat

Understanding the impact of Brexit on care staff

Given that a relatively high proportion of workers in care homes come from other EU states, it is important that operators and employees regularly review any changes to Brexit arrangements, says Tom Lumsden, a partner at CooperBurnett LLP

The challenge of meeting local demand for care

If we cannot match local supply to local demand for elderly residential care, many people will continue to be cared for miles away from the area in which they lived, says Mike Short, founder and director of CSI Market Intelligence

How more natural light can positively impact wellbeing

Jim Lowther, sales director, Xtralite, discusses the positive impact that natural light can have on the wellbeing of care home residents and how this can be achieved in both new build and renovation projects

How to promote a clean bill of health for water systems

From Legionella control to environmentally efficient water systems, Clarke Bird, healthcare specialist at Clearwater Technology, explains how care homes can safely and reliably overcome significant risks and challenges when it comes to managing their water supplies

Guarding against the risk of unauthorised key copying

Paul Johnson, director of business development at Assa Abloy Door Hardware and Access Control, dispels the myths relating to ‘lifelong trademark protection’ on key profiles and offers guidance on choosing a master key cylinder system

Enhancing levels of comfort and support for residents

Putting the right equipment in place – specifically care chairs – can help make residents feel more comfortable and supported in your care. Tristan Hulbert, managing director of Yorkshire Care Equipment, discusses care chairs and how to ensure they meet residents’ needs

Enabling your residents to bath and shower in safety

Care home residents should expect to have baths or showers in a safe environment, despite the fact that other individuals may also be using the same facilities, says Jason Ashman, managing director of Reval Continuing Care

How to protect an empty property from potential risk

Rogier Donkersloot, managing director of DEX Property Management, explains why property guardianship can be an effective security solution that makes sense for owners and managers of empty and disused care home buildings

How to implement effective sensory planning

Investing time and resources into sensory planning for residents can deliver a range of benefits, helping them to regain confidence and ability and providing a ‘home from home’ experience, says Clare Long, business account manager for care within the professional division at Miele

Strategies to help your business grow and prosper

In order to grow a successful care business, you need to invest in it, spend time looking at growth strategies and consider what contributes to your key performance indicators (KPIs), says James Thomas, commercial manager at d&t

How considered design promotes independence

Peter Moran, director, Todd Architects, looks at how well considered design and the use of light, colour and scale can promote wellbeing and enhance independence and quality of life in people with dementia

Creating a clear pathway for leaders and managers

Succession planning offers a clear career pathway for workers who want to become leaders and managers and means that those they serve will benefit from a continuity of care that enables them to live fulfilled lives, says Georgina Turner, interim director for engagement, Skills for Care

Helping elderly residents to thrive in a homely setting

People with dementia often experience feelings of insecurity and anxiety, but treating them like family is one of the most important elements of providing care that genuinely improves quality of life outcomes, says Helen Walton, head of operations, Church Farm Care

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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

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London, Epsom Downs Racecourse
19th October 2021

Care Roadshow - Cardiff

Cardiff, Cardiff City Stadium
9th November 2021

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