RECENT PRODUCT NEWS
The start of 2024 will see Rinnai introduce further decarbonising options across all appliances and energy formats, with R290 High Temperature Air Source Heat Pumps added to the hot water specialist’s product options.
Fulcrum Care Consulting has designed Ken.care, an app that serves as a practical support system for managers and staff in the care sector. The technology seeks to help care professionals navigate the complexities of CQC regulations so that they are well-informed about best practice in the care environment.
Leading person centred software provider CareDocs has teamed up with Bristol Waste in an effort to help abolish digital poverty and reduce technology waste, by taking part in a Digital Inclusion Scheme backed by the Bristol City Council as part of the One City approach.
Care home finder Lottie is celebrating after being placed second on Startups 100’s index of disruptive new startups. Lottie has been climbing the Startups 100 ladder, ranking eighth last year. This year it has been ranked just behind innovative AI startup, Unitary, which focuses on moderation of harmful online content.
A new guide from Tarkett is tackling the misconception that inclusive design for people living with dementia and other specific needs curbs creativity and leads to uninspiring solutions. By interrogating the different ways in which we experience and interpret our surroundings, the guide encourages designers to explore new ideas and solutions.
Premier Foods has launched McDougalls Vegan Jelly, which has been officially certified by the Vegan Society. With research showing that the number of vegans in UK residential and nursing care homes has doubled in the last 10 years, this addition to the McDougalls range offers an inclusive dessert product to help care home caterers provide inclusive menus.
Hot water specialist Rinnai has announced 24/7 next day delivery on all hot water heating unit models, including its 48-58kW continuous flow N Series commercial hot water heating products and systems units, which boast potential reductions of 20 per cent OpEx cost, 30 per cent initial cost, 15 per cent carbon use, 75 per cent of space used, and an 85 per cent reduction in weight.
The UK’s largest charity care provider, MHA, has launched MHA Active, an app offering tailored lifestyle and wellbeing content for older people, with the aim of keeping minds and bodies active.
apetito is inviting care homes to transform the dining atmosphere with its free comprehensive guide, The Future of Care Home Catering, which is packed with useful information and guidance
A Good Day – a company that creates resources for families affected by dementia – has partnered with Worthington Lake Care Home to give residents the chance to play a brand-new dementia-friendly game, Matching Memories.
Care home administration software provider CoolCare has announced the launch of its Digital Reception, which acts as a ‘front of house’ electronic guestbook to help simplify the sign-in admin process.
With apetito’s new Christmas range, residents will be able to enjoy a truly festive feast this year with dishes such as Wiltshire Ham served with an Orange & Cranberry Sauce, and a new Cauliflower, Broccoli & Stilton Crumble.
The Orizon SMART continence care solution from personal hygiene group Ontex has been found to improve residents’ comfort and sleep quality and reduce spend on protection products.
Jelly Drops, the startup behind a 95 per cent water sweet developed to help people living with dementia to boost their hydration, is introducing essential B-complex vitamins.