Care & Nursing Essentials editor Victoria Galligan heard three different views on the new Swedish-deigned dressing Mepilex, which promise to decrease healing time and reduce infection…
DEVELOPER – Molnlycke
How and where were the dressings developed?
Mepilex dressings were developed by Molnlycke, we are a Swedish-based leading medical solutions company that equips healthcare professionals to achieve the best patient, clinical and economic outcomes. Mepilex Border Comfort was developed with proprietary Flex Technology – the benefits of which have been analysed using an established method called finite element modelling.
Make an elderly resident’s Christmas by sending them a card, care home staff have appealed. The festive holidays can be a lonely time for those with no family and friends to celebrate with, says Aden Lodge Care Home manager Kim Hardy. So the home, on Long Lane, Clayton West, is asking the community to consider sending a Christmas card.
Kim said: “Staff do everything they can to make Christmas a special time of year for residents, while providing the care they need.
“A simple Christmas card to our residents will help make their Christmas that much more special.
You have probably heard about the ways that technology can improve the way you run your care business. So what are the things you need to consider when choosing Care Management Software?
It might be best to start by asking yourself what you want the software investment to achieve? Many factors will affect your decision, from inspection ratings, GDPR readiness to staff retention and morale. The desire to improve quality of care within the organisation must drive everything.
HANDYMAN Chris Sogorkski has been named the best ancillary worker in the North East care industry.
The Oaks Care Home maintenance man picked up the award at The Great North East Care Awards 2018 gala dinner at the Hilton Hotel, in Gateshead.
The accolade recognises Chris’s person-centred service, excellence and pride in his work and the dignity and respect he shows residents and staff at the home, in Blyth, Northumberland.
Borough Care residents have welcomed the changes to the food on offer at meal times since the service was brought back in–house earlier this year. Borough Care is the largest not-for-profit provider of care for older people in Stockport and has eleven homes in the area.
As part of Borough Care’s commitment to ensuring its residents eat healthily, the company appointed apetito as its catering partner six months ago. apetito is the leading producer and supplier of meals for the health and social care sectors.
Regulators gave Richmond Nantwich Retirement Village the highest possible rating, putting in the top 3% of services in England
A retirement village in Cheshire has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ for its domiciliary care after a visit from regulators, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The inspection report puts the Richmond Nantwich amongst the top 3% of home care providers in England.
Opened in 1996, Richmond Nantwich provides a range of independent and assisted living suites for residents aged 55 and over. As part of this the village provides personalised care packages for residents as required – employing its own domiciliary care team who can help residents with things including personal care, shopping, preparing light meals and accessing local facilities.
Quality patient care is the objective of every service provider. To achieve this requires considerable planning, long-term commitment and careful management within a tight budget. More importantly, it requires highly skilled and well-trained staff with a dedication to a career that can be extremely stressful.
A study by the Communities and Local Government Committee found that 48% of care staff leave within a year of starting. A lack of career development and quality training are common complaints when leaving.
Investing in LowCost E-Learning can make the difference.
Alexandra white singer and entertainer captivating nostalgic in care - homes west midlands and surrounding areas.
Alexandra preforms a huge repertoire of songs and will dance and preform through narrative, triggering happy memories and wonderful feelings,
She preforms songs from across the years including war - time sing along, rock and roll classics and a touch of Country and Weston.
Rugby veteran George Williams has been inspiring Widnes Vikings under 19s players with stories from his playing days in the 1940s.
The 85-year-old founding player for West Park St Helens RFC recalled his time on the field both during and after the Second World War.
George’s team was formerly established in 1947, but previous matches had been played under the title “Catholic Grammar School Old Boys”.
Borough Care staff Executive Team at Borough recently took part in an Alzheimer’s Memory Walk, which took place at more people taking part Heaton Park in Manchester. The group of 12, along with one of the team’s dog, walked a total of 7km around the park. So far, the group has raised over £500 for Alzheimer’s Society. Alzheimer’s Society is a charity for anyone affected by dementia.
Borough Care is the largest not for profit provider of care for older people in Stockport. The company has over 20 years of experience supporting people with dementia.
World Diabetes Day is a global campaign which was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organisation and takes place on the 14th November every year (the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin along with Charles Best in 1922).
The theme for this year and 2019 is 'The Family and Diabetes'. One in every two people with diabetes is undiagnosed. Early diagnosis and treatment is key to helping prevent or delay life-threatening complications. Find out more, including ideas of how to participate, at https://www.worlddiabetesday.org/