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Ozone
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Protecting residents from the COVID 19 pandemic is right at the top of every care and nursing home’s agenda.

When used correctly, ozone is scientifically proven to kill coronavirus.  Indeed, ozone has been used successfully across the care sector to minimise the threat to the sick and elderly.

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Orbis Education and Care
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Orbis Education and Care has appointed a leading autism education specialist in the form of Sue Hatton. Sue joins the UK education and care provider in a role created to help achieve ultimate levels of autism intelligence across the organisation.
 
Wales-based Orbis Education and Care runs 17 schools, residential homes and day facilities for children and adults with complex needs associated with autism and is one of the UK’s leading specialist providers.
 

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Germerase
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First British commercial product to be tested on live SARS-Cov-2, the virus causing COVID-19
 
Multi-surface protector kills up to 99.9999% of pathogens in under 30 seconds and provides a protective barrier for up to 48 hours 
 
British scientific breakthrough can turn the tide against hospital infections and superbugs, while supporting vaccines in the fight against COVID-19 and saving the NHS billions


 
GermErase, a new brand at the frontline of protecting against COVID-19, infections and superbugs, has launched its first product range. 

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The Oaks Care Home this Valentine’s Day
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The Oaks Care Home in Newtown, Powys celebrated the most romantic night of the year by holding a Valentine’s Ball for its residents.


Staff worked hard to create a special day for everyone in the home, including a number of married couples who live there together.


As well as a special afternoon tea with homemade decorated cookies, there was Love Bingo with prizes to be won, a couple of familiar game shows to take part in and a chance to dress up with the theme of wearing something red.

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helping care homes recover
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Care home operators need to consider taking a series of measures in order to recover from the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Many homes have been severely impacted over the past 12 months and are now seeking ways to drive new enquiries and occupancy levels.

Maxine Parry, Regional Director of Caresolve, one of the UK’s leading care home consultancies, which is headquartered in Warrington, said that trust will be a vital part of any new strategy.

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COVID vaccine
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Residents and staff at Nottingham’s specialist care group, Church Farm Care, have received their first COVID-19 injections today (22 January 2021) as part of the government’s national vaccination programme.

The roving vaccine service visited all four homes, three of which offer specialist dementia care, in a day that’s been described as one of “massive relief” for residents, staff and family members alike.

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free online music training
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Playlist for Life, the UK’s leading music and dementia charity, has launched a new online training platform educating on the use of personal playlists to improve the lives of people living with dementia. The charity has trained over 6000 health and social care professionals since 2015 and is now delivering online training due to the pandemic. The first course to launch on the new platform is a free ‘Playlist for Students’ course open to all UK higher education institutions after a successful trial with over 600 students at Glasgow Caledonian University. 
 

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Arthur receiving special birthday gifts
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A huge Leeds United fan at HC-One’s The Denby care home in Huddersfield recently celebrated his 100th birthday with a gift from the football he has loved for 90 years.
 
Leeds fan Arthur Earnshaw, who resides at HC-One’s Denby care home celebrated his 100th birthday on 7th January and Colleagues at the home wanted to make it as special as possible, given the current circumstances.
 
Arthurs has been a Leeds United fan for as long as he can remember, definitely for over 90 years, so Colleagues contacted the football club to ask a favour on behalf of Arthur.

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Maria Mallaband donation of books
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  • Cedar Court Care Home in Cranleigh, Surrey, has donated 150 children’s books to Royal Surrey Charity, bringing smiles to children in hospital over Christmas and New Year.

Young children being cared for in Hascombe Ward, children’s outpatients, and A&E over the past few weeks have been given a copy of Gerry Giraffe and the Loch Ness Monster – a charming and colourful illustrated story which they could keep.

The books were written by Cedar Court Business development manager Pam Sharman. She said:

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Life lessons from 100 year old teacher
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A much-loved woman living in Bearsden has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Centenarian Marjorie Ada Chahin, better known as Margot, celebrated her 100th birthday at Antonine House Care Home.

A former teacher, Margot’s lessons haven’t stopped yet as she shares some life wisdom which has never been more important: “Always find the positives in life and think about others before yourself.”

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Care UK catering expert lifts national trophy
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Care UK’s James Clear has received one of the highest accolades in care catering – the National Association of Care Caters’ special achievement award.
 
This year’s Pam Rhodes Outstanding Achievement Award was presented to the Care UK hotel services manager after judges were impressed with his commitment to ensuring every resident has not just tempting and nutritious food but also a dignified dining experience.
 

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The National Association of Care Catering supports sector with relevant virtual seminars
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The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) is hosting a series of virtual seminars to support its members and the care catering sector as they continue to navigate the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic.
 

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Marie Curie to support Care UK teams
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Leading end of life charity, Marie Curie and care home provider Care UK, are working together to provide additional support to care home teams and to help prepare for any future outbreaks.

Marie Curie will work with Care UK on its approach to end of life care, including evaluating current training and practice, provide support to Care UK home managers to enhance resilience among team members, and will be on hand for care home colleagues who need a space to share, reflect and learn, with the opportunity to speak to Marie Curie experts about any aspect of end of life care.

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Planned Preventative Maintenance
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Planned preventative maintenance (PPM) of sluice room machines is vital in the battle against healthcare-associated infections, warns leading equipment manufacturer DDC Dolphin.


Covid-19 can be present in faeces, blood and urine. Care homes and hospitals are being urged to invest their government infection control funding in vital sluice room maintenance and upgrades.


The government has extended the Infection Control Fund until March 2021 with a further £546 million, enabling care homes to:

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Cleaning & Sanitising with Steam
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In hospital and care home establishments the knowledge that cleaning can be combined with a proven infection control programme is a vitally important factor to be taken into account when considering a cleaning machine purchase and never more important than in these difficult times of Covid 19.

To demonstrate the efficacy of the products from the Duplex range most used in the healthcare sector we commissioned independent tests by the Hospital Infection Research Laboratory, Birmingham which proved exceptional kill rates of bacteria found in the hospital environment.

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