Care home security has never been so important. The UK’s population is ageing at a significant rate, with the proportion of those aged 65 and above now making up 18% of our population, says Peter Jackson, MD at Jacksons Fencing.
Currently, just under half a million people (4% of the population) in the UK reside in care homes, and with a predicted 24.8% of the population over the ages of 65 by 2050, demand on these buildings is likely to continue to rise.
Using unflushable cleansing wipes in care homes and hospitals is a dangerous false economy that puts lives at risk, warns infection control specialist DDC Dolphin.
Low-grade wipes that cannot be macerated or flushed will block drains and damage expensive sluice room equipment – leading to machine downtime and a higher risk of infection.
Care home and hospital staff have to separate unflushable wipes from maceratable medical pulp. That means more contact and higher infection risks – in the midst of the Covid-19 second wave.
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The demand for efficient and reliable employees in the sector is essential for a sustainable business model and technology provides expertise to assist desired results. An excellent proven example is the introduction of Biometrics into the care home providing the identification of people based upon their physical characteristics such as their fingerprints, here the person themselves becomes the single source of information for time attendance within the home, and not by what he/she has to input through paper and pen data.
It is well-known in the care sector that malnutrition affecting the senior population is an ever-growing concern. Indeed, it is common-knowledge that underweight residents require higher levels of care and are much more likely to be hospitalised.
Unfortunately, catering to people who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition can be a challenge.
A new guide on architectural ironmongery and specialist applications has been launched for those specifying hardware in care homes.
The Specifier’s Guide to Ironmongery for Specialist Applications is one of five guides created by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) to ensure that anyone involved in the specification of architectural ironmongery has access to the latest, best practice advice. All of the guides are available to download for free from the GAI website.
The College of Podiatry has worked alongside Cosyfeet in advising which of the company’s extra roomy footwear styles are suitable for people with diabetes.
Optimum Medical has developed Ugo 4 Weeks to help give care homes more control over supplies of catheter drainage and fixation products. We understand that there are unique challenges regarding the control of these products in the care home environment.
Some of the following scenarios may sound familiar:
Healthcare environments face some of the biggest challenges of any industry when looking at cost reduction. Maintaining exceptional levels of care in the face of tight budget constraints is extremely difficult, even for the largest of care providers.
Leafield AquaPod Solves the Dregs Problem!
“I want to put my disposable coffee cup in the bin but what should I do with the liquid dregs?” A problem we have all encountered. Should I tip it all in the bin and hope for the best or attempt surreptitiously to water a nearby, unsuspecting potted plant?
Care homes increasingly choose Meiko’s 3 and 5-year “No-Bills” guarantee, available on warewashing and washer/disinfector appliances.
Skopos is excited to bring to market 3 new flame retardant, Crib 5 faux leathers this month. With 3 distinctly different finishes, the faux leathers provide a neat and elegant finishing touch for a variety of contract interiors.
With an antiqued/aged effect, in a range of leather-look colours the Kiri design mimics the sophisticated feel of leather. With a clear emboss Hiakois offered in a range of colours, suited to a variety of contract interiors. Hiako pushes the palette for designers to include both colours and neutrals into any contract scheme.
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