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The BBI SEM scanner, which detects pressure ulcers at an early stage

Latest news from BBI LLC, pressure ulcer detection experts

The latest news from BBI LLC, the pioneers in biometric-sensor based medical devices…

September 2019

BBI LLC boosts its…

St Budeaux Pupils Get Creative

St Budeaux Pupils Get Creative

Residents at a care home in Plymouth say that regular visits from pupils of nearby St Budeaux Foundation School are ‘a breath of fresh air.’ 

The Year 4 …

Cannon Hygiene's Steve Nurdin

How hygiene can make up for funding cuts

Steve Nurdin, marketing manager at Cannon Hygiene, explains how an effective hygiene strategy can help care homes providers achieve positive customer feedback…

Michael Johnson-Ellis of Healthier Recruitment on career progression for nurses

How can nurses and carers progress their careers?

Michael Johnson-Ellis, one of the managing directors of Healthier Recruitment – an agency that fills vacancies for NHS, private and third sector healthcare…

Mepilex dressings have five layers

Mepilex dressings use state-of-the-art technology

 To promote efficient healing

Care & Nursing Essentials editor Victoria Galligan heard three different views on the new Swedish-deigned dressing Mepilex…

Aden Lodge Christmas card appeal

Christmas card appeal for Huddersfield’s elderly

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…

elderly lady with Christmas gift

Giving a helping hand to the elderly during the festive season

While there are various positive aspects and associations related to the festive period, Christmastime can also result in loneliness becoming clearer for people to…

Care Management Software

Why Should I Invest in Care Management Software?

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…

Winner of best ancillary worker in the North East

Best ancillary worker in the North East care industry is…

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…

NACC Care Chef of the Year 2019 logo

NACC Care Chef of the Year 2019 competition opens for entries

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) has begun its annual search for the nation’s best care chef.  The NACC Care Chef of the Year 2019 competition is now…

Patsy from Balhousie Care Group dancing to music

Music all in a day's work at Balhousie Care Group

It's not a bad day at work when you spend a large part of it listening to your favourite song tracks. But that's just how Balhousie Care Group employees spent a day…

The mayor and mayoress of Newcastle in the Dementia Advice Centre

Pioneering Dementia Advice Centre launched in Newcastle

In a bid to ensure effective, coordinated, community-based support for people who have been diagnosed with dementia, a pioneering dementia advice centre has opened in…

Borough Care Residents Enjoying New Meal Service    

Borough Care Residents Enjoying New Meal Service    

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…

Nantwich Retirement Village resident with a cow

Nantwich Retirement Village Rated 'Outstanding' For It's Domiciliary Care

Regulators gave Richmond Nantwich Retirement Village the highest possible rating, putting in the top 3% of services in England

A retirement village in…

Inexpensive Staff E-Learning for Nurses and Care Professionals

Inexpensive Staff E-Learning for Nurses and Care Professionals

Quality patient care is the objective of every service provider. To achieve this requires considerable planning, long-term commitment and careful management within a…

Alexandra white entertainer captivating nostalgic in care - homes

Alexandra white entertainer captivating nostalgic in care - homes

Alexandra white singer and entertainer captivating nostalgic in care - homes west midlands and surrounding areas.

Alexandra preforms a huge repertoire of…

Royal Alfred's Anne Kasey on social care training

Society’s social care training benefits residents and staff alike

Anne Kasey, Home Manager and Clinical Lead for maritime charity, the Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, discusses the importance of investing in training in the social…

Probably the most economical tableware on the market

Probably the most economical tableware on the market

Probably the most economical tableware on the market - Gompels Super Tuff Melamine

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Melamine has been valued…

Closomat Adaption Toilet

Home Adaptation Good Practice

The latest report on delivery of home adaptation provision maintains ‘the overarching aim’ is for it to be accessible and timely.

Service providers can take a…

Hazelgrove Court Care Home residents Susan Turner and Pat Keleher take part in a Rainbow Tai Chi session

Tai chi sessions for North Yorkshire care home residents

TAI CHI sessions are being piloted at a North Yorkshire care home, Hazelgrove Care Home, to help residents with their mobility and stress levels.

The ancient…

Mamma Mia 2 has elderly dancing in cinema aisles 

Mamma Mia 2 has elderly dancing in cinema aisles 

A CINEMA turned into a dance hall for elderly care home residents during a dementia friendly screening of hit musical Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

Residents…

Four Acres care home interior

£6 million investment to rebuild Studley care home, Four Acres

Runwood Homes Senior Living has invested £6 million to rebuild former Warwickshire County Council owned care home, Four Acres, turning it into a modernised and…

Rugby veteran George inspires young players

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…

Care UK secures its fourth outstanding rating from CQC

Care UK secures its fourth outstanding rating from CQC

Perry Manor care home in Worcestershire has become Care UK’s fourth home to secure an outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission.

The home opened in…

Care Staff on Memory Walk

Care Staff Complete Memory Walk

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.…

World Diabetes Day – 14 November 2018

World Diabetes Day – 14 November 2018

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…

It's Time To Be Bold When It Comes To Attracting Younger Talent

It's Time To Be Bold When It Comes To Attracting Younger Talent

It is no secret that there is a recruitment crisis within the social care sector and recent statistics suggest that one million new care workers are needed by 2025 to…

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What a No Deal Brexit would mean for social care

Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has submitted evidence to the Health and Social Care Select Committee’s…

legionella in the lungs

Compliance is in the air – and water

Did you know it’s a legal requirement to provide clean fresh air and water to your residents? Gary Nicholls, MD of Swiftclean Building Services, and co-author…

Stretchy Boots for Swollen Feet

Stretchy Boots for Swollen Feet

The Markle from Cosyfeet is the ultimate comfort boot disguised as a great-looking winter casual. It comes in a 6E width as standard and incorporates an elastane…

Sheepskin-lined Bootee for Swollen Feet

Sheepskin-lined Bootee for Swollen Feet

The new Scandi-style Anna bootee from Cosyfeet provides supreme warmth and comfort for swollen feet. Made with a 100% pure wool upper and a genuine sheepskin lining,…

Essential Healthcare Solutions get tough on cross infection prevention with Miele

Essential Healthcare Solutions get tough on cross infection prevention with Miele

Eradicating potentially harmful bugs such as C.diff, MRSA and Norovirus is just one of the tasks