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Care home artist Sarah with her paintings

Sarah celebrates 25 years as care home artist

Wales’ first ever care home artist in residence is celebrating a quarter of a century in the ground-breaking role.
Talented Sarah Edwards was engaged as a…

Doulton water helping an old woman with her hydration needs

Helping older people to meet their hydration needs

Adequate hydration is essential to maintaining good health.
Most adults are able to monitor and respond to their hydration needs. However, this…

Urology products from Manfred Sauer

Manfred Sauer UK - urology products with a difference

Manfred Sauer UK – Manufacturer of urology products with a difference, often designed by end users with unique features and benefits! 

Sheaths…

care home staff in action in a lounge

Poor care home staff retention can lead to Special Measures

Helen Fuller, Managing Director at Care 4 Quality, discusses the shortage in care home staff and …

Fusion Care Biometrics Scanner

Effective time & attendance with biometrics results in staff accountability

The demand for efficient and reliable employees in the sector is essential for a sustainable business model and technology provides expertise to assist desired…

Residents at Gracewell of Bookham Care Home

Volunteering at Gracewell of Bookham Care Home

Local Married Couple Give Insight Into Volunteering at Gracewell of Bookham Care Home

Volunteering is both admirable and rewarding, and at…

Laughing resident with good mental health in care home

Mental Health in Care Homes

The most effective care organisations take a truly holistic approach to healthcare, encompassing both mental and physical health. From our earliest years to later…

Aqualease aquariums

Aqualease - aquariums for the health care sector

Aqualease have been providing aquariums within the health care arena since 2003.…

pureed meals by Wiltshire Farm Foods

Wiltshire Farm Foods unveils a new Softer Foods range

The UK’s leading frozen meals delivery service, Wiltshire Farm Foods, has unveiled an enhanced range of dishes to improve the visual quality of its award-winning…

Castle View in Windsor

Castle View: The powerful effect of independent living

"We don’t celebrate maturity, we don’t celebrate wisdom," commented actress Kirsten Scott Thomas (almost 60) recently in an interview with The Telegraph Magazine – …

Incontinence pants

Dementia and Incontinence

Dementia is an umbrella term for a host of memory loss symptoms. As dementia becomes more prevalent with age, many sufferers are also dealing with incontinence. …

People at Care Roadshows

Care Roadshows Celebrates 10 Years

Care Roadshows returns for 2020 with five great events to celebrate its 10th year!
 
Shows across the UK will feature exhibitors from top care brands with…

Hand hygiene - a woman washing her hands

New approaches to hand hygiene

The importance of hand hygiene has been understood and accepted for a long time. The majority of infections – around 80 per cent according to studies – are passed by…

Avery one staff well-being programme

Avery launches staff well-being programme

High levels of staff transience, combined with a sometimes unattractive reputation for the adult social care sector, means it is often a challenge to attract and…

​​social care workers look at a computer screen

The future of social care post-Brexit

Stephen Wilson, CEO of Netli.co, discusses the impact which the points-based immigration system could have on…

LST radiators being cleaned in a care home

Are your care home's LST radiators harbouring bacteria?

It’s essential for care and nursing homes to be easy and efficient to clean as it has to be done so often. Care homes can become quite busy as the staff occupy the…

Resident from care home being kept hygienic by nurse

Keeping your care home hygienic

Keeping your care home hygienic: Making sure residents are healthy and happy 

Safe hygiene practices, infection control and health and wellbeing play a major…

Firefighter tackling medical oxygen fires

Medical oxygen fires: how better safety can save lives

There is a need for more training and education around the risk of medical oxygen fires, explains Richard Radford, Managing Director of medical gas control specialist…

Man in care home beating the flu

Beating the flu in care homes this winter 

Influenza (commonly known as the “flu”) season is in full swing. This usually brings a chorus of sniffs and sneezes as people across the UK battle through illness.…

A pack of AYMES for treating Malnutrition in Community Care Settings

Screening and Treating Malnutrition in Community Care Settings

Malnutrition is a major clinical and public health problem in the UK. It’s estimated that over 3 million people are malnourished, with 93% living in the community and…

Eyecare FAQ Infographic

Eyecare – we care!

If you are looking after elderly people in residential care, they may need assistance with mobility,…

Eating disorders in the elderly

Eating Disorders in the Elderly – Are we taking the threat seriously?

Challenged to conjure the image of a person with an eating disorder, who are you going to picture?
Someone female perhaps? Skeletal? And, most likely…an…

Borough Care residents visiting Wonderland Festival

Borough Care Residents Explore Wonderland Festival

Residents from Borough Care’s Meadway Court in Bramhall recently…

General managers from Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare on the awards night

Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare Celebrate Excellence

Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare have celebrated brilliance across the organisation, at…

Older man holding a mobile phone - going digital

What can Going Digital look like? 

This a question we are often asked at Care Vision and more so in the social sare industry. It is seen as…

dementia technology

How can we take action against dementia using technology?

In the UK, someone develops dementia every three minutes, and the Alzheimer’s Society estimates that the number of people living alone with the condition will double…

Resident using care technology

Care technology plays growing role in facilities for the elderly and infirm

Electronic systems are helping operators in the growing care homes sector to provide caring environments that are not only comfortable and friendly, but also safe,…

Bupa care home workers recruited via youth scheme

Bupa care home workers recruited via youth scheme

A group of young Bupa care home workers were recruited to the care sector via a scheme with the Prince's Trust and Barclays/ The next steps for Bupa's partnership…

Wnedy - a Bupa care home worker who uses Wagestream to help manage her finances

How Bupa care home workers are keeping control of their finances

Bupa recently introduced the income-streaming app, Wagestream, which will allow nearly 11,000 colleagues to…

Nerys Carpenter - Borough Care Home's new area manager

Borough Care Appoints New Area Manager  

Borough Care has promoted Nerys Carpenter to the position of Area Manager.  Nerys was previously Home Manager of Borough Care’s Shepley House in Hazel Grove.  Borough…