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Naidex 46: Aspiring for a Better Future of Independent Living

Naidex 2020 and all co-located events postponed due to coronavirus. The show will confirm the new dates by Monday 16th March. For more details, please visit…

Group of people singing for people with dementia

Call for volunteers for study into benefits of singing for people with dementia 

The transformative power of singing for people with dementia was brought to the public’s attention in the recent BBC1 documentary, ‘Our Dementia Choir with Vicky…

Elderly women in social care

Does the UK Government need to rethink social care?

Nine in ten over 55 say UK Government needs to rethink social care for the older population

Audley…

Nurse washing hands to prevent infection control

Spotlight on Infection Control

In the lead up to National Bug Busting Day on 31st January, MediSupplies is raising awareness of…

Disposable gloves

Offering extensive cost savings on disposable gloves

Disposable gloves are essential in protecting the wellbeing of employees, controlling the spread of infection and preventing possible cross-contamination. Ensuring…

Care home bedroom with elderly lady and care worker - What makes a safe home for the elderly?

What makes a safe home for the elderly?

It can be very difficult to imagine what it is like to be old; especially if you are very young and in good health. But imagine you could put on a pair of glasses…

Interior landscaping in a care home - plants and chandelier

Inject new life into rooms with interior landscaping

Inject new life into rooms with interior landscaping: a cost effective way to refresh decor and increase physical and mental health

The…

infection control - Trish Smith from Red Roofs

Ensuring effective hygiene and infection control in care

Trish Smith is general manager at Red Roofs Residential Care Home, part of Red Homes Healthcare. Trish joined the home in 1988, moving through the ranks to…

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Sensory rooms: six mistakes care homes need to avoid

Most care professionals are well aware of the benefits of sensory rooms – they are spaces which offer a calming, soothing environment or can trigger reactions and…

Carecom – Tunstall's new nurse call system

Tunstall Healthcare's new nurse call system set to shake up industry

Connected care and health solutions provider Tunstall Healthcare has launched an innovative and revolutionary nurse call system, Tunstall Carecom.

Already…

A resident & care home nurse in a bright lighting in a care environment

Want to improve your care environment for residents and staff?

New, revolutionary lighting - ‘Circadian Plus’ by amBX will transform your care environment by providing elite benefits. Research has proven that circadian lighting,…

Stevenage nursing home residents at a primary school for lunch

Stevenage nursing home residents visit primary school for lunch

School caterers HCL, alongside a primary school in Hertfordshire, are piloting a new project that brings elderly people from local care homes into school so children…

Speaker at Care Sector Ball

Care Sector Ball confirms headline partners for 2020

The leading supporters for the care sector's biggest fundraising event have been confirmed for 2020. Specialist care provider,…

Bluebird Care team photograph

Bluebird Care Ranked 16th on Top 100!

Bluebird Care, the UK’s largest homecare provider, has ranked 16th on the prestigious

Harrogate Neighbours with emergency lifting chair

Harrogate Neighbours cut fall assistance times thanks to emergency lifting chair

Harrogate Neighbours cut fall assistance times from 6 hours to 15 minutes thanks to emergency lifting chair.

Harrogate-based Yorkshire Care Equipment have…

Heating - an LST radiator in a care home lounge

What heating to consider for retirement villages

Care and nursing homes normally steal the spotlight when it comes to safety considerations regarding heating, however, retirement villages shouldn’t be overlooked.…

Legionella - droplet of water

How can Legionella be prevented in care and nursing homes?

Dave Lancaster from Uponor, provider of total solutions for the safe transportation of water around buildings, discusses the importance of safeguarding…

A child giving a woman living with dementia a christmas gift

Creating a Happy Christmas for Someone Living with Dementia

Spending time with loved ones over Christmas is what the festive season is all about, and for those living with dementia it’s just as important. There are, however,…

ASH Healthcare Training - staff member and care resident

ASH Healthcare Training - Training is our passion

We, at ASH Healthcare Training, have an outstanding…

Gompels Healthcare infection control range

Cost-effective infection control from Gompels Healthcare

With care budgets continuing to be cut across the UK, keeping your care home to the standard that prospective residents and their families will be expecting is an on-…

Care sector's biggest fundraising event

Care Sector's biggest fundraising event confirmed for 2020

The Care Sector Fundraising Ball, which this year raised a staggering…

Fiona Phillips - Chair of Future Of Care Conference

Fiona Phillips to Chair Future of Care Conference London 2020

The Future of Care Conference is pleased to announce that broadcaster and TV presenter, Fiona Phillips, has been confirmed as chair for the event on 3rd March 2020 at…

CQC outstanding - Care worker with a resident

From good to outstanding: how to improve your care home’s CQC rating

Getting an outstanding Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating can sometimes seem unattainable, especially given the current challenges faced by social care in the UK.…

Mealtime in a care home - a chance to boost nutrition

Enhancing the dining experience while boosting nutrition

A good meal can offer more benefits than just nutrition; food plays an important part in social life and activity; especially in the elderly. A good meal is often…

Unplanned Care Congress - info card

Unplanned Care Congress: February 2020, London

Reducing trips to Accident and Emergency is the focus of the Unplanned Care Congress: Improving Flow & Reducing Statistics, which aims to help healthcare…

NuVu Life: Liqui-Life Shakes

NuVu Life: Liqui-Life Shakes

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…

Young carer & resident - How To Help & Support Your Activity Coordinators

How To Help & Support Your Activity Coordinators

Calling All Care & Dementia Home Groups, Managers and Regional Support Teams: How To Help & Support Your Activity Coordinators by Gillian Hesketh of…

Victoria Syvelster of Acacia Training on setting higher standards in social work

‘Until society sees social care differently, we won’t solve the real crisis in the sector’

There’s no doubt that the social care sector needs a major overhaul. But until society stops seeing care work as a second-rate profession, we will never solve…

Care homes recruitment - care workers on a computer

How can care homes attract more staff?

Emma Platt, division manager of White Recruitment Health & Social Care, one of the UK’s foremost recruiters for care homes, discusses recruiting and…

Runwood Homes staff and resident

Run of positive CQC Inspection Outcomes continues for Runwood Homes

Following news shared earlier this month, Runwood Homes are delighted to continue their string of strong CQC inspection outcomes, with three more positive inspection…

Residents doing their best to combat loneliness of older people this Christmas

Let’s do our bit to combat loneliness of older people this Christmas

According to Age UK, more than 3.8m people in England over the age of 75 live alone, with 40% saying that the television is their main source of company.
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Roger Daniels of Red Homes on oral hygiene

The importance of oral hygiene in care

Roger Daniel is CEO at Red Homes Healthcare. Having grown up working in and around care homes, Roger has vast experience in delivering care. Here he discusses…