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Care & Nursing Essentials' round-up of news and advice on the coronavirus outbreak for those working in care homes, including a printable guide…
Care homes urge visitors to stay away
As coronavirus cases in the UK continue to rise, many care homes have now taken the decision to ban visitors unless absolutely necessary.
Despite the government’s decision not to advise distancing, many care providers took the decision to reduce the number of people coming in and out of care home settings in order to help stem the spread of the virus.
Rosebery House Care Home in Eastbourne specialises in care for the elderly. They offer residential care in a warm, safe and welcoming environment with 24-hour care.
Manorhey in Urmston and Allingham House in Timperley were both inspected in May, with the reports published in recent weeks.
They were found to be good across all five inspection areas, with inspectors concluding both homes were safe, effective, car
ing, responsive, and well-led.
The report for Manorhey, a purpose-built home that offers residential, nursing, and dementia care, highlighted ‘significant improvements’ to the overall ‘lived experience’ for people living with dementia.
Rebecca Fairfield, Head of Key Accounts at BRITA VIVREAU, shares how care homescan ensure optimum hygiene in shared areas and all with one eye on the planet
With the 19th July marking Freedom Day, we’re starting to see life returning to some kind of normality. Although this may feel like the news we’ve been waiting for, for some it’s likely to be more daunting and for care homes in particular, there will be increased pressure to keep residents safe and healthy as we find our way over the coming months.
Two lifesaving defibrillators have been donated by Cavanna Homes to the family and school of 12-year-old Ella Halfyard who was diagnosed with a serious heart condition earlier this year.
One defibrillator has been installed at Torquay Girls’ Grammar School and the other is portable, which means that Ella and her family have peace of mind whether she’s at home or out and about.
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Cinnamon Care Collection is an exclusive group of luxury care homes and retirement developments in beautiful locations throughout the country.
The Cinnamon team have a strong commitment to Cinnamon’s vision and values to help transform their residents’ lives for the better.
- Residents will be able to spend time away from their care home with family and friends
- Every resident can nominate an ‘Essential Care Giver’ to provide additional support during visits
- This is the latest cautious step taken to restore care home visits to as close to normality as possible
Care home residents will be able to spend more time with family and friends, including overnight stays as part of an easing of visiting restrictions announced.
Residents and team members at an Epsom care home have put their best foot forward and raised almost £800 for a cause close to their hearts.
The team at Care UK’s Appleby House, wanted to create an exciting fundraising activity for residents and their relatives, which everyone could participate in no matter what their walking ability might be – and so the ‘Appleby Chair to 5km Challenge’ was born.
With the summer in full swing and the recent pandemic situation, the need to spend time outdoors has never been so prevalent. We’ve therefore outlined five of the greatest benefits that a canopy brings to care settings when paired with a nature garden.
English National Ballet announces plans to support people whose lives are affected by dementia.
Central to English National Ballet’s Dance for Dementia programme is a new partnership with Barchester Healthcare which will see the Company deliver an in-house professional development programme for staff as well as a range of dance and music focussed live events and workshops for residents.
In our lifetime, there has rarely been a greater sense of camaraderie than over the past year. The nation united under a common health threat and the common good delivered by a National Health Service at their time of need. In March 2020 the world was forced to stop, readjust, and overcome the barriers this virus has inflicted upon us all. Whilst it has sadly been a tragedy for so many businesses, households, and livelihoods, it has by no means stopped great British ideas, ingenuity, and innovation.
The Cambridgeshire Care Home is an attractive, modern purpose-built care home with beautiful landscaped gardens situated in the Cambridgeshire countryside providing care for up to 72 elderly people. The home prides itself on providing bespoke care for residential, nursing and dementia residents whether their stay is for a short respite period or as a permanent resident.
Registration is now open for Care Roadshows 2021 and these fantastic one-day events are back with a triumph and ready to re-connect the care sector. This year, the Roadshows will be returning to Liverpool, Glasgow, London and Cardiff. As always, the events strive to help attendees deliver outstanding care by bringing them face-to-face with the leading innovation and inspiration in the sector.