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Industry Insights

Our sector is subject to constant change but what issues are likely to have the biggest impact? Our people travel the length and breadth of the country visiting clients and observing best practice, and here they set out their insight into what care homes will need to stay ahead of the curve.

Design Trends for 2019
  • interior design
  • care environment

14th March 2019 by Joshua Doherty

Good interior design can have a big influence over how visitors, residents and staff feel about a care home. That’s why it’s useful to keep up to date with the latest trends.

Blueleaf’s design team’s recent visit to the London Design Festival was a chance to do just that.

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Dates for your 2019 diary
  • care industry
  • care conference
  • events

29th January 2019 by Joshua Doherty

We’ve put together a list of key dates we believe you should pencil into your diary for 2019…

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Mattresses - One Size Doesn't Fit All
  • pressure care
  • care
  • safety
  • care environment

29th January 2019 by Joshua Doherty

At Blueleaf we endeavour to meet the need of our clients and make their lives easier. We do this in various ways, such as offering a full bedroom refresh in 7 days, offering a single source supplier solution or by supplying pressure care mattresses that take away the financial and physical strain of treating pressure ulcers.

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Christmas 2018 ordering and deliveries schedule
  • deliveries
  • care
  • safety

6th December 2018 by Joshua Doherty

Please note your Christmas ordering and delivery details are now available. Simply log in to your account for full details, or see the table here. Recommended ordering levels are also included.

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Ready for a Storm?
  • care environment
  • safety
  • care

27th November 2018 by Joshua Doherty

As the media is currently reporting, the latest outlook in weather includes strong gusts and heavy downpours with the arrival of Storm Diana, this week. 

Are you ready for the storm?

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How to create the right environment for dementia residents
  • dementia care
  • dementia

27th November 2018 by Joshua Doherty

It’s vital to create the right living environment for people with dementia. Successful dementia-friendly settings prevent confusion and reduce tension among residents, significantly improving health and general well-being. Not only do they make it easier for staff to provide care, they allow residents to live far more independently. 

Follow our advice to create the right environment for patients in your home.

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A guide to understanding dementia behaviour
  • dementia care
  • dementia
  • alzheimer's

27th November 2018 by Joshua Doherty

Dementia is one of the biggest challenges within the care world right now and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future, therefore, understanding dementia is vital.

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Interior design. Infection control. How to find the right balance.
  • interior design
  • infection control
  • care environment

27th November 2018 by Joshua Doherty

When it comes to infection control, every aspect of a care environment can help prevent the development and spread of germs – and the interior design is no exception.

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Spring Clean Fundamentals
  • cleaning
  • infection control

27th November 2018 by Lee-Anne Fox

A deep clean after the long winter months pays dividends that go beyond infection control. 

It takes only a matter of minutes for someone to make up their mind about your home, and what they see, and smell will influence whether that impression is positive or negative. 

If standards slip, there is a danger that illnesses may spread, and homes can be investigated by the CQC, so here are three steps to consider before embarking on a comprehensive clean.

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