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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.

The future of care homes
  • care sector
  • future
  • technology
  • robots
  • brexit
  • ageing population
  • AI
  • dementia

16th September 2019 by Roy Edwards

The care sector is in a time of change, and while there is a degree of uncertainty as to what the future holds, the opportunities are also exciting.

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Elderly care around the world: how does the UK compare?
  • elderly care
  • care sector
  • global
  • worldwide

6th September 2019 by Roy Edwards

From modular, affordable housing, to dementia villages and the introduction of robots, there are many exciting initiatives appearing in elderly care around the world.

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The pressure of staff shortages in care homes
  • staff shortages
  • brexit
  • ageing population

29th August 2019 by Roy Edwards

The level of vacancies and turnovers in the care sector are the highest they’ve ever been, which is putting an increasing amount of pressure on care homes.

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How to get an outstanding CQC rating
  • cqc

20th August 2019 by Roy Edwards

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

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Recruitment and retention: the impact of Brexit on social care
  • brexit
  • recruitment
  • care

20th August 2019 by Roy Edwards

The UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) on 23rd June 2016, with Article 50 triggered on 29th March 2017. With the initial deadline having passed, we're all in limbo.

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How Interior Design Can Unlock Wellbeing Benefits
  • interior design
  • care environment

20th August 2019 by Joshua Doherty

Joyce McLelland and Dana O’Donell, senior interior designers at Blueleaf, look at how expert interior design know-how can have a positive impact on health and wellbeing and contribute to the success of a care home.

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

20th August 2019 by Joshua Doherty

At Blueleaf we endeavour to meet the need of our clients and make their lives easier. Supplying pressure care mattresses that take away the financial and physical strain of treating pressure ulcers.

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The Rise Of The Dementia Village Might Be The Future Of Care For People With Alzheimer's.
  • alzheimer's
  • dementia

29th August 2019 by Lee-Anne Fox

Is it possible to implement the feeling of freedom for those living with dementia, giving autonomy in our traditional care homes? The so-called dementia village appears to offer the best hope for sufferers.

 

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Creating a care dining experience: making mealtimes enjoyable
  • dining
  • mealtimes

20th August 2019 by Roy Edwards

Meals are a time to socialise, whilst enjoying delicious, nutritious food - and it shouldn’t be any different in care homes. No matter your budget, you can introduce a positive dining experience.

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Practical fire safety guidance for care homes
  • fire safety
  • care

20th August 2019 by Jason Anderson

We all know the devastating consequences fires can cause, yet earlier this year, the London Fire Brigade revealed that 57% of London-based care homes had failed basic fire safety checks.

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