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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.

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

16th May 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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Design Trends for 2019
  • interior design
  • care environment

16th May 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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Mattresses - One Size Doesn't Fit All
  • pressure care
  • care
  • safety
  • care environment

16th May 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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The Gloves Are Off
  • gloves
  • personal protection
  • safety

16th May 2019 by Lee-Anne Fox

As distributors of over 20 million gloves every month, we’ve developed an understanding of the pros and cons of each type.

With options that include latex, vinyl and nitrile, here are the factors that matter when it comes to choosing which glove is the best fit for the task in hand.

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

16th May 2019 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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The Most Innovative Technology in The Care Industry
  • technology
  • dementia care
  • care environment
  • care home equipment

16th May 2019 by Joshua Doherty

Technology in the care industry is constantly improving and benefiting the lives of residents and industry professionals. We’re looking at what new technology will be used in the care home of the future as residents become more tech-savvy and the need for improved efficiency produces superior automated systems. In this piece we look at a sample of what we think will be used in every care home of the future.

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Spring Clean Fundamentals
  • cleaning
  • infection control

16th May 2019 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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Dates for your 2019 diary
  • care industry
  • care conference
  • events

16th May 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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Ready for a Storm?
  • care environment
  • safety
  • care

16th May 2019 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

16th May 2019 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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