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

11th September 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

11th September 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

23rd August 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

20th August 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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Three Hygiene and Infection Control Essentials
  • Hygiene
  • Infection Control

20th August 2018 by Lee-Anne Fox

As highlighted under the Health & Social Care Act 2008, the implementation of a stringent cleaning and hygiene policy minimises the risk of cross-contamination and infection.

So how do you go about defining and implementing an effective hygiene policy? And where are the hygiene hotspots where the chain of infection can be broken?

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Promised Land: The Rise Of The Dementia Village Might Be The Future Of Care For People With Alzheimer's.
  • Alzheimer's
  • Dementia

7th September 2018 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? 

 

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The Gloves Are Off
  • Gloves
  • Personal Protection
  • Safety

7th September 2018 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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