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It’s all in the design! Dementia and the dining experience

Richard Woodward, general manager of the care homes division at apetito, highlights the importance of dining room design in care homes, especially for those living with dementia

The steps to innovating dementia care

Theresa McNally, creative practice manager at Vida Healthcare, discusses how dementia care can be innovated through the mental and physical health of residents and staff

Safe Transfers: removing the obstacles

Have you ever thought about how many times each resident is transferred per day? From bed to bathroom to lounge to dining room, it is a constant activity which must be done safely. Peter Wingrave, director at AAT, looks at options beyond hoisting

Technology and quality assurance: more than just care plans

Rob Hammond, advisory board member at PredicAire, discusses how the implementation of digital technology will benefit care home residents and staff alike

Reducing drug dependency for residents with dementia

The number of care home residents living with dementia is on the rise, leading to an increased use of pharmaceuticals. With official recommendations warning against drug overuse, new approaches must be taken. Fulcrum Care consultant Patricia Gooden-Husbands gives her advice on how to shift the balance for a better quality of care

Designing for efficiencies in infection prevention and control

In the first in a series of articles focusing on infection prevention and control within the long-term care environment, Mary Muir, national clinical consulting manager at Arjo UK, discusses the importance of building design

Meeting the growing demand for specialist nursing care

Exemplar Health Care is investing in a series of new homes, as well as increasing the capacity of some of its existing properties. Developments director Charlotte Lloyd outlines the care provider’s vision

Heatwave advice for care home residents as temperatures soar

With the Met Office issuing its first extreme heat-health alert warning, Will Donnelly, care expert and co-founder of Lottie, has warned of the risks for care home residents.

The road to carbon neutral care: leading the way

Oakland Care has become the UK’s first carbon neutral care home group, with ambitious plans for the future. Joanne Balmer BEM, Oakland Care CEO, explores the journey to reaching this milestone

Lease extensions in the care sector

Tom Lumsden, a partner at CooperBurnett LLP, looks at lease extensions in the care sector

COVER STORY: Why needs-orientated beds are so important for the elderly

Stacey Taylor, marketing manager for wissner bosserhoff in the UK, explains the many benefits that the new sentida sc bed can offer care home operators and their residents

Opening Doors: helping LGBTQ+ people negotiate ageing and care

Laura Benin and Martha Margetson of Opening Doors, a charity providing support for LGBTQ+ people over 50, explore the issues relevant to older LGBTQ+ people as they move into the care environment, and explain the invaluable benefits offered by their Pride in Care quality standard

What lies underfoot: flooring and sustainability

Sustainability has been embedded in the culture of flooring manufacturer Bona since its founding in 1919. Here, Rohit Sharma, resilient sales manager, shares his insight into going green from the ground up

Employing carers from overseas: what you need to know

Brexit has made it harder to recruit carers from outside the UK. Skylar McKeith, head of immigration at Mackrell.Solicitors, guides us through the new process

Fighting infection and isolation: the small household model

Liz Fuggle, design consultant at HammondCare, explains how a ‘cottage’ model of elderly care turned out to be a key ally in the fight against infection and isolation during the COVID pandemic

Care in 2022: An overview and what this means for funding

Jimmy Johns, director at Christie Finance, examines the pressures that care providers find themselves under, and discusses the implications for funding

Tanworth Court: where design meets the highest level of care

Marcus Spencer, technical director, and Tanya Jenkins, associate engineer, both of British consultancy ONE Creative Environments, and Tony Marinou, architect at Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, explain how an innovative and collaborative approach to sustainable design resulted in an award-winning dementia care facility

The Residential & Home Care Show 2022: Editor’s report

Returning after a three-year hiatus, 2022’s Residential & Home Care Show had a great deal to offer. The Care Home Environment editor Matt Seex was there on the opening day

COVER STORY: Data-driven and human-centric: Vayyar Care’s Greyt Revolution

Stuart Barclay, UK sales director of care home equipment supplier Vayyar Care, chairs a roundtable to explore key issues in the care technology space

Air conditioning: is there a place for AC in care homes?

Making sure that residents feel comfortable is of paramount importance to care home operators. A key aspect of this is getting the temperature right. Here, Phil Cunningham, head of air conditioning & refrigeration at equipment and servicing specialist JLA, tells us more.

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Care Homes: Beyond COVID

National Conference Centre, Birmingham
20th September 2022

The Care Show 2022

National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
12th October - 13th October 2022

Care Roadshows - London

Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom
18th October 2022

The Future of Care Conference North

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1st November 2022

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15th November 2022

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