RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES
Sensory Trust’s Wendy Brewin, project manager, and Claire Francis, commercial manager, on the value outdoor spaces bring to every step of the care journey, and why clean air is key
Arts therapy can have a profound impact on quality of life for care home residents. Daniel Thomas, managing director at Chroma Therapies, tells us more
Care Home Open Week takes place on 27 June to 3 July. Here, Rebecca Woolley, director of organisers Championing Social Care, explains why it is a perfect opportunity to showcase care home environments while engaging the local community
Julie Booth, head of quality at Exemplar Health Care, a leading provider of specialist nursing care for adults living with complex and high acuity needs, discusses how to foster a person-centred culture for dementia care
Duncan Leitch, senior director of healthcare real estate in the health and social care team at Virgin Money, explains the importance of investor/operator relationships in the social care sector
Care England held its Facing the future conference in London in March, boasting no less than the secretary of state as speaker. The King’s Fund’s Future of care event the following week hosted the minister of state for care and mental health. The Care Home Environment editor Matt Seex attended both events
The impact of the COVID pandemic has highlighted the challenges inherent in dementia provision. Tanya Clover, head of dementia and personalisation at Porthaven Care Homes Group, looks at some key issues.
The cost-of-living crisis is biting hard, with prices rising across the board. From increasing fuel and electricity prices to spiralling wholesale food costs, care home operators are feeling the pinch like never before.
The way that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspects and regulates services is changing. Mei-Ling Huang, partner in the social care team at Royds Withy King, gives us her view on the proposed changes.
Living with dementia should never mean having to compromise on those beliefs and values that define who we are.
As this year’s National Careers Week draws to a close, Kirsty Simmonds, Adult Health & Social Care Lead at Connect2Care, explores the value of apprenticeships in attracting and retaining staff.
Interiors by New Dawn, which has a wealth of experience in designing dementia-friendly environments - from extra care schemes and social housing to care homes and retirement schemes - outlines its approach to designing a dementia-friendly environment for the over 55’s.
Wildlife expert and director of natural food supplier Ark Wildlife Sean McMenemy gives his top tips for embracing the benefits of birdwatching for care home residents and adapting the activity for different accessibility needs
To mark You Can Care Week running from 22 February to 27 February, Mike Phillips of social care development outfit Meaningful Care Matters explains care staff creativity to support others can be unleashed.