Five ways care homes can use video to counter negative perceptions

Cameron Campbell, marketing project lead of care sector marketing agency Smooth Digital, outlines how the use of video can counter the negative public perception created by the mainstream media over Covid-19

How to manage health testing in your care home

Thomson Screening chief operating officer Marta Kalas runs through her checklist for ensuring care homes are on top of health testing during the Covid-19 pandemic

How to safely reintroduce visitors to care homes

Charles Spencer, principal health & safety consultant at employment law firm Ellis Whittam shares best practice for the safe resumption of care home visits

Data:the light bulb moment arrives for social care

Co-founder and director of Person Centred Software Jonathan Papworth explains how data generated by digital tools can inform care provision, drive service improvement and help operators achieve more than ever in a post-Covid world.

Cooking up health benefits with a therapy kitchen

Peter Davies, UK sales manager of accessible kitchen supplier Ropox, outlines the benefits of therapy kitchens for those suffering from neurological conditions.

Supporting social care with assistive technology

Tunstall Healthcare UK managing director Gavin Bashar discusses the impact that Covid-19 is having on social care services and the important role of assistive technology in supporting organisations and individuals at this unprecedented time

Why going acoustic is as clear as a bell

Phillip Moorcraft, UK director of communication and alert systems provider for hospitals and care homes CLB, explains how acoustic monitoring can free up stretched care workers at a time when going ‘above and beyond’ is a necessity

Biorisk management and preparing for outbreaks

Dianna Steinbach, vice-president of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and Dr. Stefan Wagener, scientific advisor for the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, explain how care homes can improve their infection control strategy

How to achieve and keep an 'Outstanding' status

Rosebank, a specialist dementia care home in Oxfordshire, was rated ‘Outstanding’ for a second time following inspection in January by the CQC. Owner Jane Roberts shares guidance on how to attain and retain an ‘Outstanding' rating

Drawing Life – art for people living with dementia

Sussex-based charity Drawing Life has held hundreds of life drawing classes for people in care homes. Here, chief executive Judy Parkinson outlines the benefits of life drawing for people with dementia

Why care homes need to get smart about software management

CoolCare support engineer Matthew Dykes runs the rule over care home management software and explains why it is more important than ever before

State-of-the-art care home design nation

Park Grove Design director Lori Pinkerton-Rolet shares her insight into how care home providers can get ahead of the pack with interior design of new build and refurbishment properties

What happens in the case of insolvency?

In his latest legal update, CooperBurnett LLP partner Tom Lumsden takes a look at what happens if a care provider who operates under a lease becomes insolvent

Getting into a groove with circadian lighting

Lyndsay Close, marketing manager of software developer amBX, explains the benefits of circadian lighting and how Heanor Park care home in Derbyshire has seen the light.

How care catering has fared during the pandemic

Neil Hargreaves, care homes division head of leading meals provider apetito, takes a look at what is happening across catering needs as care homes slowly ease out of lockdown in line with government measures.

Why government should invest in the 'digitally disadvantaged'

Hellen Bowey, chief executive and co-founder of assistive tech provider Alcove, makes the case for government support to tackle loneliness and isolation by boosting deployment of technology in care provision.

Navigating care providers through the digital staff training minefield

The Care Software Providers Association (CASPA) has published a new white paper on selecting online training providers. CASPA members Bruce Adams, Altura Learning head of customer success, and My Learning Cloud marketing manager Gareth Price explain.

Investigating the ‘new normal’ in the apprenticeship sector

Lee Evans, chief executive of specialist health and social care sector end-point assessment organisation Prepare to Achieve, outlines changes to the way apprenticeships standards are delivered.

What does the technological future of care homes look like?

Silas Campbell of Sussex-based care provider Blueleaf examines the state of play and the state of the art of technology in care homes.

Can smart technology solve our care sector issues?

Hellen Bowey, founder and chief executive of intelligent care tech outfit Alcove, discusses why technology is more important than ever before, and how it enhances the caring experience for both staff and service users.