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RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES

Energy usage in care homes: making efficiency the priority

Dr. Harro Stokman, CEO of Kepler Vision Technologies, sets out how providers can cut energy costs in their homes without compromising on resident care

Selling a care home business: key points to consider

Tom Lumsden, a partner at CooperBurnett LLP, considers the amount of paperwork required when selling a care home

The Care Show 2022: Editor’s review

The Care Show - the UK’s premier event for the care sector - returned to NEC Birmingham on 12-13 October. The Care Home Environment editor Matt Seex picks some highlights from the show

COVER STORY: The race to the bottom: why ultra-low floor beds are not always safer

Stacey Taylor, marketing manager at wissner bosserhoff, explains why the careful consideration of the application of low floor beds across care facilities is so important

New Care Market Review report shows strong demand for care home opportunities

Christie & Co is confident of continuing ‘investor appetite’ following publication of its first Care Market Review report, which analyses the transactional healthcare market in the UK.

How garden designers and care settings can work together

Debbie Carroll and Mark Rendell of Step Change Design explain how care settings can facilitate a cultural change in the perception and use of their outdoor space

Using technology to monitor care home residents’ health remotely

Faramarz Farhoodi, CEO of AI Nexus Healthcare, explains how hybrid AI technology is key to the provision of smart care

What does it really mean to deliver culturally safe care?

Petrina Turner-Benny, UK executive director and deputy CEO of Leecare Solutions, explores how electronic care plans are key to providing comprehensive, bespoke, and sensitive care

Selecting artwork for dementia care homes: there are rules!

Kerry Southern-Reason, managing director of multi-award-winning, family-run business The Care Home Interiors Company, discusses what to do (and what not to do) when it comes to creating safe, calm spaces for those living with dementia

Why a happy team means greater productivity and better care

Jim Thomas, head of workforce capacity and transformation at Skills for Care, explains why the wellbeing of your staff should be at the forefront of your mind

Design approach for residents with dementia at Heathlands

Maarit Heinonen-Smith, associate director and senior care and retirement living lead at IBI Group, discusses the principles that guided the design of an innovative dementia facility in Berkshire

Infection prevention guidance: a reality check

Richard Newton, principal of independent care home consultancy Opeque, reflects on recent government guidance on infection prevention and control

Safety monitoring in care homes: time to make it mandatory

Jayne Connery, director and founder of Care Campaign for the Vulnerable, explains why she is campaigning for all care homes to use CCTV-based safety monitoring

Maplewood Court: luxury care in the Garden of England

Oakland Care has recently opened Maplewood Court in Maidstone, Kent. Matt Seex visited this new, purposebuilt 72-bed luxury home to find out more about its construction and the services and facilities it offers

Reform of private tenancies in the care sector

Tom Lumsden, a partner at CooperBurnett LLP, looks at a long-awaited white paper which is intended to deliver a better deal for tenants

Interview: Professor Martin Green - ‘They think about the NHS, and social care is an afterthought’

The Care Home Environment editor Matt Seex talks to Professor Martin Green OBE, chief executive of Care England, about social care funding and reform, and the ongoing fallout from the pandemic

Improving confidence (and hygiene) in the care sector

Infection control is a key issue in social care. Professor Martin Green OBE, chief executive of Care England and expert advisory council member for P&G Professional, tells us more.

COVER STORY: Flusher disinfectors and sluice room solutions

Simon Saulis, senior sales and product manager at Arjo UK, discusses the critical importance of robust sluice room procedure

Creating dementia-friendly documents, posters, and signage

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, with World Alzheimer’s Day taking place on September 21. Here, print specialists Solopress take a look at how your documents, posters, and signage can be optimised for people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

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

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Upcoming Events

Care England Conference

Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, London
16th March 2023

UK Care Week

NEC, Birmingham
22 March 2023 - 23 March 2023

The Residential & Home Care Show, part of Health Plus Care

ExCel, London
26 April 2023 - 27 April 2023

Health and Social Care Workforce: Wellbeing, Integration and Sustainability

Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
18th May 2023

Care & Occupational Therapy Show 2023

Westpoint Arena, Exeter
Tuesday 11th July 2023

The Care Show 2023

National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
11th October - 12th October 2023

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