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COVER STORY: Independence, safety, and security: the profiling bed vision

Rob Scovell, digital marketing manager at Renray Healthcare, explains why a profiling bed is essential for people who need additional support when spending extended periods of time in bed

Planning for new, purpose-built facilities

With the current planning system frequently held responsible for the current under-supply of care homes, Ben Pope, associate director of planning and design consultancy Boyer, discusses the likely impact of the proposed new National Planning Policy Framework

The Jubilee Suite: Abbot Care Home’s royal transformation

Josh Potter, PR & communications business partner at Excelcare, discusses a recent interior renovation project at Abbot Care Home in Essex that was inspired by Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

New food technology: changing the game

Ketan Shah, founder and managing director of PredicAire, discusses the importance of nutrition and hydration in elderly care, and explains why incorporating a nutrition app into your Care Management System (CMS) could be a gamechanger

Technical innovation for a brighter future in residential care

Adam Daniels of Intercall believes that technical innovation can be a force for good in the care sector. Here he tells us how considered innovation can help create a brighter future in challenging times

Specialist behavioural support services within dementia care

Dr Zoe Lucock and Dr Emma Williams, co-directors of Positive Ageing Consultancy & Training, explain how incorporating behavioural analysis as part of a multidisciplinary approach to dementia care can have a profoundly positive impact on the support that a person living with dementia receives

Turning up the volume on social care

The noise around recent key policy and fiscal events – the King’s Speech, the Autumn Statement, the recent Cabinet reshuffle – has masked the deafening silence from the government on the urgency of social care reform. With a general election on the horizon, Liz Jones, policy director of the National Care Forum, outlines what the sector requires – and expects – from a future government

COVER STORY: Examining how you can find cost savings within your care home laundry

As care homes continue to grapple with financial challenges amid the current economic climate, an examination of laundry processes can reveal substantial opportunities for cost reduction. Amanda Symmons, care expert at WASHCO, looks into how reviewing all facets of your laundry operations can lead to significant financial benefits

What could the future of care look like with predictive care?

Carrie McDonald, clinical safety officer and clinical lead for Nourish Care, delves into the intricacies of predictive care, highlighting its potential impacts, its significance for the people we support, and the profound implications it carries for the future of care

Keeping your residents and staff safe from harmful pests

Pests such as rodents, flies, and cockroaches pose a clear and present danger to the health and wellbeing of care home residents. Paul Bates, managing director of Cleankill Pest Control, discusses how to prevent infestations in the first place, and what to expect from pest control contractors

Mitigating the risks of scalding and Legionella when cutting costs

Rising energy costs are putting increasing pressure on healthcare providers. Eve Wellard, marketing & communications manager at DELABIE UK, looks at the potential pitfalls of cost cutting, and provides solutions that take into account the risks of scalding and infection

Biodiversity net gain in new development

Oliver Bussell, a partner at CooperBurnett LLP, looks at how biodiversity net gain could affect the development of new care homes

Contracting out essential services: the pros and cons

Care home managers have to concern themselves with a range of ancillary tasks on a daily basis. Richard Newton, principal of independent care home consultancy Opeque, suggests that they might want to consider offloading some of the burden by contracting out

Later living design: quality, comfort, and care

When it comes to designing later living interiors, quality, comfort, and care are key considerations. Bernard Interiors managing director Jen Bernard explores how these principles can be smoothly integrated into every project

Care Show Birmingham: Editor’s review

Care Show Birmingham – the UK’s premier event for the care sector – took place at NEC Birmingham on 11-12 October. The Care Home Environment editor Matt Seex picks some highlights from the show

Braintree Mews: first-class care on the Horizon in Essex

Horizon Construction has recently finished building Braintree Mews, a 75-bed care Avery Healthcare care home located in the Essex town of Braintree. The Care Home Environment editor Matt Seex visited the impressive new home to discuss the build

COVER STORY: How to maximise wayfinding in care homes

Ashley Hooper, commercial marketing manager at JHS, discusses how making informed choices about the colours, patterns, and shapes used in care home flooring can enhance wayfinding for residents living with dementia, boosting their independence, autonomy, and overall wellbeing

Continuing to pave the sustainable way in social care

Joanne Balmer BEM, CEO of carbon neutral care group Oakland Care, explores the recent successes the provider has had in driving sustainability forward as part of its renewed ambitions for the future

The ESG imperative: the business case for sustainability

Shaleeza Hasham, director at CHD Living, sets out a pathway to sustainable growth for care businesses, and explains how a well-defined ESG strategy can have a positive impact on both business performance and employee engagement and retention

A smarter approach to more sustainable operations

Bill Sinclair, technical director at Adveco Ltd, explains why, when considering a move away from a gas-fired boiler, data gathering on your existing hot water system is a critical first step

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Upcoming Events

Care Show London

ExCel, London
24 April 2024 - 25 April 2024

Future of Care Leaders Conference

The King’s Fund, London
Tuesday 30th April 2024

Care Roadshows - Liverpool

Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool
14th May 2024

Care Roadshows - Birmingham

Villa Park Stadium, Birmingham
16th May 2024

Care Home Awards

Royal Garden Hotel, London, W8 4PT
17th May 2024

Care & Occupational Therapy Show 2024

Westpoint Arena, Exeter
Wednesday 17th July 2024

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