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How will ‘Long Covid’ impact the care sector and potential claims?

With our understanding of the long-term health effects of Covid-19 still developing, Claire Lawlor, partner at BLM and specialist in occupational disease, explores its potential impact on care organisations from a claims perspective.

Care home acquisitions in the Covid era

Jimmy Johns, associate director at specialist commercial broker Christie Finance, looks at the impact of Covid-19 on the availability of funding within the care sector.

A ‘bright line’ for care homes

Tom Lumsden, a partner at solicitors CooperBurnett LLP in Tunbridge Wells in Kent, looks at a recent Supreme Court decision that might affect care home providers who offer accommodation to particular groups

Taking the care home environment to the next level

Avnish Goyal is chairman of Hallmark Care Homes and chief executive of care home builder Savista Developments and retirement village developer Santhem Residences.

Big Garden Birdwatch 2021: why care homes should get involved

Ahead of the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch on 29-31 January, Leah Godfrey, a digital public relations executive with Distinctly, offers some top tips for birdwatching in a care setting.

Top ten tips for tackling infection prevention

The professional division of Miele has produced a full hygiene guide to help businesses navigate the increasingly challenging landscape around infection prevention and control.

Contact with relatives in care homes during lockdown

Sophie Maloney, a solicitor in the Court of Protection and community care department at national law firm Stephensons, looks at how the latest national lockdown legislation impacts care home visits.

Three factors that will shape social care in 2021

2020 was one of the most traumatic years for the social care sector in living memory.

Catering in a care home: The importance of nutrition at Christmas

Nellsar Care Group’s head of catering services Adrian Silaghi and nutrition and wellness manager Leni Wood discuss the family-run group’s catering plans over Christmas for its 13 homes across Kent, Surrey and Essex.

Best practice for using agency staff this winter

Amber Ainsworth, communications manager at online recruitment solution provider Florence, discusses what care homes should consider when using agency staff this winter.

Can care home staff be compelled to be vaccinated?

Toyah Marshall, principal employment law adviser and solicitor at Ellis Whitam, explores the legal ins and outs of the Covid vaccine for care home staff.

Diving deeper into care home water safety

Tony Rheinberg of Armitage Shanks discusses the key water safety issues in care homes, elements within Legionella guidance, as well as the solutions that are available.

Drawing Life – from sketchbook to screen

Judy Parkinson of Sussex-based Drawing Life explains how the charity has continued to hold its art classes for care home residents despite the immense disruption wrought by Covid-19.

Top tips for scheduling your care home team

Kevin Ryan, UK & Ireland partner manager at workplace management platform provider Planday, provides useful advice for managers in the care home sector to best navigate staff scheduling while prioritising team support.

A legacy to my great aunt Isobel

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) chief executive Kathryn Smith (pictured) gives a personal account of how Covid-19 has affected her and explains the importance of care home visits during this difficult time.

Managing burn risks from radiators and pipework in care homes

Between April 2019 and March 2020, there were over 1,000 hospital admissions in England because of injuries caused through contact with hot heating appliances, radiators and pipes – nearly 400 of them involving people aged over 70.

The importance of online learning during the pandemic

The pandemic has led to an explosion in online learning in recent months. Here, Sophie Hammond, short course manager at e-learning provider Laser Systems explains what is on offer for professional development in the social care sector.

Clean indoor air – the key to improving health outcomes

Naeem Walji, principal at clean air technology distributors 4th Wave Technology, discusses how prioritising clean air within care homes can improve the life expectancy and quality of life of residents, as well as mitigating the spread of coronavirus.

Senior but not heard

Pozzoni Architecture associate Ian Mellor discusses priorities for later living providers in delivering safe and comfortable environments in which to enjoy the ‘third age’.

How the care sector can best plan for the future

Stuart Evans, partner and head of commercial litigation at law firm BLM, outlines the key issues for care homes to plan for growth amid the impact of Covid-19.

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