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From paper-based MAR charts to eMAR: why switch?

Andrew Coles of Person Centred Software sets out the case for switching from paper-based MAR charts to an eMAR system

The Big Reshuffle report: unique poll of health & social care joiners and leavers

After releasing The Big Exit in 2022, detailing the motivations of 1000 health & social care leavers, Sona has acknowledged that responses can shift with time, as working trends change, and decided to run the poll again this year in order to help organisations improve their recruitment strategies.

COVER STORY: Mealtimes matter: new research dives into how care homes navigate dysphagia

Richard Woodward, general manager for apetito’s care home division, dives into new research on how care homes cater for residents with dysphagia and looks at how apetito’s texture modified range can help ensure residents get the nutrients they need, while taking pressure off staff

Dementia care: what does success look like?

Tanya Clover, head of dementia and personalisation for Porthaven Care Homes, looks at how, when setting out to enable and support those living with dementia, providers can best measure their ‘success’

Does change management belong in care?

Sam Hussain, founder and CEO of Log my Care, asks if change management belongs in the digitalisation of social care

Sustainability: making surfaces the starting point

Rohit Sharma, resilient sales manager at Bona, shares his insights into going green from the ground up

Specialist nutrition meals: the journey from brief to plate

Kelly Fortune, product development project manager at apetito, explains the process behind developing specialist nutrition meals that are visually appealing, full of flavour, and make a real difference to residents

Efficient laundry management in the post-pandemic world

Nicky Whittaker, national account manager at Miele Professional, discusses the challenges of the modern commercial laundry room within the care home and how choosing the right practices can maximise both hygiene and efficiency

Take care with the Building Safety Act

Tom Lumsden, a partner at CooperBurnett LLP, looks at the implications of the Building Safety Act 2022

Harnessing the power of technology for enhanced care

Anita Astle MBE, owner and managing director of Wren Hall Nursing Home, sets out, from the perspective of a care home owner, the many advantages that adoption of digital technology can bring to both residents and staff

Angmering Grange: looking to the future in historical West Sussex

Hallmark’s new West Sussex care home Angmering Grange opened its doors this summer. Having attended the grand opening, The Care Home Environment editor Matt Seex returned in July to take an in-depth look at Hallmark’s innovative approach to care and its desire to build strong, future-facing links with the local community

Care Show Birmingham: the social care event of 2023

The social care event of the year – Care Show Birmingham – returns to the NEC on 11-12 October. Caitlin Menzies of show organisers CloserStill Media tells us what attendees can expect

COVER STORY: Empowering movement in healthcare: keeping residents mobile

Kendel Jemmeson, marketing manager at Arjo UK and Ireland, explains how a focus on empowering movement can help promote the wellbeing of residents and caregivers alike

Intergenerational mixing: benefits for all ages

Joy Henshaw, regional director at Wellbeing Care, discusses the multitude of benefits that intergenerational mixing within care settings can bring to older and younger people alike

Manual patient repositioning: repositioned

Sponsored Feature. Patient repositioning is a crucial aspect of healthcare, as it helps prevent complications and ensures patient wellbeing. While manual repositioning has been the go-to method for care staff, tech advancements have seen automated lateral patient turning systems emerging as potential alternatives, as Craig Jones, UK Product Manager at Frontier Medical Group, explains.

Dementia: making a difference through reconnection

Keen to make a difference in the quality of dementia care across the UK, Hannah Miller, dementia lead at Orchard Care Homes, discusses the importance of ‘meaningful occupation’ and why it is especially important to support people through reconnection

Indoor air quality and the care home environment

Catherine Helliker, marketing manager for danfloor UK, looks at the importance of air quality in effective infection control, and explains how antimicrobial carpets can play a key role

Tackling food waste legislation in care homes

Fergus Healy, head of strategic development and net zero at national food waste recycling business Keenan Recycling, discusses upcoming legislation and the benefits of recycling food waste

Embracing technology to improve productivity and save time

Gemma Wakley, head of account management at Almas Industries, tells us how technology can increase efficiency and productivity by delivering streamlined processes in care

Digital fire safety: no more false alarms

Robert Yates, head of fire products for Siemens in the UK, discusses the fire safety challenges facing care homes and the key benefits that modern, digital systems offer

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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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