RECENT FEATURE ARTICLES
Fighting infection and isolation: the small household model
Liz Fuggle, design consultant at HammondCare, explains how a ‘cottage’ model of elderly care turned out to be a key ally in the fight against infection and isolation during the COVID pandemic
Care in 2022: An overview and what this means for funding
Jimmy Johns, director at Christie Finance, examines the pressures that care providers find themselves under, and discusses the implications for funding
Tanworth Court: where design meets the highest level of care
Marcus Spencer, technical director, and Tanya Jenkins, associate engineer, both of British consultancy ONE Creative Environments, and Tony Marinou, architect at Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, explain how an innovative and collaborative approach to sustainable design resulted in an award-winning dementia care facility
The Residential & Home Care Show 2022: Editor’s report
Returning after a three-year hiatus, 2022’s Residential & Home Care Show had a great deal to offer. The Care Home Environment editor Matt Seex was there on the opening day
COVER STORY: Data-driven and human-centric: Vayyar Care’s Greyt Revolution
Stuart Barclay, UK sales director of care home equipment supplier Vayyar Care, chairs a roundtable to explore key issues in the care technology space
Air conditioning: is there a place for AC in care homes?
Making sure that residents feel comfortable is of paramount importance to care home operators. A key aspect of this is getting the temperature right. Here, Phil Cunningham, head of air conditioning & refrigeration at equipment and servicing specialist JLA, tells us more.
A breath of fresh air: the rising importance of outdoor spaces
Sensory Trust’s Wendy Brewin, project manager, and Claire Francis, commercial manager, on the value outdoor spaces bring to every step of the care journey, and why clean air is key
Art not just for art’s sake: the life-enhancing benefits of arts therapy
Arts therapy can have a profound impact on quality of life for care home residents. Daniel Thomas, managing director at Chroma Therapies, tells us more
Opening doors: making the most of Care Home Open Week
Care Home Open Week takes place on 27 June to 3 July. Here, Rebecca Woolley, director of organisers Championing Social Care, explains why it is a perfect opportunity to showcase care home environments while engaging the local community
Implementing person-centred care for people living with dementia
Julie Booth, head of quality at Exemplar Health Care, a leading provider of specialist nursing care for adults living with complex and high acuity needs, discusses how to foster a person-centred culture for dementia care
Dementia: the process of getting a diagnosis
Every three minutes someone develops dementia, but right now there are thousands of people who are in the dark about their condition – they may not know what signs to spot, are in denial, or just too afraid to visit their GP.
Dementia myth busters
Many myths and half-truths surround dementia, and sometimes it’s hard to cut through the noise to find sensible and useful information. Here, Alzheimer’s Society’s head of knowledge Tim Beanland dispels some common preconceptions.
Investor relationships - not just another brick in the wall
Duncan Leitch, senior director of healthcare real estate in the health and social care team at Virgin Money, explains the importance of investor/operator relationships in the social care sector
Facing the future of care: spring conference report
Care England held its Facing the future conference in London in March, boasting no less than the secretary of state as speaker. The King’s Fund’s Future of care event the following week hosted the minister of state for care and mental health. The Care Home Environment editor Matt Seex attended both events
Foreign ownership of care homes: a new register
Tom Lumsden, a partner at Royal Tunbridge Wells solicitors CooperBurnett LLP, looks at how a new land ownership register could impact care home owners and potential buyers
The future of dementia care in a post-pandemic world
The impact of the COVID pandemic has highlighted the challenges inherent in dementia provision. Tanya Clover, head of dementia and personalisation at Porthaven Care Homes Group, looks at some key issues.
Worried about costly food waste? Take a breath – and chill
The cost-of-living crisis is biting hard, with prices rising across the board. From increasing fuel and electricity prices to spiralling wholesale food costs, care home operators are feeling the pinch like never before.
The CQC’s new system of regulation: no more Mum Test?
The way that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspects and regulates services is changing. Mei-Ling Huang, partner in the social care team at Royds Withy King, gives us her view on the proposed changes.
What happens to our beliefs and values if we are diagnosed with dementia?
Living with dementia should never mean having to compromise on those beliefs and values that define who we are.
Shining a light on care home environments
When it comes to designing care home environments, new research by Circadacare shows that providers must pay attention to lighting, and how it can affect their residents.
Streamlining care home operations
Many care home organisations are growing rapidly. As your organisation tries to achieve scale, it’s challenging to monitor performance and keep financial processes running smoothly—especially across multiple locations. The Sage Intacct financial management platform enables you to automate for greater...
Care Roadshows - Glasgow
Hampden Park Stadium, Glasgow
18th April 2023
The Residential & Home Care Show, part of Health Plus Care
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 Roadshows - Birmingham
Villa Park Stadium, Birmingham
23rd May 2023
Care Roadshows - Liverpool
Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool
25th May 2023
Care & Occupational Therapy Show 2023
Westpoint Arena, Exeter
Wednesday 12th July 2023