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Enriching care homes residents’ lives through mobile connectivity​

Colin Abrey, EMEA vice-president for US smart telecoms technology provider Nextivity, explains the role of 4G coverage in residential care in a post-Covid society.

Crucial decontamination steps required for care home safety

REACT Specialist Cleaning chief executive Shaun Doak gives the lowdown on how it is helping to keep care homes safe during the pandemic via its deep cleaning process.​

How care homes can use landscaping to maintain social distancing

As businesses strive to get back to business safely, Tom Brazington, regional director Thames Valley & Western for leading green space management company idverde, explores how care homes can utilize landscaping to support social distancing.

Involving residents in development plans

Stuart Kerr, Midlands operations director of interiors specialist Willmott Dixon, discusses how community engagement was the driving force behind the overhaul of a leading Nottingham extra-care facility.

Welcoming visitors back into care homes

As we move into a new normal and visitors begin to be welcomed back into care homes, Care England chief executive Martin Green provides guidance on how to accommodate this safely and further advice on cleaning procedures.

The new rules of hygiene for care homes

Simon Sassoon, chief executive of automatic door handle disinfecting system maker 99POINT9, gives his take on the impact of Covid-19 on care home hygiene

Five ways care homes can use video to counter negative perceptions

Cameron Campbell, marketing project lead of care sector marketing agency Smooth Digital, outlines how the use of video can counter the negative public perception created by the mainstream media over Covid-19

How to manage health testing in your care home

Thomson Screening chief operating officer Marta Kalas runs through her checklist for ensuring care homes are on top of health testing during the Covid-19 pandemic

How to safely reintroduce visitors to care homes

Charles Spencer, principal health & safety consultant at employment law firm Ellis Whittam shares best practice for the safe resumption of care home visits

Data:the light bulb moment arrives for social care

Co-founder and director of Person Centred Software Jonathan Papworth explains how data generated by digital tools can inform care provision, drive service improvement and help operators achieve more than ever in a post-Covid world.

Cooking up health benefits with a therapy kitchen

Peter Davies, UK sales manager of accessible kitchen supplier Ropox, outlines the benefits of therapy kitchens for those suffering from neurological conditions.

Supporting social care with assistive technology

Tunstall Healthcare UK managing director Gavin Bashar discusses the impact that Covid-19 is having on social care services and the important role of assistive technology in supporting organisations and individuals at this unprecedented time

Why going acoustic is as clear as a bell

Phillip Moorcraft, UK director of communication and alert systems provider for hospitals and care homes CLB, explains how acoustic monitoring can free up stretched care workers at a time when going ‘above and beyond’ is a necessity

Biorisk management and preparing for outbreaks

Dianna Steinbach, vice-president of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and Dr. Stefan Wagener, scientific advisor for the Global Biorisk Advisory Council, explain how care homes can improve their infection control strategy

How to achieve and keep an 'Outstanding' status

Rosebank, a specialist dementia care home in Oxfordshire, was rated ‘Outstanding’ for a second time following inspection in January by the CQC. Owner Jane Roberts shares guidance on how to attain and retain an ‘Outstanding' rating

Drawing Life – art for people living with dementia

Sussex-based charity Drawing Life has held hundreds of life drawing classes for people in care homes. Here, chief executive Judy Parkinson outlines the benefits of life drawing for people with dementia

Why care homes need to get smart about software management

CoolCare support engineer Matthew Dykes runs the rule over care home management software and explains why it is more important than ever before

State-of-the-art care home design nation

Park Grove Design director Lori Pinkerton-Rolet shares her insight into how care home providers can get ahead of the pack with interior design of new build and refurbishment properties

What happens in the case of insolvency?

In his latest legal update, CooperBurnett LLP partner Tom Lumsden takes a look at what happens if a care provider who operates under a lease becomes insolvent

Getting into a groove with circadian lighting

Lyndsay Close, marketing manager of software developer amBX, explains the benefits of circadian lighting and how Heanor Park care home in Derbyshire has seen the light.

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