RECENT PRODUCT NEWS
Alarm Radio Monitoring (ARM) has added a new product to its range of wireless nurse call and staff alarm systems – the Bed Angel. The unobtrusive ceiling-mounted Bed Angel creates a circle of care over the sleeping resident, using thermal imaging to monitor the bed and the area directly around it. If a resident leaves the bed, goes to the bathroom and does not return within the allocated time, falls or exits the room, care home staff are alerted immediately.
Pedal for Pudsey is a 12-hour virtual round the world cycling event that will take place non-stop from 8am-8pm on Friday 15th November at Wiltshire Heights in Bradford-on-Avon. The team of stationery cyclists includes residents, staff, and friends of the home, who will be taking it in turns to cycle around the world using Motiview; a concept that allows older people and people with dementia to engage in more physical activity.
Dementia is a confusing and debilitating condition. Even in familiar surroundings, sufferers may feel anxious and uncertain. But you can make a person with dementia feel safe, calm and mentally stimulated. You can help your patients by investing in dementia-friendly door wraps. These door wraps aid navigation and reduce patient anxiety in dementia care environments. The choice available can be a little overwhelming. So we’ve put together a handy buyer’s guide to the range of dementia-friendly door wraps available.
One of the biggest headaches in the care industry, especially care homes which cater for those with complex needs and challenging behaviour, has been the high turnover of furniture which they have to contend with. A lot of ‘care furniture’ either doesn’t look nice, being too clinical or old-fashioned in a modern care setting, or isn’t designed with the challenges of the care industry in mind.