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Triton² cylinder platform

The Door Hardware & Access Control Group, a business unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, has launched its new high-security, patented ASSA Triton² cylinder platform.

Mobile care monitoring

Boutique Care Homes has chosen Person Centred Software’s Mobile Care Monitoring system to enable it to deliver outstanding care at its new luxury care home, The Burlington, in Shepperton.

Half a million care records

Staff at Mont Calm Residential care home in Kent have been celebrating reaching a very special milestone with their care recording.

DC300G-HF door closer

The ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware & Access Control Group has launched an innovative new door closer that offers unrivalled performance for user flexibility and fire safety for buildings in the healthcare sector.

Adaptations without delay

The Royal College of Occupational therapists (RCOT) has launched a new guide, ‘Adaptations without delay’ which will help speed up the process of delivering adaptations to people’s homes.

More NHS care workers

Advances in healthcare and higher living standards mean the UK’s over-65 population is set to increase by almost half by the mid-2030s and the number of people living with complex care needs continues to grow. New roles and skills are needed therefore to meet this increase in complex care with an extra focus on person centred care. This will have a direct effect on the number of Health and Social Care workers needed on a scale never seen before and this cannot be ignored.

Geberit upgrades warrantee

To celebrate the launch of the new Geberit AquaClean Mera Care shower toilet, Geberit is now offering a five-year warrantee free of charge. The decision reflects the consistent progress Geberit has made in the care market, as the company continues to raise the bar in terms of service, new technology and functionality. Combined with 50 years’ experience in the shower toilet industry, the warrantee also echoes Geberit’s longstanding dedication to revolutionising independent living for end users and occupational therapists.

Reduce violence and aggression

A staggering 71% of care home workers have faced violence and aggression in their workplace, with the most common type of abuse being verbal. In the UK alone, police recorded 1200 assaults between residents living at care homes between 2014 and 2016.1

Swift Mobile Tilt Shower Commode Chair

Etac R82, the respected specialist in assistive equipment for disabled children and adults, will be launching its new Swift Mobile Tilt Shower Commode Chair alongside examples from its award-winning product range at the NAEP Annual Conference.

Counting the cost of care

There is an opportunity to potentially almost double the effective use of available funds in stretched care budgets. Where the appropriate, provision of assistive equipment can enable the care recipient to be independent, and in control, whilst freeing care staff for duties where their physical support is essential.

New washroom dispenser range

Dudley Industries are renowned for their high-quality stainless steel washroom equipment products and innovation. They have recently added a new collection to their range designed specifically to support those living with dementia.

Armitage Shanks Enhances DOC M

Armitage Shanks, the renowned commercial washroom solutions provider, has enhanced its industry-leading DOC M package alongside new research around sight loss and dementia.

Virtual Dementia Tour

To coincide with Dementia Action Week (20-26 May 2019), leading care supplies company Spearhead Healthcare has played host to The Virtual Dementia Tour, a renowned interactive training day designed to give participants a unique insight into the world as experienced by dementia patients.

Premium module for carers

Log my Care, the care home software provider, has announced the launch of a new premium module. Log my Care - Pro is the first optional premium module for its free care planning software, designed to help care homes streamline their record keeping.

Care Planning System Launches in Ireland

Person Centred Software is delighted to announce its launch in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Valley Nursing Home in County Tyrone, part of MPS Care Group is the first care provider outside of England, Scotland, Wales, Australia and New Zealand to use Mobile Care Monitoring (MCM) to evidence care electronically.

New Lighting Solution Innovates

​Whitecroft Lighting, leading manufacturers of healthcare lighting in the UK, today unveils Florence+ - a single piece low profile bedhead luminaire, innovating lighting solutions in healthcare environments.

Florence Tackles the social care staffing crisis

Florence, the recruitment marketplace where care and nursing homes can find qualified staff to fill temporary shifts, today announces it has expanded – adding carers to the pool of qualified healthcare professionals working through its innovative platform.

Advanced wet room facilities

One of three care homes operated by Only Care, Hollybank House in Oakerthorpe is a 40-bed facility caring for elderly residents with a variety of needs. Taking pride in a homely and person-centred approach, Hollybank has commissioned Gainsborough to install a new specialist wet room and accessible toilets for enhanced care.

Revolutionising care for dementia residents

Worthington Lake Care Home in Wigan is leading the way in dementia care since opening its doors at the end of March.

OTAC debut success

SitnStand, the new Portable Smart Rising Seat from Life Assistant Ltd, has generated significant interest from healthcare professionals at OTAC (Occupational Therapy Adaptation Conferences), supported by the endorsement of leading OT Kate Sheehan.

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