RECENT PRODUCT NEWS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.