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16 Jan 2019

Care Home Cleaning Checklist

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in partnership with the Health Protection Agency (HPA), have recently focused on quality improvement in terms of the cleanliness required in healthcare environments. This improved information is aimed at the care sector and people working in...

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18 Dec 2018

How To Recognise Pain In People With Dementia

Pain is a natural part of human life; it’s a natural human sensation and one that everyone has at one point or another. There are different kinds of pain that we can experience, these include mental pain - also known as emotional pain - which is usually linked to grief, for instance. There’s also...

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21 Nov 2018

How To Determine If A Resident Is At A High Risk Of Pressure Ulcers

Pressure ulcers can be extremely detrimental to a person’s health, as once a pressure ulcer develops, it can be a long and timely process healing it and preventing the ulcer from getting worse. Which is why it’s so essential that you and your care team understand how to spot residents who are at...

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25 Oct 2018

How To Create A More Comfortable Care Environment

Having to move into a care home is never a nice experience for an older person or someone living with a disability who is no longer able to care for themselves. The concept of having to leave their home behind and move into a completely new environment is incredibly daunting and can cause a large amount of...

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11 Oct 2018

Clean Toilets: How Important Are They?

Whether you run a care home, day care centre, or another social care facility it’s essential that you understand the importance of keeping toilets clean. What is the impact of unhygienic toilets? A recent YouGov survey of over 2000 people found that dirty and unsanitary bathrooms put people off...

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20 Jul 2018

How To Choose A Sanitary Bin For Your Care Facility

You might not realise it but choosing the right bins for your business is an important task and not one that should be taken lightly. Whether you are launching a startup business in the fashion industry or are running a care home, you will require an adequate selection of bins for your business, and you will...

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11 Jul 2018

Hand Dryers vs. Paper Towels: An Experiment

When it comes to healthcare environments, the main focus of every aspect of the building is hygiene. This is because often, in healthcare environments, there’s a concern about the risk of bacteria being spread, which is why hygiene is taken so seriously. Bearing that in mind, a common issue that healthcare...

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30 May 2018

Tips On Using Hand Sanitiser More Effectively

It’s a non-arguable fact that using antibacterial soap and clean water to wash your hands is the best way to clean them and remove bacteria. However, in instances where hand washing is not possible due to time or a lack of access to the essential facilities, hand sanitiser is the next best thing. Of...

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24 May 2018

Dementia Awareness In The Community: What Are The Benefits?

This week from 21st to 27th May, it is Dementia Action Week 2018 and so we thought that we would focus on sharing a selection of blog posts that are designed to make life easier for people living with dementia, their loved ones, and their carers. With that in mind, below we have put together a guide...

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25 Apr 2018

How To Alleviate Stress When Working With Residents With Dementia

Over the past ten years or so, care homes in the UK have changed significantly in terms of the nature of the residents who live there. Today, around 80% of all care home residents are people with dementia or some form of memory problem, this means that most care homes face challenges that in the past, they...

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18 Apr 2018

Managing Allergies In Care Environments

As April is Allergy Awareness Month and May 13th to 19th is Food Allergy Awareness Week, we thought that we’d share some tips and advice about managing allergies in care environments. Care environments have to cater to the needs of a large number of different people, which is why when it comes to...

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15 Feb 2018

Living Alone? Then You Need To Know These Simple Things

While many people enjoy the solitude of living alone, others, who unexpectedly find themselves in an empty home, can face a difficult transition period. Aside from simply missing the company of another human being, living alone means you don’t have another person to help with certain chores. Tasks...

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