National Care Forum feature: Dear Diary...

Read Vic Rayner's first thoughts on the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care's first formal address...
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Introducing: Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo 2019

The Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo will return to NEC, Birmingham on the 26th & 27th March 2019. Having expanded the focus areas to include domiciliary care, the event will...
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Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo 2018 Post Show Review

Birmingham became the focal point of the UK social care sector on 25th & 26th April, 2018; when the industry’s leading experts and organisations converged on the NEC to attend...
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Smart Home Tech to run alongside Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo

What can you expect from the newest show to be added?...
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Nutritional tips for people living with dementia

The latest on nutrition from carehome.co.uk...
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Underfunding in domiciliary care affecting level of care available

Age UK say that almost 1.2 million of people aged 65 or over do not receive the care they require...
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New ID checking guidelines to align with Right to Work checks

These new guidelines were introduced on 24 October 2017 and they were running in parallel with previous guidelines until the 25 January 2018 when the previous guidelines ceased to apply. These...
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How to prepare for a CQC inspection

Read carehome.co.uk's take on how to prepare for your CQC inspection...
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Care minister Caroline Dinenage is keynote speaker at leading dementia conference

Read carehome.co.uk's take on the Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo...
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For care, for business, for sustainability

The Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo is running at NEC, Birmingham on the 25th & 26th April. Find out what can you expect from the most highly-anticipated social care event...
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Recruiting ex-offenders?

Recruiting the best employees safely and fairly is one of the biggest challenges employers face...
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Improving medication management with innovative technology

Julie Spencer, Head of Care at Avery Healthcare group, discusses how the introduction of innovative technology has improved medication management within their care homes...
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Finding next-of-kin: Case study

When you are caring for a patient, they may not always open up to you about their family, making it difficult for you to get in contact with them once the...
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How can you be certain about staff, service user and visitor behaviour in your care home?

Dementia care quality: The need for certainty about actions and behaviour...
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Smart laundry set to revolutionise the care industry

As we speak, more devices are going online, connecting our world in ways we never imagined....
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Care chief tells care homes ''don''t wait for Government to find solution''

The chief of Care England has called on care homes to look at how they can lead the social care agenda, warning them ‘don’t wait for the Government to find a...
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''To Find A ''Cure'' For Dementia Care - We Must Be Ambitious''

Alzheimer's Society's goals have the potential to change millions of lives worldwide....
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A unique emergency call solution?

85% of Care Homes say they struggle to get hold of family members in an emergency....
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DBS update service for safer recruitment

Over 1.5 million certificates subscribed to the DBS update service...
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The care home workforce needs more support and funding from the Government

Many people find working in care rewarding, however there is little career progression compared to similar roles in the health sector and care workers can often feel undervalued, according to a...
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A healthcare recruitment crisis?

Recruitment and retention is social care’s most pressing issue. Over half of care providers are currently facing difficulties in recruiting the right staff for their care and nursing homes....
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Finding missing next-of-kin

The carers and nurses role at the end of life extends beyond death to provide care for the deceased person and support to their family. Following the death of a resident...
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New minister of state overseeing adult social care confirmed

The Department of Health and Social Care have confirmed Caroline Dinenage will be the minister of state overseeing adult social care....
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Care homes demand mobility aid improvements

With over 4 million mobility aid users in the UK, it’s been estimated that the current market value in this sector exceeds well over the £500 million mark....
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How innovative social care solutions can enable better outcomes for the NHS and care homes

The second of January not only marked the second day of the new year, or the day many of us returned to work after the Christmas period; but also, the start...
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New basic checks for England and Wales

Basic checks for England and Wales are now processed by the DBS....
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Wales'' ''bold new models of care'' will ''fail without funding''

An independent panel commissioned by the Welsh Government has published its vision for health and social care, however critics say its failure to address the “fundamentally important issue of funding” puts...
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Personalised playlists for residents with dementia reduces need for medication

Care homes in the UK have been creating personalized music playlists for their residents, after research showed people with dementia who listened to music tailored to their tastes and memories, needed...
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Electronic Monitoring in today’s Care Market

If you are still using timesheets for communicating shift requirements to, and confirmation from, your staff, you are missing out on one of the most productive developments of the 21st...
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Introducing our new show sponsor

Win a Fortnum & Mason luxury hamper worth £275 by entering Distinct Business Insurance's (DBI) competition...
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Generating growth and closing the care chasm

The NHS and social care leaders have written to Chancellor Philip Hammond demanding the £8bn increase to the NHS budget which the Conservative Party committed to; be front-loaded to ease immediate...
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How can care homes further improve Security?

Over 400,000 residents currently reside in care & nursing homes in the UK. It’s the care provider’s responsibility to ensure their safety and well-being - although this cannot always be guaranteed. ...
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Raisoft - FOR PEOPLE, BY PEOPLE

Raisoft is built around solid assessment expertise. We create software for measuring the quality and effectiveness of care as well as an individual's functional performance. Our software is used in multiple...
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The Impact of going Digital in Care

Surrey Care Association today released a special report for residential and domiciliary care providers on the impact of going digital in care, the challenges facing care providers today, the CQC’s reaction...
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Planning Approved on Former Council Care Home

Luxury 64 Bedroom Residential Care Home to be developed in Fulford...
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Five apps to help people with dementia

There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK, with numbers set to rise to over one million by 2025. It is currently an incurable condition so as staying mentally active...
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Adult social care: finding a sustainable solution

Extra-care housing was an initiative originally brought about under the last Labour government, who fostered the approach when an Extra Care Fund was set up by ministers to stimulate the market. ...
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Can a simple plug help people with dementia stay independent for longer?

A new research project underway in Sheffield looks at how a simple plug might help people with dementia live more independently. ...
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eMAR – The New Standard in Safety

Care Quality Pharmacy is a leading specialist care services provider. At the core of our drive to improve standards is our award winning eMAR system. Electronic MAR charts are the way...
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Cinemas across the UK hosted dementia-friendly screenings as part of World Alzheimer's Month

As part of World Alzheimer’s Month cinemas across the UK hosted screenings and therapy activities for the elderly. ...
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Meet our new Dementia Friends

We are proud to announce that five members of the team at Prysm Group have undertaken training to become Dementia Friends....
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8 reasons your current recruitment strategy within the care sector isn’t working

We’ve been working closely with more than 50 care organisations over the past 2 years, and we have gained a strong understanding of the most common issues faced amongst them. ...
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The Importance of Nurse Call Systems in the Care Industry

Whilst many initiatives have been undertaken by care homes across the UK to ensure the safety of their residents I can think of none more important than the installation of nurse...
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The First Inter-generational Care Home in the UK has Opened

The Nightingale House in South London has become the first ever inter-generational facility in the UK....
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New ‘Light your Night’ Initiative

A new initiative to help care home residents avoid falling during the night has been used by an Essex care home. ...
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The Care Industry Space and Time Continuum…

Due to the rise of life expectancy and need for care, an extra 71,215 care home spaces need to be generated in the next eight years. ...
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Caring communities: conquering loneliness in care homes

Loneliness in the elderly is as much of a risk factor for early death as smoking 15 cigarettes a day and is worse for a person’s health than obesity....
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Channel 4 Documentary Studies Affect Young Children have on the Health of Care Home Residents 

A recent study published in the news claims that being lonely is deadlier than obesity in the elderly. Channel 4’s new programme is hoping to tackle loneliness with their new study...
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Are Dementia Villages the Future of Care?

A new care initiative that replaces the typical care home environment with a specialist dementia village has been making the rounds in the news this year. ...
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Sharon Allen MBE Set to Headline Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo 2018

The Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo are delighted to announce that the CEO of Skills for Care, Sharon Allen MBE, will be a keynote speaker at the 2018 event being...
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The Rise of Technology within the Health & Care Sector

The “Rise of Technology” this article title in itself sounds almost Hollywood are we about to witness the rise of rebuilding our care infrastructure around a physical technology, no, this is...
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Ending the 'Russian roulette care choice'

Recent research has shown that those requiring care are playing ‘Russian roulette’ after the Care Quality Commission discovered that drug errors, lack of staff and falls were major problems throughout 24,000...
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How you can become successful in a care industry that needs to facilitate growth

The need for care in the UK is set to double in the next 25-30 years. The Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo is an event being held on 25th &...
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How Xenolyth helped Willow Park Healthcare

Willow Park Care Home is a 64-bed, purpose-built care home in Pontefract, West Yorkshire. The home offers affordable, independent living in top class surroundings, through its residential, dementia and nursing care...
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Alzheimer’s Society funds three new research centres of excellence

Alzhemier's Society have invested £2m each into three new research centres of excellence at University of Newcastle, UCL and University of Exeter....
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Martin Green OBE to headline NEW Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo 2018

The Prysm Group is delighted to announce that the internationally acclaimed Professor Martin Green OBE, the CEO of Care England (the largest representative body for independent social care services in the...
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