everyLIFE Technologies set to Skydive for Contact The Elderly

Hannah Montgomery, of everyLIFE Technologies, has taken up the challenge of jumping out of a plane from 10,000ft for Contact The Elderly.

Hannah has already raised more than her original £500 target to partake in a parachute jump at Hinton-in-the-Hedges Airfield on 14th May 2016. Hannah said: ‘I decided to take part in this challenge for Contact The Elderly because since working at everyLIFE Technologies (a care management software) I became aware of how lonely elderly life can be. It’s great to think that I will be raising funds to help support vulnerable, lonely people to eat cake, have a cucumber sandwich and most importantly have regular social interaction.’

Snappy Tags –The One-Step Solution for Labelling Clothes

With over 13 million items of clothing being washed every week in UK care homes, it’s no wonder residents’ clothing gets mislaid and lost.  Across the UK, busy care home staff spend over 6,000 hours a week rummaging through lost property and residents’ rooms to find mislaid clothing.  That’s time that could be devoted to what your team does best, caring for your residents. Step forward Snappy Tags!  Increasingly care homes have seen the benefit of using Snappy Tags to label their residents’ clothing. 

Webroster launch Two-Way Messaging for their remote worker app Bee

Bee is an easy to use app designed for field based staff, giving them quick and easy access to all the information they need for their daily visits or bookings. The app works alongside the Webroster.net online workforce management software and is available for both Android and iPhones. Bee gives workers access to their daily and weekly roster, with changes and updates communicated in real time cutting down on administration and phone calls to staff in the field.

Independent Age launches new safeguarding leaflet to help those at risk of abuse

The abuse and neglect of older people is a growing concern at Independent Age. The charity’s advice line regularly receives calls from elderly people and their families who are worried about the issue. In response, it has published a new leaflet to help older people, their families and carers recognise the signs of abuse and understand where to go for help. The leaflet, called ‘Staying in control when you’re older’, provides practical information on different types of abuse, how to spot it, who is at risk and where to go for help if you or someone you know is being abused.

Whitakers Asks You to Help Decide its New Logo

Whitakers want you to help choose new logo

Specialist textiles brand, Whitakers, has asked the healthcare market to help choose its new logo. The product brand, which has also won recognition for its interior design and renovation services within the market, will be launching its new logo and website in March this year.

Whitakers is part of Vision Support Services Group, the leading global supplier and distributor of commercial accommodation textiles. Powered by Vision, Whitakers offers healthcare establishments, nursing homes and public sector bodies textiles, soft furnishings, furniture and design services.

The healthcare team is now working on a project of its own – designing and launching a new identity to the market, and they are keen to get the public’s perspective.

Care home brings the high street to residents

A RUNCORN care home has turned its halls into a high street as part of refurbishments – giving residents an outdoors experience indoors.

A cinema, bar, hair salon, tea room and new lounge have all been opened at Simonsfield Care Home, on Boston Avenue.

Four new bedrooms have also been installed as part of the refurbishment work.

Barbara Nixon, whose mother resides at Simonsfield, said: "Mum is delighted with the new hairdressing salon, she feels like she is now going out to a proper salon and not in another room in the home.

Sunrise and Gracewell Making Sure No One has No One this Christmas

All Sunrise Senior Living communities and Gracewell Healthcare homes are opening up their doors to older people who would have otherwise spent Christmas Day alone.

Inspired by the powerful message from Age UK which says ‘No one Should Have No one’ this Christmas, Sunrise and Gracewell are reaching out to older people in their local areas who previously had no one to spend Christmas with, and inviting them for lunch on 25th December.

Inpatient survey shows only modest improvements in patient experience

The inpatient survey in England shows that over the past nine years trusts have seen only a modest improvement in quality of care as judged by patients, says a new report from The King’s Fund and Picker Institute Europe.

The first longitudinal study of patient experience by trust, Patients’ experience of using hospital services, finds that while overall there have been small improvements in patient experience reported between 2005 and 2013,1 the results show a tendency towards inertia or regression to the average. However, when this is set against tightening funding since 2010, the fact that patient experience hasn’t deteriorated is reassuring.