The power of AI that is giving care home residents a voice

pain check image

A state-of-the-art medical device with unique innovative pain assessment technology is helping staff at Orchard Care Homes identify if residents living with dementia are in pain. The population of people living with dementia is set to triple by 2050, according to recent data published by Alzheimer’s Society. Currently, around 70% of people living in care homes […]

From good to outstanding: how to improve your care home’s CQC rating

CQC outstanding - Care worker with a resident

Getting an outstanding Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating can sometimes seem unattainable, especially given the current challenges faced by social care in the UK. From staff shortages, an ageing population and the need for keeping up with emerging technological advancements, it goes without saying that there is a lot of demand in this industry. Despite […]

The importance of oral hygiene in care

Roger Daniels of Red Homes on oral hygiene

Roger Daniel is CEO at Red Homes Healthcare. Having grown up working in and around care homes, Roger has vast experience in delivering care. Here he discusses how important it is to have an oral hygiene policy in place… CQC research released earlier this year found that 52% of care homes were without an oral […]

How to manage medication when resources are stretched – care home providers

Martin Lowthian explains how to manage medication when resources are stretched

In a sector where recruiting and retaining permanent staff is an ongoing challenge, Martin Lowthian, compliance expert at The Access Group’s health and social care division, looks at how care home providers can manage medication safely and effectively. Ensuring vulnerable residents receive the correct medication at the right time, all properly documented, must be the top […]

Committed to providing high-quality care services since 1986

Nightingales care services worker and resident

Nightingales, which operates in London and the South East, grew from two residential homes in 1986 to an additional home care service which serves 100 clients. Nightingales Home Care division celebrated 25 years in operation this year. Here, founder Sarah Bruce and Head of Home Care Donna Roch explain how the care provider has gone […]

Hiring temporary contractors – understanding tax rules IR35

Temporary contractors – a care home worker services cup of tea

Are you aware of the recent change in law regarding temporary contractors? Here the team at Lawspeed, the UK’s leading Law Consultancy dedicated to the recruitment industry, discuss the new tax rules… Some of you will have heard recently about new tax rules known as IR35 relating to the use of temporary contractors, and due […]

Florence tackles the social care staffing crisis head on

Florence's social care staffing platform

Florence tackles the social care staffing crisis head on with the addition of carers to its recruitment marketplace London pilot expands on Florence’s promise – helping carers to find work and nursing homes to fill temporary shifts Florence, the recruitment marketplace where care and nursing homes can find qualified staff to fill temporary shifts, today […]

Improving residential care through digital transformation

Social care sector urged to back recruitment campaign - nurse on ipad

Colin Yates, chief support officer at WorkMobile – an award-winning mobile data capture solution – discusses the links between going paperless and the quality of residential care.  Over the past few years, digital transformation has become an increasingly hot topic in business circles. There is a very good reason for this: done well, digital transformation drives efficiency […]

New Evaluation Indicates A Digital-First Approach Is Key

New Evaluation Indicates A Digital-First Approach Is Key To Long-Term Quality And Sustainability In Delivery Of Social Care

New Evaluation Indicates A Digital-First Approach Is Key To Long-Term Quality And Sustainability In Delivery Of Social Care   everyLIFE Technologies UNVEILS FINDINGS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE AT THE NATIONAL DEMENTIA CARE EXPO TODAY   The new evaluation of the PASSsystem digital care platform carried out by everyLIFE Technologies with SCIE […]

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