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Ultra-luxurious Kings Lodge care home chooses latest anti-microbial baths from Gainsborough

Gainsborough bath

Kings Lodge located in Surrey and operated by Aura Care Living, has selected power-assisted Gentona and Sentes baths from Gainsborough to enhance its state-of-the-art care provision.

Opened in July 2017, Kings Lodge is a stunning 64-bed care home that provides luxurious and opulent accommodation. Offering a combination of high level residential and dementia care, Kings Lodge is a state-of-the-art facility styled on a European ski-lodge set in 15 acres of mature woodland. Located in Camberley, Surrey, this innovative building is championing a new concept in person-centred care – its selection of four assistive baths by Gainsborough Specialist Bathing is instrumental to this approach. 

New partnership offers care homes flexible way to enjoy top-quality nursing beds and furniture

New partnership offers care homes flexible way to enjoy top-quality nursing beds and furniture

A new partnership between a leading UK business finance provider and top furniture manufacturer is set to offer care homes more flexible ways to enjoy high-end beds and furniture. 

Henry Howard Finance (HHF), has launched an exclusive national partnership with German medical and nursing home bed and furniture manufacturer, Wissner-Bosserhoff, part of the Linet Group.

This exclusive funding partnership will allow Wissner-Bosserhoff to offer straightforward and flexible finance solutions to UK customers wishing to purchase its high-end nursing home and hospital beds. 

An Insight Into Wound Care In Care Homes

An Insight Into Wound Care In Care Homes

Regardless of how much you attempt to protect care home residents from accidents, sometimes injuries do occur, which is why it is crucial that you and your team are always prepared for the unexpected, as you never know what could happen.

 

As well as ensuring that you are well stocked up with bandages and dressings - something we will discuss further below - it is also crucial that you ensure the entirety of your care home team are trained when it comes to caring for wounds. This should include implementing good hygiene practices to minimise infection risk, as well as understanding a range of methods for dressing wounds properly.

 

Protecting incontinence-associated dermatitis with evidence-based innovation and treatment

The skin is an amazing structure. Forming a barrier between our tissues and the world that we live in. Making us waterproof and keeping water in. Protecting us against UV light but playing a part in Vitamin D synthesis. Protecting deeper tissues from injury and containing nerve endings that allow us to detect temperature, pain, as well as the texture of surfaces that we touch. Most importantly, however, it provides a fantastic barrier to infectious agents: we are constantly under attack but the skin architecture, tears and saliva protect us.

 

CareFlex

CareFlex

At CareFlex we have confidence and pride in our specialist seating and the positive changes we know it can have on people’s lives.  Careflex has over 20 years’ experience providing seating that is tailored to suit a wide range of requirements and needs.  Chairs are highly durable, adjustable and adaptable, easy to clean and designed to provide ultimate comfort and excellent pressure relief.  CareFlex seating is ideal for multi-user care environments.   And, of course, for people in their own homes. 

Visit us on stand G104 at the Care & Dementia Show where Tony and Les will be pleased to discuss your requirements and answer all your questions.

 

Biometric Access Contol Offers Real Benefits To Care Homes

Biometric Access Contol Offers Real Benefits To Care Homes

Modern biometric scanners from ievo Ltd, the Newcastle-based manufacturer of biometric recognition systems, are giving care homes both enhanced security and reliable data.

 

Swipe cards, numeric key pads and other traditional methods of access security are rapidly being replaced by more convenient biometric technology within the Care Home sector, providing enhanced security for residents and vital time and cost saving benefits to allow staff more time to provide the personal care their residents deserve.

 

Making resources last, whilst reducing infection risk

Making resources last, whilst reducing infection risk

Improving waste management procedures is a serious issue that care home facilities need to tackle. Cromwell Polythene Managing Director, James Lee explores what can be done.

 

The UK government forecasts that, between 2015 and 2020 the number of people aged over 85 will increase by 18% (300,000 people). While this is a triumph when it comes to life expectancy, many of these people may require some form of long-term care, including community and residential care.

 

Laundry, Detergent-Free.com Lifestyle with DIRO®, endorsed by the World Wildlife Fund has come to UK

Laundry, Detergent-Free.com Lifestyle with DIRO®,  endorsed by the World Wildlife Fund has come to UK

16th May, Sweden, WWF endorsed the Scandinavian water filter company SWATAB (Scandinavian Water Technology AB) for the unique features of their innovative and patented Cleantech product DIRO®, and its positive impact on the environment. DIRO® won WWF’s award for being a “Climate Solver 2017”.

30th May, UK, Milton Keynes, water filter company Smart Water Filters Limited (also trading as SWF®) secured an exclusive manufacturing and distribution agreements for DIRO® with SWATAB. The agreement covers the UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands.

Glasgow care home residents find their voice with new choir

Glasgow care home

 A care home in Uddingston is offering a unique form of musical therapy which has residents singing its praises, and now it’s calling out to the local community to get involved.

 

Bupa’s Highgate Care Home has established a weekly choir group which runs every Friday afternoon and has proved hugely popular as a social activity for its residents.

 

Now, the home is hoping to expand its group of around 15 residents by opening its doors and inviting those living locally to come along and join in.

 

Led by the care home’s activity coordinators, the choir use YouTube to access classic and recognisable songs such as Flower of Scotland and Auld Lang Syne, to help participants reconnect with previous memories.

 

Dunham-Bush LST Radiators Deliver Safety And Warmth To Luxury Care Home

Dunham-Bush LST Radiators Deliver Safety And Warmth To Luxury Care Home

Two hundred and twenty three Dunham-Bush System Low Surface Temperature radiators fitted with SAV/Danfoss PT 40 flow and pressure monitoring thermostatic valves have been installed at Manor Grange luxury care home in Corstorphine, Edinburgh. Manor Grange focuses on caring for people suffering from dementia from the age of 65 years upwards and provides support for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

Designing for dementia

Oliver Buchan, LuxLab®, discusses the important lighting considerations for care facilities and improving the comfort of dementia patients.

 

When designing a facility with dementia patients in mind, it is very easy to talk exclusively about the provision of light in terms of practicalities, but there is so much more that good lighting addresses. In a dementia-friendly setting, the lit environment has the ability to reduce disorientation, confusion and falls by revealing forms within the space. It can also increase social interactions, optimism, attention span and independence by delivering a stimulating visual field.

 

LloydsPharmacy and Unforgettable Bring Active Minds Products to the High Street in UK First

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Active Minds is the first award-winning dementia activity company to have their products launch in national pharmacy, LloydsPharmacy.

Active Minds’ partner, Unforgetable.org have secured a deal with LloydsPharmacy to sell dementia products in their stores across the UK, making LloydsPharmacy the first major high street retailer to stock products suitable for people with dementia. The carefully selected Active Minds products will be available in from 50 LloydsPharmacy and 9 Betterlife from Lloyds Pharmacy stores.

Drinking Water Systems In Care Homes – Removing Human Error

Drinking Water Systems

The task of hydrating residents in a care home has its own unique challenges. When it comes to the drinking water system, the emphasis has to be on hygiene – the consequences of ignoring this can be dire for vulnerable residents.

World Health Organization, Water, Sanitation and Health Guidance states: "Water is a basic nutrient for the human body and is critical to human life. It supports the digestion of food, absorption, transportation and use of nutrients and the elimination of toxins and wastes from the body."

5 Benefits of Owning a Mobility Scooter

 5 Benefits of Owning a Mobility Scooter

If you feel like your mobility is limiting your quality of life, a mobility scooter could be ideal for you. Life should be about getting out and living, not being stuck at home or relying on lifts! Scooters can help make life simpler, there’s a wide range of models available with different features for different needs.

Keep on reading to learn about 5 of the many benefits of owning a mobility scooter.

 

Feeling of independence

Lose your touch

Washing Hands

Although infrared washroom technology isn’t anything new, recent years have seen it propel as a much higher priority on the healthcare specification chain – being an effective way to heighten hygiene standards and cut utility costs. Here, Chris Tranter, product manager at leading commercial supplier, Bristan advises on the importance of non-touch technology.

When specifying for a healthcare facility, there can be no greater priority than safety and hygiene. In light of this, designing clean and hygienic washroom facilities are crucial to the planning of any healthcare building in order to protect the wellbeing of residents and staff.

Supporting Care Homes in Providing Quality Equipment for Growing Numbers of Residents

Over 15 million people in the UK are aged 60 and above[1], and this is expected to pass the 20 million mark by 2030[2]. With this in mind, care homes need to be adequately designed and equipped to cope with current and future arrivals of residents. This will ensure they can provide the best possible environment for residents with special needs and accessibility requirements, whether due to disability, illness or advanced years.

 

With the rising numbers of elderly people needing full-time or part-time care, the pressure will fall on care facilities to keep equipment and furniture in good condition, and replace broken or old items quickly, so as to keep residents comfortable at all times.

 

Thomas’s dream bathroom becomes reality

Thomas’s dream bathroom becomes reality

A teenager with quadriplegic cerebral palsy has had his dream bathroom fitted out with adjustable products from Pressalit Care.
 
Thomas Dixon, who lives with his mum and dad in Darlington, is delighted with the new bathroom – especially the lime green colour he selected for the shower chair and arm supports.
To allow Thomas the freedom to move around the house with the space and ease of access he requires, his parents bought a new bungalow, and for the last 18 months have been adapting it with three extensions to suit their needs.

The Importance of Inclusive Bathrooms

Shower

Martin Walker, CEO of Methven UK, discusses the role played by technology and design in the creation of usable bathrooms for the ageing population.

 

Thanks to technological advancements and better healthcare, the UK’s population is now living longer than ever - more than 11 million people are currently aged over 65, with one in three of us aged 55 and over. Whilst clearly this is great news, it also presents a host of challenges, not least of which is: how can you ensure bathrooms are safe for use by the ageing population?