Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo Post Show Review

The Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo is the UK’s most dynamic event for social care professionals and dedicated to inspiring the industry growth and a sustainable social care model. Boasting...
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Short-Term Funding for Care Homes

Rising social care costs, new regulations and an aging population is increasingly putting pressure on the UK care home industry. Funding is needed to support the growth of businesses that are...
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Addressing shift worker recruitment and retention issues in the Healthcare sector

Quinyx’s latest research – Powering the Powerhouse - has found that nearly half of the UK’s employers struggle to recruit and retain shift workers....
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Understanding Light

Understanding of the impact of light on human behaviour has advanced rapidly at the same time as lighting technology has undergone a major evolution with the advent of LED lighting. It...
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The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, a new beginning? The Liberty Protection Safeguards

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards or DoLS as they are known are going to be replaced by a new legal process in the near future. On 3 July 2018 the government...
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The Women Leading Care to Sustainability

International Women’s Day was first observed back in 1911, and has since grown into a powerful day to recognise the incredible work done by women across the world. There are few...
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Government announces 200,000 people can choose care with personal health budgets

A feature from our partner homecare.co.uk: Wheelchair users, people with mental health needs, learning disabilities, autism and those receiving adult social care, will gain more power to choose the type of...
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Care home residents save neglected greyhound from ''life of misery''

A feature from our partner carehome.co.uk: Residents at a care home in North Wales have adopted a retired greyhound that was found ‘desperately thin’ and living in a cramped, dirty shed. ...
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A Focus on Home Care

Coming to the NEC on the 26th and 27th March, Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo is the UK’s most dynamic event for the care sector. Recognising the need for development...
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The Changing Face of Technology in the NHS

The recent announcement that the NHS will be phasing out pagers in lieu of more modern technology shows a clear ambition from the NHS to integrate contemporary technology throughout the service....
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Pilot Scheme Improves Health Outcomes for Care Home Residents

Residents in care homes across south east Essex are benefiting from a one-year pilot scheme, which uses health technology to monitor, record and assess, the health and wellbeing of care home...
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Fire Safety Issues in Care Homes

London Fire Brigade is warning that the lives of older and vulnerable are being put at risk! Following the latest press release from London Fire Brigade, see below, Tower Fire Group are...
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Leading the way to sustainability

With the positivity of the promised long term plan, the reveal that there are still spending gaps and forgotten areas of funding shows that there is still a long ways to...
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Meeting and Respecting Nutrition Needs in Care

The variety of choice available for people in today’s society is staggering, and often something that is taken for granted. Currently, the most focal area of choice is where individuals get...
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Creating an environment that helps stimulate activity for a person with dementia

For a person living with dementia keeping active in the things they enjoy is extremely important for emotional and physical wellbeing....
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How ICT Innovation Can Transform Care for Cognitive Impairment

Automation, wearable tech and integration in dementia care helps carers to focus on face-to-face human interactions....
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“I want to feel at home”

The importance of design & fabrics within care...
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Going digital

There is a truth in software development, products can be measured in 3 ways. Unfortunately, you can usually only have 2 out of 3. So how do you select the right...
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Introducing: NACAS

Great to continue our partnership with NACAS! Find out more about what they're doing to support care workers throughout the industry...
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How business strategy is leading the way in the Care Home sector

Business owners of care homes face many challenges. It can be a very lonely place, often you go into the care home industry as you are good at caring for people....
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Increased Budget: Finding the next part of the solution

We recently saw the release of the budget providing an additional £240K for winter pressures and a further £410K made available in 2019/20 for additional care costs; but with the increased...
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No Slowing Down for Care

The Green Paper is currently the most anticipated document in the care industry, it will lay out the plans for a long term and sustainable care plan. Given the uncertainty that...
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Success is in the air – review of NCF Managers Conference 2018 – #NCF2018m

We're thrilled to be partnered with the National Care Forum. You can read a review of their NCF Managers Conference 2018 here...
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The benefits of moving to an online DBS application system

You can read our exhibitor, New Directions Holdings, case study on how moving to a DBS application system benefits social care businesses...
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Introducing: Jelly Drops

Jelly Drops are hydrating treats for people with dementia. They were developed by Design and Engineering postgraduate student Lewis Hornby in response to his grandmother's struggle with dehydration....
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Herbert''s Safety Net - Staying Independent for Longer

Environment can be a huge benefactor in the treatment of neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Not only can environments bring a sense of calm to what can be a world...
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Dementia Care Can Provide Relief For NHS

There is no doubt that there are speed bumps in the road for both the NHS and the care home industry. As Brexit continues to loom on the horizon and uncertainty...
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How can we promote sustainability of the social care sector?

Opinions on the £240 million cash injection into social care - announced by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care earlier this month - have been heavily featured throughout...
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Introducing: Jayne Connery and Care Campaign for the Vulnerable

Jayne Connery will be speaking at the Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo. Read about her Care Campaign for the Vulnerable...
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Improved health by cycling to childhood memories

How do you get people with dementia interested in physical activity? How do you motivate them to keep exercising to improve their health? Exhibitors, Motitech, have found one good answer ...
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Demonstrating the importance of a community approach to care

Read our feature in Driven by Health With Care's October issue...
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Introducing: Motitech and Road Worlds

There has at times been a lack of choice for the elderly - both for those living at home and for those living in a care or nursing home - when...
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Hancock promotes innovative digital health solutions in China visit

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, is travelling to China to highlight the importance of healthcare collaboration in developing innovative digital health solutions....
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Exhibitor profile: NYX Training

Steve from NYX Training talks about the importance of mental health support at work and his experience as an Adult Mental Health First Aid Instructor...
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Speaker profile: Paul Gaskell

Paul Gaskell, Director of Dementia Services at Runwood Homes will be taking a Keynote Seminar at the Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo running at NEC, Birmingham on the 26th &...
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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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