Staff Shortages In Care Homes

Care Shortages

There are more care homes under pressure than ever because of the high level of turnovers and vacancies in the sector. It’s a problem that will only get worse with 85-year-olds becoming more common. We are living in an aging world. Due to advances in healthcare and falling fertility rates, the number of people over 65 […]

Home Care, Care Home, Assisted Living: What’s The Difference?

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Our society offers numerous options for caring for the elderly. However, if you’re just starting to look at the options available to you, it can be easy to get lost in the jargon, get caught up in confusing differences, and navigate through the options to figure out what works best for you. Home care, care […]

Promoting Equality & Diversity Within Care Homes

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To understand equality and diversity within the care sector we first need to understand what is meant by each. “Diversity, everyone is individual and different.”  “Equality, Equal access to opportunity.” Regardless of age, race, gender, class, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability, or the passport they hold, everyone should enjoy an equal opportunity. These rules […]

Keeping active in care homes

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When people think of care homes, they automatically think of sitting in lounge chairs starring at other residents for 12 hours of the day. This isn’t the case. Care home activities should form the core part of a care plan for residents, and there is an enormous amount that they can do, from music and […]

Wellbeing and Care Homes

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The term wellbeing is being mentioned more and more in the mainstream media, especially after the global pandemic has hit us. Lives have changed for all in a way that none of us could have ever foreseen it and we have all had to get used to the constantly changing ‘new normal’. What one person […]

Dementia & Covid-19

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There are more than 900,000 people living with dementia in the UK (the majority of these are over the age of 65 and living with other health conditions). This can mean that they are more vulnerable to developing infections and experiencing severe symptoms. Here we provide some information about COVID-19 and dementia and some information […]

Dignity in Residential Care

Dignity in Residential Care

Dignity starts at the very top of a care home with the manager and owner taking responsibility for ensuring their staff provide a dignified service. Care staff and ancillary staff are involved directly with residents and represent the care home. The care they provide and the way they provide it, are the standard by which […]

What is dementia?

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Dementia refers to an overall term, such as heart disease, with the term dementia covering a wide range of specific medical conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease. The term “dementia” is a group of activities which causes abnormal brain changes. These changes trigger a slow decline in memory and thinking skills, also known as cognitive abilities, which […]