Keeping active in care homes


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. 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 quizzes to […]

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 […]