What have other countries taught us about COVID-19 in care homes?

“There are many lessons that the Government must learn”, was the conclusion of a scathing report from the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee published in July into the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on care homes.

What will you do differently as a result of COVID-19?

As the UK grapples with the ‘new normal’ of life with COVID-19, it’s possible to look back over the past few months and think about the many changes we have had to make in our lives.

Five ways care homes can use video to create a positive public perception after COVID-19

The excessive negative coverage of care homes by mainstream media during COVID-19 has hit the sector hard. The general public’s perception towards the safety of care homes is not as…

Band Aids don’t fix bullet holes

The editor’s welcome from the July/August issue of Care Home Management has been published in the July Care Briefing, published by the organisers of the Care Forum.

Lies, damned lies and COVID-19 care home statistics

Getting national social care statistics on Coronavirus has been a challenge. So why was it initially so difficult to produce an accurate, up-to-date picture?

How digital technology during COVID-19 can improve residents’ safety and protection

While so far we have seen great examples of digital technologies being used to provide support, comfort, safety and protection, digital health is now being called upon to take clinical care beyond what has been previously achieved.

Understanding the CQC’s new Emergency Support Framework

On Friday 1 May, CQC published details of what it calls its “Emergency Support Framework (ESF) setting out how it will interact with providers and managers during the pandemic and for an undefined period thereafter. So, what does it involve?

Keeping your chin up!

Loneliness and social isolation are two potential consequences of the Coronavirus outbreak, and the shielding restrictions imposed on the most vulnerable people. But providers are rising to the challenge of…

Care can go green

With minimal fee increases and rising costs, making sure a care home is eco-friendly is often not at the top of providers’ to-do list. But some operators are grasping the…

Building bridges with data

The relationship between the NHS and social care providers has traditionally been problematic. But could new initiatives to share data help bridge the gap between the two sectors, asks freelance…

Mind the gap!

Care providers are increasingly looking at their pay scales as they mind the gender pay gap, says social care writer Eleanore Robinson A gender pay gap exists in residential care….

The rise and rise of self-pay fees

By Eleanore RobinsonAs local authority care home fees remain frozen in many areas, the prices paid by self-funding residents are sharply rising year-on-year. According to analysis of LaingBuisson figures published…

Supporting staff through change

The administration of Four Seasons has some important lessons for staff managers. By CHM resident freelance journalist Eleanore Robinson With Four Seasons Health Care entering administration and then being put…

Snug as a bug…

Not in my laundry room, if you please, says John Middleton, managing director of  commercial laundry company JTM Service, who offers these top tips to an effective laundry service Clean…

Winning hearts in your local community

By CHM Online freelance journalist Eleanore Robinson Public perception of the quality of care services remains stubbornly low, despite the fact that the actual users of care services are generally…

Guidance for care homes on the use of lift door unlocking keys

By Nick Mellor, MD of the Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA)  There have been several serious accidents, and at least one fatality, over the past few years involving opening…

Why older workers are the answer to social care’s recruitment crisis

New figures from the Office of National Statistics show that there are 866,000 potential workers between aged between 50 to 64 years old, just under half of whom have caring…

Not ‘just’ a care worker

Around half of care workers feel they are not treated as professionals by their employer and only a third feel their job is respected by the wider public, according to…

Social care: catching the investor’s eye

We are used to hearing about the challenges care home operators are facing in terms of frozen local authority fee rates, the recruitment crisis and lack of long-term Government strategy….

Opening doors for LGBT

By Eleanore Robinson Imagine entering a care home and being unable reveal your sexuality, talk about past relationships, and be scared of the prejudices of staff and fellow residents. This…

Watch out! There’s a volunteer about!

By Laura Barnsley, manager at MHA Willersley House Volunteering plays a crucial role in all MHA care homes. It has always been the culture and it always will be.  Let’s…

Making first impressions count

By Karen Banfield, contact centre director at customer contact service, Echo Managed Services Have you ever stopped to think about how effective you are at handling initial enquiries from prospective…

Face to face or online: training solutions for all

By CHM publishing editor Steve Hemsley Traditional face-to-face training allows learners to ask questions, network with others, physically participate in activities and receive live and appropriate feedback to build their…

Balanced decision-making in manual handling

By Carole Johnson, chartered physiotherapist and publications officer for the National Back Exchange A great deal has changed in manual handling in the past 25 years. Gone are the days…

The robots spearheading a care home technology revolution

By Eleanore Robinson It may sound like science fiction but it is increasingly becoming science fact – robots are now an integral part of the care home environment. As the…

How to secure care homes and their residents in the 21st century

The solution is wireless, user-friendly and already trusted in residences all over Europe Care homes present many unique security challenges. Above all, a residence needs to feel like an open,…

Helping self-funders make the right choices

The harsh financial climate is making some of the major players in the care home industry closely examine the finances of prospective residents. Are future residents rich enough to meet…

Franchising: could it work for care homes?

William Laing, looks at whether this model could solve some of residential care’s woes. Franchising works well in homecare. A prime example is Bluebird Care, which pioneered homecare franchising in…

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