Working in a Care Home. What makes it so rewarding?

Working in a Care Home. What makes it so rewarding?

It is well documented that the UK is on the brink of a Social Care crisis.  There is a lack of healthcare workers and nurses wanting to work in residential settings. Many people seem to favor the acute hospital environment. Sharon Allen, chief executive of Skills for...
Fundamental Standards as outlined by the CQC

Fundamental Standards as outlined by the CQC

What are the standards? The Care Quality Commission (CQC) Fundamental Standards came into force in 2014 and replaced the previous ‘Essential Standards of Quality and Safety.’ The Fundamental Standards are benchmarks below which a person’s care must...
Medicine Inventory Management: Care Home Stock Control

Medicine Inventory Management: Care Home Stock Control

How much time is spent each month on the ordering and receiving of medicines in Care Homes? Medicine inventory management demands a great deal of time from carers working in care home environments. Carers are required to remove themselves from regular tasks for entire...
Skin Health and Pressure Damage in Care Homes

Skin Health and Pressure Damage in Care Homes

The largest organ in the body… Skin accounts for 15% of a person’s overall body weight. The skin’s three layers, Epidermis (Outer), Dermis (Middle), and subcutaneous tissue are responsible for: Protecting the body, from mechanical damage, from UV...