Pressure Care and Incontinence Associated Dermatitis

Pressure Care and Incontinence Associated Dermatitis

NICE (2018) reports that pressure ulcers are caused when an area of skin and the tissues below are damaged as a result of being placed under pressure sufficient to impair its blood supply. Typically, they occur in a person confined to a bed or a chair by an illness...
Supporting breathlessness in people at the end of life

Supporting breathlessness in people at the end of life

Becoming out of breath can be normal.  It is how the body responds to requiring more oxygen, for example, when people exert themselves physically.  Getting out of breath in response to exercise is part of keeping fit and strong and is a positive thing.  However, for...
Technology enhancing the role of care workers

Technology enhancing the role of care workers

‘The rise of technology in care: how will it affect workers?’ was published by The Guardian earlier this week. You can read the full article here, as well as our take on the key points below.    Innovations in care When we think of innovations in...
Innovation and Technology for Dementia Care

Innovation and Technology for Dementia Care

Dementia care involves enabling people to live with as much freedom and choice as possible, whilst minimising risk. This can pose a particular challenge to carers, particularly when the resident is prone to wandering behaviour. Wandering behaviour occurs in 6 out of...
Fire Safety Measures in Care Homes

Fire Safety Measures in Care Homes

Whilst exhibiting at London’s Health Plus Care show in June, we got the opportunity to speak to some of the Fire Officers from London Fire Brigade. The officers were spreading awareness about some of the new risks facing care homes in relation to fire safety. We...