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PERSONAL SAFETY FIRST Rachel Blackburn, Head of Care Homes at Millenium
Care, talks to Tomorrow’s Care about how Pinpoint’s Staff Alarm System kept employees safe when dealing with residents with challenging behaviour.
NEWS Our news section combines care sector updates with a look
at what’s been going within your care homes and care services across the UK.
WHAT'S NEW? Discover all the latest company developments and
product and service releases across the health and social care sectors.
TEN QUESTIONS WITH… In this issue’s hot seat, Dr. Linda Harris, Chief
Executive at Spectrum Community Health CIC, answers our ten questions. Find out how she thinks the care sector could be improved.
LOGGING ON Skills for Care highlights five ways that social care
providers can utilise digital resources to improve what they do, how they do it, and the teams who do it.
PRIVACY PROTECTOR Dedicated monitoring solutions that look aſter the
wellbeing of residents and enshrine their privacy are the future of the care industry, explains Dr Harro Stokman, CEO of Kepler Vision.
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IN GOOD HANDS What is the significance of reliable patient handling
equipment in hospital and community care settings in the Forth Valley Health Board area? Brian Stewart of Falkirk Council discusses.
A GUIDE TO SOCIALISE Do you think a patient is lonely? Here is what you can do
to help as a care provider from Luca Rado, Founder of The Live in Care Company.
HOME SWEET HOME What are the different elements that should go into
designing a care home in order to provide a safe and comfortable environment for residents? Rishi Sodha, Care Director at Priesty Fields Care Home, talks us through some suggestions.
DELIVERING DIGNITY Stuart Reynolds, Head of Product and Marketing at
AKW, discusses why having the right equipment available to maximise the independence of your residents is so important.
DON’T DUMP IT, DYE IT Paul Hamilton, Technical Director of Regenex, talks
about an emerging trend in garment coloration and re- coloration that’s becoming a game changer for healthcare organisations and their laundries.
WASTE NOT, WANT NOT Commander Brian Boxall Hunt, Chief Executive at The
Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society, discusses how care homes can implement changes to reduce their environmental impact.
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SAFETY & SECURITY SYSTEMS
SUPPORTING A SAFER FUTURE Stephen Cavanagh, Ascom’s Senior Sales Consultant for
Long-term Care, explains how the latest technology can continue to keep elderly residents safe as we liſt restrictions.
FEEDBACK LOOP The only effective way of monitoring and maintaining
standards in care homes is to get frequent and honest comments from end users, says Paul Botsford, Head of Assisted Living Technology & Services at Secure Meters.
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