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Contents homecare ENVIRONMENT Features 14 Understanding the legal issues arising from Covid-19


Tom Lumsden, a partner at commercial property specialist law firm CooperBurnett LLP, examines the legal issues for care homes arising from the ongoing coronavirus crisis


18 Minimising viral spread in response to Covid-19


MAG Laundry Equipment managing director Mark Dennis outlines the best practice for killing viruses through the laundering process, re-programming machines for heightened thermal control and general servicing recommendations to help see care homes through turbulent times


23 Blue sky thinking: the power of biophilic design


David A. Navarrete, director of research initiatives and content development at virtual skylight maker Sky Factory, explains how biophilic design increases care home residents’ connectivity to the natural environment


28 Avoid the potential risks of breathing indoor air


Have you considered the quality of the air residents, staff and visitors are breathing? The quality of indoor air is an issue that is rising quickly up the agenda, says Clare Noble, head of healthcare for hygiene services provider PHS Group


31 How technology helps achieve outstanding results


Technology in care has become increasingly important, transforming the way in which care is delivered and the use of digital care systems has resulted in many people experiencing better and safer care, says John Rowley, senior sales manager at Cura Systems


35 Artful care home design is just across the corridor


Interior designer Jacqui Smith, co-director of Sussex- based practice HomeSmiths, explains how enlightened use of corridor spaces can enhance the experience of care home residents without blowing the budget


39 How technology can safeguard water supplies


Kevin Belben, technical applications manager at water management specialists Cistermiser and Keraflo, discusses the evolution of water temperature monitoring systems and looks at how harnessing the internet of things is playing a crucial role in improving care home resident safety and estate efficiency


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