Contents homecare ENVIRONMENT Features 14 A voice for the whole of the social care sector

Avnish Goyal, chair of Hallmark Care Homes and chair of Care England, considers the key role of Care England, which works on behalf of the care sector to create an environment in which the delivery of high quality care can be assured

17 A land model for the future provision of elderly care

It can be difficult to know how to prepare for the future, but we do know that it is essential that we begin discussing how we will deal with later life care needs, says Stephen Collinson, managing director, Ryhurst

21 Assistive monitoring and way finding strategies

Dr Ghasson Shabha, Dr Bisola Mutingwende and Dr Kristi Gaines, describe their recent work to investigate the latest developments in incorporating assistive technology and way finding design strategy in to residential care homes and specialist health facilities

26 When elderly care achieves five star hotel style luxury

Earlier this year, Susannah Millen was invited to enjoy a tour of the newly refurbished Albert Suites, a boutique care home that sits within the Battersea Place retirement living development in London, and to see for herself the levels of luxury that can be achieved

30 A focus for the sector on person-centred care

With the organiser reporting that visitor numbers were up year on year and many exhibitors have already booked for 2019, we look back at The Care Show 2018, which was held at the NEC Birmingham from 17-18 October

34 Promoting relationships in homes for older people

Jenny Kartupelis explores how the features that make a home can be recreated in a care home in various ways in an article based on a book on creating environments for shared living

39 Welcoming residents into a new care home

Sara Livadeas, director of Social Care Works, has written a guide to opening a new care home for operators, which is sponsored by Care England. Here she provides a summary of the content, which focuses on the period during which

42 Promoting best practice in laundry management

Bedding, clothing, towels and cleaning materials need to be laundered to a high standard and turned around quickly, while ensuring infection control guidelines and other regulations are adhered to, says Clare Long, business account manager for care, professional division, Miele

45 How temperature and humidity promote comfort

Fan Wang, a building physicist and lecturer at Heriot-Watt University, discusses the findings of a series of studies carried out over the past three years, which focus on temperature, humidity and comfort in care homes and offers some practical solutions to ‘winter dry’

48 Key functional elements in dementia care provision

Peter Rose, owner, The Care Home Designer, discusses the seven key elements that are fundamentally important to how well a care home will function: colour schemes; themes; way finding; personalisation; destinations; lighting; and toilets and bathrooms

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