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Care home supplies 12th April 2024

Care home supplies

Care homes provide support and assistance to a wide variety of people, which means they require a range of products to do this. Look at our top recommendations for care home supplies.

What is a residential care home? 1st August 2023

What is a residential care home?

Understand the differences between care homes. What is a residential care home and what services does it provide to its residents.

Minimum standard for care homes 15th December 2022

Minimum standard for care homes

What are the national minimum care standards? We explain what these standards outline and what level of care we can expect in UK care homes

Why are care home resident numbers declining? 9th June 2022

Why are care home resident numbers declining?

We take a look into why the care home resident population is declining compared to pre-pandemic levels. What are the factors and influences on these statistics.

Working in a care home 22nd July 2021

Working in a care home

We take a look at a day in the life of a carer working in a care home, as well as the benefits and challenges of this role.

Benefits of music in care homes 2nd June 2021

Benefits of music in care homes

Based upon a study into the benefits of music for the elderly and memory, we look at the benefits of having music in care homes. We consider the potential benefits and how you can incorporate music into your care home.

Infection control in care homes 28th June 2019

Infection control in care homes

Infection control in care homes is a serious concern for the elderly, especially for care home residents with dementia. How do you ensure that you don’t suffer an infection outbreak at your care home? We’ve prepared a brief guide and helpful links.

11 care home activities ideas 13th June 2019

11 care home activities ideas

Stuck for ideas? Check our list of 11 care home activities ideas to find something new to do. Most care home residents appreciate activities that keep them active, sociable and entertained. This list contains a wide range of interesting activities from virtual reality immersion to musical playlist creation.

What will care homes be like in 100 years? 21st September 2018

What will care homes be like in 100 years?

What changes might take place between 2018 and 2118 to make the move go from something often viewed as a last resort, to something welcomed without worry?

Charity event to raise vital funds for local homeless charity 12th March 2024

Charity event to raise vital funds for local homeless charity

A team of three staff from Interweave Healthcare braved the elements to sleep outdoors for one night to raise funds for local charity, Happy Days UK.

Focusing on falls prevention at home 6th March 2024

Focusing on falls prevention at home

How can we prevent falls from happening in the first place? Learn more about the risk factors, prevention methods and products to reduce falls risks.

Hospital to home: preparing for hospital discharge 30th May 2023

Hospital to home: preparing for hospital discharge

Transitioning from hospital to home care might feel scary. We share some products to help you care for yourself at home.

The impact of NHS staff leaving healthcare 24th March 2023

The impact of NHS staff leaving healthcare

We take a look at the impact mass resignations are having on healthcare. Explore the reasons why healthcare professionals are opting for alternative careers.

Introducing Orvecare products 30th June 2022

Introducing Orvecare products

Take a look at the new Orvecare products, from patient warming blankets to bariatric multi-movers.

Preventing falls at home: A checklist 13th September 2021

Preventing falls at home: A checklist

A checklist for preventing falls at home. Including tips for preventing falls and what to do if you do fall. Read our fall prevention advice.

Provision of healthcare for children in hospital 18th August 2021

Provision of healthcare for children in hospital

UK child health & wellbeing in 2021 is lower than average. This article looks into how children in hospital are treated in the UK

Is healthcare on demand a game changer? 1st July 2021

Is healthcare on demand a game changer?

Patients expect quick access to healthcare these days. Is healthcare on demand going to be the game changer everyone hopes it will be?

Countries with free healthcare: How does it work? 6th May 2021

Countries with free healthcare: How does it work?

How does free healthcare really work and where does it exist? We investigate and also look in more depth at universal healthcare countries.

A carer’s guide to medical abbreviations 12th March 2021

A carer’s guide to medical abbreviations

Helpful guide for carers & patients to understand common medical abbreviations. Read our collated lists to learn what the jargon means.

To help you care in a crisis 21st April 2020

To help you care in a crisis

As the coronavirus pandemic hit the UK, we rapidly adapted our working processes to continue delivering much-needed goods to the NHS. Find out more about the challenges we faced.

Carers need care too 19th November 2019

Carers need care too

Unpaid carers have an extremely difficult job. Many without much or any care for the carers. How do they cope? We investigate what support a carer would ideally have.

Looking back at healthcare in 1999 4th October 2019

Looking back at healthcare in 1999

We look back at UK healthcare in the 90s to review healthcare costs compared to life expectancy and more. Which events made the healthcare headlines in 1999?

What do UK care workers wear? 20th September 2019

What do UK care workers wear?

UK care workers, in both care home environments and in-home care roles, tend to wear a uniform. But what kind of uniform do care workers wear, you ask? We explain.

Interesting notes on AI in healthcare 24th May 2019

Interesting notes on AI in healthcare

We summarised the current thinking on AI in healthcare, collated from leading sources. Read this to find out what the buzz is all about.

Checklist: Patient care after hospital discharge 8th May 2019

Checklist: Patient care after hospital discharge

Being discharged from hospital is a positive event but it can also be a stressful time for you, as well as your friends and family. We’ve collated a list of 8 things to help you plan how you’ll cope when you leave hospital care.

Top 20 healthcare Twitterers 4th September 2018

Top 20 healthcare Twitterers

Healthcare related UK Twitter profiles - we looked for the most informative, engaging thought-leaders and information services.

How to choose the right pillows and pillowcases 17th April 2024

How to choose the right pillows and pillowcases

We explain the key features you need to look out for when choosing pillows and pillowcases for your home, hospital, or care facility.

Is 2 hours of sleep better than none? [UPDATED 2024] 22nd January 2024

Is 2 hours of sleep better than none? [UPDATED 2024]

Is 2 hours of sleep better than none? Explore the answer here. Find out why some sleep makes us groggy, and why power naps are so powerful!

Popular products bought in 2023 10th January 2024

Popular products bought in 2023

If you are interested in online shopping habits, we have the information you were looking for! Explore our best-selling products, find out what other customers bought, which colours and sizes.

Do mattress protectors really work? 4th January 2024

Do mattress protectors really work?

Do mattress protectors work? How do they work? And which one is right for me? You've got the questions, we've got the answers. Find out more about mattress protection.

Top recommendations: Winter blankets 22nd November 2023

Top recommendations: Winter blankets

Find the best winter blankets to get you through the extreme cold months. Here are our top recommendations.

Benefits of polycotton fabric 18th October 2023

Benefits of polycotton fabric

What are the benefits of polycotton fabric? Find out why it is a popular choice among medical facilities.

How to get blood out of bed sheets 28th August 2023

How to get blood out of bed sheets

We help you make the most out of your healthcare bed sheets. Learn how to get blood stains out of your linen.

CO2 reduction in slipper socks manufacturing process 21st February 2023

CO2 reduction in slipper socks manufacturing process

Our contracted mill have embarked on a mission to reduce CO2 emissions during slipper socks production. Find out how this went.

Checklist: Things to pack for overnight hospital stay 10th February 2023

Checklist: Things to pack for overnight hospital stay

Staying in hospital can be scary. We give you some ideas for packing an overnight hospital bag, to help you feel at ease.

Introducing bariatric gripper socks 1st February 2023

Introducing bariatric gripper socks

Find out more about our newest size of slipper socks, the 3XL bariatric size. Learn more about the features and benefits of these non slip socks.

What are hot towels? And why you should use them 18th January 2023

What are hot towels? And why you should use them

What are hot towels? And what are the benefits for the face? Find out more about hot towels and how you can incorporate them into your life.

Understanding towel sizes 12th January 2023

Understanding towel sizes

Find out what size commonly used towels are. We explain the measurements of each type of towel, so you can buy the right towels for you.

How to fold a blanket 13th December 2022

How to fold a blanket

How to fold a blanket for a variety of needs. Folding for storage, decoration and more. Folding techniques to suit you and your requirements.

Fall prevention at Christmas [updated 2022] 6th December 2022

Fall prevention at Christmas [updated 2022]

We revisit our original fall prevention blog post and make it festive! We explore the ways in which Christmas and the festive period can bring about fall dangers.

Keep warm this winter with blankets 17th November 2022

Keep warm this winter with blankets

We give our best blanket recommendations for the cold winter ahead. Find a suitable blanket for you or your facility.

Famous nurses in history 16th November 2022

Famous nurses in history

We take a look at some important and valuable figures in nursing history. Their contributions have influenced modern medicine in ways we likely did not even know.

Christmas gifts for family 15th November 2022

Christmas gifts for family

Give the gift of blankets this Christmas. Combat the cold with a variety of high quality blankets.

Interweave supports two conferences 31st August 2022

Interweave supports two conferences

Find us at two conferences this September. The National Back Exchange & the Society of Hospital Linen Service Managers. We look forward to meeting people!

Interweave warehouse & operations team wins award 29th June 2022

Interweave warehouse & operations team wins award

We celebrate our warehouse & logistics team winning the Industry Champions Team Recognition Award.

Why is communication important in nursing? 1st June 2022

Why is communication important in nursing?

What makes communication vital in nursing and other healthcare settings? The benefits of communication in medicine only benefits the team and patients, find out why.

Stress management for older adults 22nd April 2022

Stress management for older adults

We look at how and why older adults can feel stress. We consider symptoms and signs to look out for, as well as techniques that you or your loved ones can do to help reduce stress.

Interweave donates blankets to Ukraine relief 17th March 2022

Interweave donates blankets to Ukraine relief

We outline how we donated items to Ukraine, and the ways in which you can help to. Donating blankets and bedding to refugees and those affected by the conflict.

Compression socks for nurses 11th February 2022

Compression socks for nurses

Understanding the need for compression socks for nurses. The science, the benefits and why nurses should wear them to support their health with long strenuous shifts.

Are blankets recyclable? 16th December 2021

Are blankets recyclable?

Explore the ways in which you can recycle your old and worn blankets. Traditional recycling, repurposing and new ways to use blankets!

Explore patient comfort products 9th December 2021

Explore patient comfort products

An easy summary of the patient comfort products we have on offer. For any care facility, from hospitals to home care. Take a look at some products to help you care.

Understanding NHS waiting times 27th September 2021

Understanding NHS waiting times

Understanding the NHS wait times can be confusing especially when the wait is longer than you'd expected, so we have outlined the various different contributing factors.

How to put on anti embolism stockings 2nd September 2021

How to put on anti embolism stockings

A handy visual guide to putting on anti embolism stockings, commonly used to prevent blood clots, and used to patients who are immobile for long periods of time.

A guide to compression socks [infographic] 25th August 2021

A guide to compression socks [infographic]

Buying compression socks for the first time? Helpful guide includes what they do, what size & rating to choose.

The meaning of green: Why do doctors wear green scrubs? 20th August 2021

The meaning of green: Why do doctors wear green scrubs?

A look into why healthcare professionals wear dark green scrubs. Introducing our new Hunter Green scrubs range.

What do compression socks do? 12th July 2021

What do compression socks do?

Understanding compression socks. Read our quick and easy article explaining the features of compression socks, who needs them and how to wear them. Furthermore, where you can purchase them.

Hospital bed sheets 13th May 2021

Hospital bed sheets

Where to buy hospital sheets is a commonly asked question, we have collated our bed sheet options which are used in hospitals to help you find the right bed sheet for you.

Caring through COVID 1st April 2021

Caring through COVID

A look into the impacts and challenges of caring through COVID. Discussing the difficulties of front line workers in the pandemic.

Pillow menu 19th March 2021

Pillow menu

Providing patients with a comfortable bed to sleep in can ease anxieties. Check our helpful pillow menu guide for hospitals & care homes to choose appropriate pillows for patients.

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