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10 tips for safe slide sheet use 30th April 2024

10 tips for safe slide sheet use

We had the pleasure of working with professional manual handlers last year. We share what we learned from our time learning about patient handling. Read our 10 top tips for safe slide sheet use.

Interweave donations slipper socks to Butterwick Hospice 24th April 2024

Interweave donations slipper socks to Butterwick Hospice

Last year, we donated slipper socks to Butterwick Hospice, as part of the "comfort bags" initiative. Learn more about the hospice, and Tony's story.

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.

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.

Falls Awareness Week 2023: From awareness to action 23rd August 2023

Falls Awareness Week 2023: From awareness to action

Falls prevention week 2023 begins September 18th. Find out what you can do to prevent falls...

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.

The 6 Cs of nursing 24th May 2023

The 6 Cs of nursing

What are the 6 Cs of nursing? Learn more about the values that underpin care standards within nursing, midwifery and care.

The UK guide to hospital scrubs 5th May 2023

The UK guide to hospital scrubs

How do you identify staff in hospitals? Read the UK guide to hospitals scrubs here.

Fun design for children’s hospital gowns 31st March 2023

Fun design for children’s hospital gowns

Why are children's hospital gowns colourful? Find out the reason why children's gowns are different to adults.

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.

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

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.

Falls Awareness week with Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 21st September 2022

Falls Awareness week with Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

We are partnering with Hull Royal Trust this Falls Awareness Week. Looking to understand the causes, risks and implications of deconditooning and prolonged bed rest.

Falls Awareness Week 2022 6th September 2022

Falls Awareness Week 2022

Falls awareness week runs from the 19th to 25th September 2022. The campaign organisers hope to increase the awareness of what we can all do to minimise falls for the people we care for.

Healthcare volunteering 11th August 2022

Healthcare volunteering

Healthcare volunteering can be a great way to get experience, or simply just donate your time to helping others. There are so many organisations which require your help.

What helps with swollen legs in the elderly 6th July 2022

What helps with swollen legs in the elderly

Find out why swollen legs, feet and ankles are more common in the elderly. Learn tips and tricks to understanding how to deal with swelling.

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.

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.

What is patient centred care? 28th March 2022

What is patient centred care?

Patient centered care benefits the experience, care and condition of the patient, Find out what patient centered care entails.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Donation to Overgate Hospice 15th September 2020

Donation to Overgate Hospice

Slide sheets & extension handles donated to Overgate Hospice in Elland. We're happy to help support their manual handling team.

Caring for someone with coronavirus 31st March 2020

Caring for someone with coronavirus

Find out how to care for someone with coronavirus infection, including checking the symptoms, laundering bedding & disinfecting to protect others from the virus.

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.

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.

Don’t slip up! Buy the right non-slip socks 18th July 2019

Don’t slip up! Buy the right non-slip socks

Investigation into the top 3 best selling non slip hospital socks uk suppliers. This article compares the styles, the fits and the stickiness of each non slip sock.

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.

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.

Do slipper socks help prevent falls? 19th December 2018

Do slipper socks help prevent falls?

The implementation of adequate footwear for patients and residents is one of the steps being taken in order to prevent falls. A budget friendly solution that is being explored is the use of non-slip slipper socks. The question is, what impact do slipper socks have on the fall prevention rate?

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?

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