Making the Choice between Live-in Care and Care Homes

When our loved ones get older, it can be difficult for friends and family members to provide the help they need, especially if specialist care is required. For individuals living with conditions like dementia, around-the-clock care and attention is often needed but not always provided due to a lack of time, leading families and friends …

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Keeping Care Homes Cool in Summer

The recent heatwaves have made the headlines, with temperatures reaching 30ºC in some parts of the country and hosepipe bans being put into place. Whether you're a summer lover, or you prefer it cool, it's important for everyone to be aware of the damage the sun can do and to limit how much time you …

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Care Home Activities for Father’s Day

Father's Day is fast approaching and thankfully the weather has cleared up enough now to make venturing out safe. Every dad deserves some appreciation particularly on Father's Day, so fathers in a care home are no exception. No matter what your situation is, there are plenty of fun and exciting activities for you and your …

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Diabetes Week: 11th – 17th June

This week — from the 11th to the 17th June — it's Diabetes Week, a time when people living with the condition and supporters of diabetes charities come together to share their stories and raise awareness of diabetes. The main aim of Diabetes Week is to encourage people to talk more about diabetes, both online …

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Improving the Wellbeing of Care Home Residents

This week it's Mental Health Awareness Week, which aims to promote the awareness and understanding of different mental health conditions and provide help for those that need it. Mental health conditions can affect different people in different ways, so it's important that everyone can get access to services which can help them. Mental health affects …

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Spring Cleaning for Care Homes

Springtime is all about freshening up and dusting off the winter cobwebs to embrace the warmer weather and beautiful nature, ready for the summer. Having a good clean is a popular way to get into the spring spirit, whether it be at home, in the workplace or another communal area. Care homes are no exception …

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Eggcellent Easter Ideas for Care Homes

Easter is just around the corner — how fast is this year going? — And it's a great holiday for everyone to enjoy. Whether you're going the whole hog and organising an Easter egg hunt for your loved ones, or simply enjoying eating as much chocolate as possible, a fun and exciting way to get …

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