Health & Safety articles

ASK THE EXPERT: Managing dysphagia

ASK THE EXPERT: Managing dysphagia

Emily Stuart, dietitian at Wiltshire Farm Foods Dietitian, part of the apetito group, offers tips on managing dysphagia in dementia patients

Sunlight on make-up mirror causes care home blaze

A warning has been issued to keep mirrors away from windows after a fire at a Staffordshire care home.

Barchester care home cancels food contract following meat scare

A Barchester care home has cancelled its contract with food supplier Russell Hume after the Food Standards Agency (FSA) ordered it to stop production.

Electrical fire leads to care home evacuation

Residents were evacuated with six taken to hospital for treatment following a fire caused by electrics at a care home in North Wales yesterday.

Be prepared for anything

Rescue training provider Ruth Lee explains the importance for care home providers in planning for emergency scenarios.

Taktis upgrades care home fire safety

Two Cumbria care homes have upgraded their fire safety with the installation of Kentec Taktis Fire systems.

Virtual Reality helps reduce falls risk

Virtual Reality equipment has helped three Belong Care Village residents complete a falls prevention course.

Elderly woman dies after fall in care home garden

A 103 year old woman has died after being left alone in a care home garden for two hours.

Shaping Tomorrow: Abena aims to revolutionise continence care

Abena and wearable sensor specialist MediSens are targeting the UK care home market with a revolutionary continence aid product.

Bupa pilots Sentimoto wellbeing app

A smart phone app that provides real-time monitoring of physical activity, sleep and social activity has been successfully piloted by Bupa.