Using continence care products regularly can take its toll on your residents' skin. Today on the blog, we look at incontinence skin care, and the steps you can take to keep individuals comfortable.
Continence care is a practical responsibility carried out by care home staff on a daily basis, but it can still present a challenge. Today on the blog, we look at tips for making it more manageable.
As National Stress Awareness Day approaches, we take a look at how care home managers can help staff achieve the right work-life balance and maintain their mental health.
Strict fire safety standards are especially important in organisations such as care homes. Today on the blog, we take a look at what measures you can take to help keep your residents safe.
Keeping your care home clean is crucial, but it can be tricky to keep track of what needs doing. Download our free care home cleaning schedule to keep on top of getting things spick and span.
Outside of the care home environment, it can be difficult for elderly and vulnerable people to find the support that they need. Today on the blog we look at how shops could help support the elderly.
Incontinence is a very common condition among older people, but can be embarrassing for those affected. Read on to learn how care home staff can help ease embarrassment for residents.
Global Handwashing Day is 15th October and here at Care Shop we believe that it should be a habit in all Care Homes, find out more here.
Choosing the right height for your care home beds is more important than you might think. Today on the blog, we look at how the right height beds could improve health and safety for your residents.
Your residents' mental health needs are just as important as their physical health, and one technique you may want to embrace in your care home is mindfulness. Find out more in this week's blog post.
The benefits of massage have been well documented for people of all ages. Today on the Care Shop blog, we look at the positive health effects which massage could have for older people in care homes.
Setting up a library or book club in your care home can bring a great deal of enjoyment to residents, so here at Care Shop, we've put together a guide to help you get your residents reading.
Trips and falls can happen in care homes for many reasons. Today on the Care Shop blog, we look at what care home staff can do to try and keep injuries from trips and falls to a minimum.
Today on the Care Shop blog we take a look at how to clean the mattresses in your care home and when to replace them, so you can make sure your residents get a good night's rest.
Everyone deserves a great night's sleep, so today on the Care Shop blog we're taking a look at how to use bed side rails, wedges and buffers to help care home residents get a peaceful night's rest.
This week's blog post looks at best practice for using wheelchairs in care homes, so you can help your residents get around safely and comfortably.
Today on the blog, we look at safe techniques for helping residents with reduced mobility to get around, including using specialist equipment such as lifts, slings and hoists.
To help you choose the optimum care home seating for all of your residents, we’ve created a handy and helpful infographic which you can find below.
The Red Bag Scheme, implemented by the London Borough of Sutton, addresses some of the issues surrounding the transfer of residents between social and medical care.
In this blog post we’ll outline some of the causes of elderly insomnia, along with suggestions for helping your residents to get better quality rest.
All our account customers who pay all of their outstanding invoices on their account dated up to the end of May 2016 before Tuesday 28th June 2016 will be entered into our prize draw.
For people with caring, sharing and compassionate personalities, pursuing a job as a carer often seems like the natural choice. Find out more about this rewarding and fulfilling career.
The Big Lunch was launched back in 2009 as a simple way to bring neighbours together at a planned community lunch event. This year's event is on Sunday June 12th.
Did you know that it’s Mental Health Awareness Week this month? The week organised by the Mental Health Foundation returns May 16th – 22nd.
Today we take a look at the Awel Towi care home in South Wales who have a very special on site treat for their residents!
This week we investigated the potential power of getting creative in your care home to help those living with dementia express themselves in a meaningful, therapeutic way.
Read our latest post on how you can make your residents more comfortable in your care home using furniture they can feel at home with.
Dementia symptoms can have an impact on relationships with food and eating, habits, which makes it incredibly important to create positive mealtime experiences for care home residents that are [...]
Explore some of the most revolutionary products that have made caring for those living with dementia a whole lot easier.
Hogeweyk is the award-winning dutch village created solely for the care of those living with dementia. What can we learn from the 'dementia village' and the way they look after their residents?
Scientific studies have reinforced the health and wellbeing benefits of looking after a pet so is it time that you allowed therapy dogs into your care home?
Caring for someone with dementia can be challenging at times but here are a few ways that you can help to make living with dementia a little easier.
Find out how to protect your care home from the spread of the Norovirus Infection in our blog post which teaches you everything you need to know about minimizing risk.
Care home staff members are frequently asked by visitors for Christmas gift ideas for residents, and on the blog today we’re sharing some of our favourites that are sure to be appreciated.