With International Infection Prevention Week in full swing (15-21st October), now is the perfect time to talk about controlling the risk of infection for staff and residents in your care home.
Nutrition is an important part of caring for older people. Ensure that you're taking care of your elderly residents by encouraging a healthy diet and lifestyle with our guide on elderly nutrition...
Choosing furniture for your care home is essential to providing a safe and comfortable environment for the people living there. Discover how you can choose the right furniture for your care home.
Loneliness is a growing problem amongst elderly people in particular. Find out what you can do to keep loneliness at bay, and make your care home a sociable and positive place to be.
It's never too soon to start planning for the winter illness period. Find out how to prepare with this helpful post, including a shopping list of the items to stock up on and advice on vaccinations.
There's a lot to consider when furnishing a care home bedroom. Explore our interactive guide to find the products you'll need, including bedroom furniture, specialist bedding and much more.
It’s essential for all nursing and residential homes which stock controlled drugs to have a system in place to safely and effectively manage medications. Find out what steps you need to take.
Disposable gloves can only be effective if they're used and removed properly. Find out how to remove disposable gloves safely with our step-by-step guide, and make sure you're following best practice.
With so many people living in a care home environment, infection control is vital. Find out which areas of your care home are most likely to harbour bacteria, and what you can do to keep them clean.
Thinking of ordering medical supplies online, but not sure how? Find everything you need to know about ordering online with Care Shop, with our helpful new video guide.
Summer has arrived, so why not make some plans for your residents to enjoy? Here at Care Shop, we've got lots of ideas for fun care home activities and decorations, so read on for inspiration.
Are you clued up on sharps safety? Test your knowledge with our sharps safety quiz, and make sure you're following best practice in your team when it comes to sharps safety training.
With so many different types of wound dressing available, it can be difficult to know the difference. Find out more about different wound dressings and how they can be used with this A-Z guide.
Carrying out blood tests is an everyday occurrence in any medical facility or care home, and sharps safety is vital. Find out what you can do to improve blood test safety with help from Care Shop.
Skin tears are a very common cause of wounds, particularly amongst older people. Find out how to help your team identify, treat and prevent skin tears, to protect those in your care.
Disposable gloves are vital for infection control, but are you clued up on using them? Find out why disposable gloves are important, when to wear them and how to remove them safely with our guide.
Ordering medical supplies online with Care Shop is quick and convenient. Find out everything you need to know about creating an account, browsing our products and checking out your order right here.
Dementia Awareness Week 2017 is taking place from 14th-20th May, and this year it's all about opening up communication. Find out what you can do to improve communication about dementia.
Communication can be a challenge when you're caring for someone living with dementia. Find out what you can do to support them and make communication easier, with these useful tips.
In nursing and care homes, infection control isn't just best practice: it's the law. Find out how you can keep your care home free of infection, by implementing good hand hygiene and cleaning regimes.
Disposable gloves are essential for preventing infection, but do you know what type of gloves to choose? Find out more about the gloves available here at Care Shop, and when they should be worn.
If you're caring for someone who is living with dementia, find out what you can do to ensure their bedroom is a comfortable and inviting space that makes them feel secure.
Thinking of freshening up your care home this Spring? Find out how to keep on top of things with our care home cleaning schedule, and learn why a good cleaning regime is so important.
Pressure ulcers are a very common problem for care home residents, and they can be serious if left untreated. Find out what you can do to help treat pressure sores for those in your care.
If one of your residents is suffering regular falls, it could be a sign of underlying health issues. Find out more about the dangers of falls in the elderly, and what you should check with a doctor.
If you use patient lifting equipment such as hoists, by law you need to ensure that it's all properly tested and maintained. Find out everything you need to know about LOLER regulations right here.
Oral health plays an important part in enhancing an individual's dignity and overall wellbeing, but it's often not prioritised in care settings. Find out how to improve oral care in your care home.
With Nutrition and Hydration Week taking place from 13th-19th March this year, we've been giving some thought to the problems of dehydration in older people - and what you can do to help prevent it.
No matter how hard you try to keep residents protected, injuries do happen, and for elderly people in particular it can take time to recover. Find out how you can help aid wound healing with our tips.
For those who work in care, using sharps such as needles and syringes is unavoidable, so it's vital to make safety a priority. Find out more about best practice for sharps safety with this blog post.
Managing diabetes can be difficult for vulnerable or elderly people, and it's important that carers provide them with enough support. Read on to find out how you can help residents with diabetes.
Day-to-day continence care can be very time-consuming, leaving carers with little time to address an individual's other needs. Find out how to make the most of your time with this blog post.
If needles are used in your care home, it's vital to comply with HSE Sharps Regulations. Find out more about the regulations, and how to ensure your care home complies, with this helpful guide.
With so many different incontinence products available, it can be difficult to know what's best for your loved one's needs. Find out how to choose the right products, here on the Care Shop blog.
It's important to change wound dressings regularly, particularly when you're caring for vulnerable individuals. Find out more about best practice for changing dressings in this blog post.
No matter how hard you try to protect those in your care, accidents can sometimes happen. Find out how to treat burns safely with guidance from our latest blog.
Bathing can be relaxing and enjoyable, but for people with limited mobility it's important to take precautions to keep them safe. Find out how to maintain safety in the bathroom with our latest blog.
When it comes to continence care, a personal approach is best. Today on the blog, we look at how successful person-centred continence care can be, and how you can implement it in your care home.
Christmas can be a difficult time for care home residents, particularly if friends and family are not nearby. Find out how technology could brighten up your residents' Christmas in our latest post.
The symptoms of dementia and incontinence can often be interlinked, and it's important to provide holistic care. Today on the blog, we look at the important factors you should consider.
Providing the right support for your clients or residents begins with understanding their needs. Today on the blog, we look at how you can carry out a continence assessment for customised care.
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.
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.