- Meets PUWER regs - from the HSE
- Meets DoH95 (18) - regulations
- Immersion process formulated to kill HCAIs (Healthcare Associated Infections)
We are delighted to bring you a project we're very proud to be helping on, the refurbishment of 18 rooms at Red Rose Care Home in Newark.
Red Rose Care have a history of achieving excellence and the newly refurbished rooms are adding to these high standards by offering end of life care facilities.
Are you looking to place an order this week? Is it going to be over £75? Would you like the chance to win £100 worth of jewellery vouchers?
As a little treat, and a small thank you, we're offering 11 customers who order between now and 3pm on Friday 16th November, the chance to win 1 of 11 vouchers worth between £25 and £100!
All you have to do is order over £75 worth of products on the website between now and 3pm on Friday 16th November! Simples!
Winners will be drawn early next week and winners notified the same day so we can get your vouchers to you in time for the festive season, so you can either use them for gift purhcaes or buy yourself a little something to sparkle in over the party season.
So hop over to hcsuk.co.uk now and place your order!
Website orders only placed before 3pm on Friday 16th November 2018
We may not have the grandest stand and we definitely don’t have the biggest marketing and merchandising budget, so it was particularly lovely to get great feedback, when a lady who visited our stand at the NACC National Association of Care Caterings Training and Development Forum from last week gave us her prize for the’ Best Stand of the Day.’
This week is Falls Prevention Week September 22nd-28th and we wanted to get you all thinking about what you could do to reduce the risks of falls in your homes, make you aware of some statistics around falls in care homes and also to tell you about our unique and best selling Falls Management Solutions.
• According to L Z Rubenstein Falls in Older People study, falls account for 40% of all injury deaths which occur in care homes.
• Falls are 5 times more likely to occur in care homes than in the community (WHO)
• One in ten care home residents who fall sustain a fracture
It’s important to us here at Hcsuk, that everyone in the care industry is given the best tools to do their job, whether that’s the product solutions to help care for those in their care or the training they receive. Part of that training in most places is a good induction to a new workplace and part of that induction should be learning about the suppliers your care home uses.
Caring for a loved one with a dementia can be challenging, tiring and lonely for relatives and carers, and so often we forget that we need to look after ourselves too.
Jo Bonser, MD of Hcsuk, speaks from her own personal experience, having taken 4 months away from work to care for her own Mum, aged 97, living at home with vascular dementia.
‘My Mum would get extremely anxious if I was to leave the room, just to make a cup of tea, and would even follow me and shout at me for nipping out for a much needed loo break! So my days were spent sitting beside her in the same room from the time she got up until going to bed, with her repeatedly asking me the same questions – it was exhausting. Luckily I had my Border Collie, Hollie, living with us and my daily sanctuary came when a carer would relieve me for an hour and so I could get out in the fresh air and walk in nature, one of my favourite things to do.’
I would like you to imagine, for a moment, how you would feel if you were suddenly struck down with a stroke - seemingly coming from nowhere in the space of a moment, and with potentially life changing consequences – not just for you who is immediately affected, but also for your loved ones.
After all, shaky hands, limited movement in your neck and/or potential paralysis down one side of your body, would make it nearly impossible for you to eat and drink independently. And having to have someone assist you with your meals, or face spilling food on a table or yourself, can be embarrassing and have a negative effect on your self-esteem and even lead to you refusing to eat.
We wash our hands with soap to kill germs and bacteria. However, if you are currently using bulk fill or refillable soap dispensers, did you know that they are a breeding ground for bacteria and they can leave hands with 25 times more bacteria after washing?
The Centre for Disease Control and Infection (CDC) warns – Do not add soap to a partially empty soap dispenser, this practice of topping off dispensers can lead to bacterial contamination of soap.
Here at Hcsuk, our aim is always to promote and advise on best practice for care homes and fit for purpose product solutions to enable, our care home customers, to meet the regulatory requirements and to help them to improve their standards.
Hi! Today's Thirsty Thursday and I have a very topical question for all you guys out there working in social care who are supporting ladies and gents and trying to improve their fluid intake as mush as possible.
We all know what the potential effects of dehydration are for our elderly and vulnerable loved ones. We know that it can lead to: