Care Home Open Day has gained momentum over the last 4 years, encouraging care homes to open their doors up to the local community on that day: 17th of June. This year's theme is "celebration", and we will surely visit and participate in the joy.
Alzheimer’s Society is running a very sympathetic nationwide campaign, "Singing for the Brain". A group activity carefully made for people with memory loss to receive the many health benefits that are connected to the fun of singing.
This Friday the annual Great British Care Awards takes place in Birmingham. A tremendous reminder to all of us that not only movie stars and musicians are being paid a tribute for their life long contributions.
Last week at Microsoft's annual Build Keynote, Sekoia got a fine mentioning. Build is their largest developer conference, so much appreciated. Thanks!
The speed and scale of change in the care home industry is creating new strains, challenges and opportunities. What was good practice a year ago can be obsolete today.
Freedom for local councils to increase local taxes by up to 2% to pay for elderly care will be used by 94% of town halls in England.
According to an interest group protecting elderly rights the simple lack of relations to others increases the risk of illness and an early death by 50%.
We are not entirely about our selves and our world doesn't stop at our doors. Being a business within care means looking after those who work and live in this very real world.
Whether you are a rock, pop or panpipe person, may mean more for your choice of care home than just a few years back. Today we are seeing lots of different interest based residential care homes pop up.