Tag: care homes

  • Care Homes can now join John’s Campaign

    Care Homes can now join John’s Campaign

    Why should care homes join John’s Campaign? by Julia Jones, co-founder of John’s Campaign It’s a perfectly reasonable question – John’s Campaign started as a campaign for carer access to people with dementia in the acute hospital sector. My...
  • Oreo, spreading happiness and joy

    Oreo, spreading happiness and joy

    How Therapy Cats Can Bring Countless Joys to Older Adults. St Augustine Health Ministries, a nursing home in Cleveland, Ohio, has a very unusual 4-legged occupant, Oreo the cat. Previously a stray cat, Oreo has become a beloved member...
  • Sport: have we forgotten it?

    Sport: have we forgotten it?

    by Emma Harris We’ve all experienced that feeling when our muscles remember how to do something we thought our minds had forgotten, perhaps riding a bike or swinging a tennis racket. We may assume that an individual with dementia...
  • The Transformative Power of Art

    The Transformative Power of Art

    by Emma Harris For the average person, being given the opportunity to create and express themselves might inspire a sense of freedom and productivity; it might also be something we take for granted. For a person struggling with dementia,...
  • Two award-winning products… one fabulous offer

    Two award-winning products… one fabulous offer

    We are delighted to be partnering with Many Happy Returns to create the Twist-N-View Happy Memories Set for care homes and hospitals. We have adapted our Twist-N-View Display Care Chart so as to display and store a number of the...
  • Sight is precious

    Sight is precious

    Jim took a lot of falls in 2012. His eyesight, dementia and arthritis were all conspiring against him. He’d wake up in the morning, forget he could not walk and think the lights had all been turned off. We...
  • Making time to share stories

    Making time to share stories

    Read our exclusive interview with George Coxon – Director/Owner of Classic Care Homes Ltd and Chair of the Mental Health Nursing Association (MHNA). Here at Care Charts UK, we are always interested in hearing about new initiatives that are...
  • Book Reviews

    Book Reviews

    We continue to add books to this section on a regular basis. If there is a particular book you would like to see included, let us know at feedback@carechartsuk.co.uk. Watching the Leaves Dance by Graham Stokes As Keith Oliver...
  • Getting to know each other

    We’re always going on about the importance of needing to know about a resident’s needs and preferences, but what about your staff? Might they like to share what they like and dislike, and might they learn something from the exercise as well? Encourage your staff to...