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  • 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...
  • Physiotherapy has a role to play for both residents and your staff

    Karen Middleton, CEO of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, considers how physiotherapy helps care home residents to age well and has a role to play in keeping your staff fit as well. “The modern physiotherapist has a very broad...
  • What chart users have been telling us recently…

    “An indispensable part of our holistic care” Salvation Army’s Furze Hill Care Home has been using our Care Charts for over a year now, and manager Ellie Cant has given her agreement for us to reprint her recent email to us here. “We find our Remember-I’m-Me Standard Care Charts...
  • What have we been talking about in past newsletters?

    We’ve been sending out a regular newsletter since August 2013 and have touched on a wide range of subjects. Here’s a chance to re-visit an issue if you didn’t see it at the time… April 2015 Pets as Therapy / Bespoke Care...
  • Money isn’t the motivator we think it is…

    It’s surely very simple, isn’t it? Pay your staff more and they’ll provide better performance. Not so, according to Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. In certain circumstances, he suggests, it could even...
  • We won the Innovator Award!

    Last month I heard we had been shortlisted for the south east Innovator Award by the GB Care Awards, and on Friday 29th Nov we went to the Awards Ceremony to hear that we’d won! As much as I already knew that these products,...
  • Twist-N-View Care Charts help Reduce Average Length of Stay in Community Hospitals

    Twist-N-View Care Charts help Reduce Average Length of Stay in Community Hospitals

    Having run a comprehensive trial for six months in one ward, Peninsula Community Health is introducing the Twist-N-View care charts into all 17 wards in their 14 community hospitals. Peninsula is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company and provides NHS adult community health services to local people in Cornwall and...
  • We’re finalists in the GB Care Awards 2013!

    I am so proud that the Care Charts have been selected as finalists for the Innovation Award in this year’s GB Care Awards. It’s great to have our hard work and the value of our products recognised. Congratulations to all the other...
  • Care Charts selected by home to help with award-winning care

    We are very proud to have our care charts in use at the care home managed by the National Care Home Manager of the Year, Alison Bedford, which has also recently become the first care home in the country...
  • Pain Assessment App

    A student at the University of Greenwich has developed an app for iPhone and Android phones, in addition to a web application on the internet, to help assess the level of pain being experienced by someone unable to communicate. The app which uses the Abbey pain...
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