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Care Home Registered Managers – their importance in running a good care home

On the 28 August 2013 , the Care Quality Commission (CQC) announced in their monthly newsletter that they would be following up on care home providers who didn’t have a registered manager.  

There are a number care home  providers who are currently operating without a registered manager, despite this being a condition of their registration.   Under the terms of their registration this is…

Interior design for care homes

The interior design of both residential care homes and nursing care homes can be a little on the predictable side.  There has been a trend over the years for everything to be kept simple, with wipe clean surfaces, vinyl seating and lino floors still the norm in a great many places.  This coupled with lots of donated knick-knacks, inherited furniture from past residents and the odd random…

Chico says it’s flower power all the way!

Chico the Chuhuahua

Chico offers home managers and staff his top tips for running a care home. He always welcomes feedback.  Today’s top tip: All good care homes should be seen as part of the local community in which they are situated and there are various ways of making sure that your care home is regarded as a valuable asset to local people.  One good way of interacting with people who can spread the word about…

Chico’s latest top tips for running a care home

Chico the Chuhuahua

Chico offers home managers and staff his top tips for running a care home. He always welcomes feedback.  Todays top tip: There is always the temptation to dwell on the negative.  We’ve all seen the press articles about the poor care in some of our care homes and hospitals.  So you care home managers out there, we need to start to address the balance  – don’t forget the huge amount…

Top tips for running a care home from Chico

Chico the Chuhuahua

Chico offers home managers and staff his top tips for running a care home. He always welcomes feedback.Todays top tip: With all this hot weather its important to encourage residents to drink plenty and stay hydrated. Don’t forget that ice lollies and jellies are also good sources of hidden fluid.  Melon and pineapple cut into long fingers and put in the fridge also make great, refreshing…

Chico’s top tips for running a care home

Chico the Chuhuahua

Chico offers home managers and staff his top tips for running a care home. He always welcomes feedback. Todays tip when running a care home: Don’t forget in this hot weather to water your pots and hanging baskets every day – they make the home look great but soon dry…

Care home makeover service – putting some style into care homes across the UK

New care home makeover service – large or small projects…

Care Homes At Risk

Care Homes At Risk

BBC reports care homes “at risk of going bust” – there has been a 12% increase in the number of care homes going out of business and people should realise that setting up a care home is not a way to make an easy…

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