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Retirement Villages Explained [with graphics]

In later life, it becomes important to ensure our loved ones can enjoy a high standard of living while also having access to care as and when required. Social care options have grown in recent years, and retirement villages have become an attractive option for seniors looking for a lifestyle transition. So what are retirement villages? How are they run and what do they have to offer residents that traditional care homes simply can’t? What makes a retirement village? Retirement villages are built around independent living inside a social, active community setting. They’re built to serve all the needs of residents…

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What Do Residents Look For in a Care Home? – Infographic

As property consultants with vast experience in the care home sector, we understand how important – and often difficult – choosing the right care home is. That’s why we’ve put together this care home infographic to highlight some of the issues facing existing care homes, and what might be done to attract patients to a modern care home in the future – ensuring a better standard of care for all.   When a resident chooses a care home, they’re making an important decision about their future. From a care provider’s perspective, an intuitive service delivered from the outset – to a…

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Reducing Hospital Admissions via Improved Care Home Standards

No matter what time of the year, elderly people, who are making up a larger and larger proportion of our population, require more care and more attention. It’s a problem we have to face up to as a country, with an aging population which could eventually be the one thing to bring the NHS to its knees. This issue is both a large and a small-scale one, it could be something which cripples our economy, but it’s also heartbreaking for our loved ones because the low standards in some care homes is often preventable. There are several ways in which we…

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Significance Of Time And Money Management In Summer School Construction Projects

Construction projects for schools are tricky since they can’t simply be scheduled in to suit the contractors at any old time of the year. The majority of school construction projects are carried out in the summer when students and teachers get a long break. This gives designers and contractors a time in which the work can be carried out safely, without too much worry over the disruption of the school. This small window of construction opportunity, whether for upgrades and maintenance or a brand new addition to a site, means there has to be more consideration put into the planning and…

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Changes To CDM Requirements Part 2: The Implications

These regulations came into force on 6th April 2015 but for most projects already underway these have been managed under interim measures with the existing parties being employed, however as of 6th October 2015 all projects both new and existing will have to be managed under the New Regulations. There was, just before and for a while after, some speculation on the effect and actual practical management of the new Regulations, however, new guidance has been published and initial draft documents have been issued giving a clear picture:- The Key changes are as follows: All projects must have:- a) A written…

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