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What Can You Expect From a Great Care Home?

Choosing a care home can be a significant decision for many, and it should be expected that the care home you do choose provides the highest standards of care possible. But what goes into making a great care home? In this article, we’re taking a look at exactly that. Safety Care home safety comes in many forms, from the training, professionalism and support offered by staff to the security of the building, maintenance of appliances, general hygiene and more. Residents should feel comfortable and safe throughout their stay, and confident that their needs are attentively looked after by a team who…

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The Benefits of Care Home Refurbishment

Care homes should be built to last, giving certainty and quality to an establishment. For many care homes the wear and tear of time, as well as the progression of technology, makes care home refurbishment imperative.  Of course, refurbishments aren’t always required for homes which have only recently been built, but the demand on care homes means there are a variety of benefits to refurbishing properties at certain points. Here are just a few of the benefits for residents: Better facilities Through refurbishment, care home facilities can improve drastically, offering a better quality of life and meeting the varied needs of…

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Designing Bespoke Care Homes for Dementia Residents

Presently, there are approximately 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK – this figure will reach around 1.4 million by 2040. This year, 209,600 people will develop dementia – this equates to one person every three minutes. One in six people over the age of 80 have dementia, and 70% of people in care homes suffer from dementia or memory problems. These saddening statistics are why care homes for dementia residents are so important, and in this article, Aedifice will lay out the key features of a dementia-centric care home. Designing Bespoke dementia care design comes by paying close attention…

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Home Care or Care Homes: What’s the Difference?

Two options remain at the forefront for elderly people needing later-life care: home-based care and purpose-built care homes. Here, we’re looking at the telling differences between the two. Home care With a home care arrangement, the person receiving care lives in their own home and has regular visits to ensure they have the support they need. As well as regular medical check ups, visits can also include cleaning, meal preparation and the delivery of shopping. One of the key benefits of choosing home care is that the resident is able to retain their independence and privacy completely; they are also able…

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Fire Safety in Care Homes

In a care home environment, every design aspect must be planned with precision and a sensitive awareness towards the safety of every resident. Fire safety is an essential consideration for care homes — vulnerable residents must be looked after and safeguarded when it comes to both fire prevention and response. In this piece, we are looking at the current state of fire safety in care homes, including what needs to change and how improvements can be made. Why is fire safety in care homes so important? The nature of a care home should immediately put a greater focus on the importance of…

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