While you may not have positioned yourself as a Care Home for dementia patients, chances are that either now or in the future, you will end up caring for someone with dementia.
Recently introduced to the Berwick range, our new lightweight aluminium hoists are taking the market by storm. We caught up with Nathan to find out more about them.
Consider joining interest groups like ‘STORM care managers inner circle’ on Facebook as a way to demonstrate your desire to listen to, learn from and help out fellow care home managers.
Never underestimate the impact of a refurbishment on the residents as this testimonial points out.
Providing evidence is essential when you document patient care. Record-keeping varies enormously in healthcare. Some people do it really well, and some do it very poorly.
The results from a simple questionnaire can produce remarkable insights and inspire great advances in the quality of care.
CQC don’t know what they don’t know. Unless you tell them that is.
Keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others, which is particularly important in care homes.
Carers are compassionate people who are naturally caring in nature, and at Berwick we are fortunate to be in contact with many such persons.
So you’ve chosen the chair, selected the fabric, and now we need to choose the wood polish. Maple, Mahogany, Oak, or just Natural?
As if by magic, watch this microfibre ‘drink’ up the water off our waterproof fabric.
Heart disease affects a daunting one in four women, which is why Berwick took no time in agreeing to participate in this year’s Bag-It-Beat-It, bag-a-thon.
Tanya is the latest addition to the busy Berwick sales office, bringing her unique sense of humour along with her willingness to learn and attention to detail.
Berwick regularly get shown really dirty floors and get asked for advice on how to clean them. A common problem is the widely used safety flooring which looks amazing when new but over time proves difficult to maintain.
Meet Chris our picker par excellence, responsible for making sure you get what you want, when you want, every time.
Berwick reward their hard-working, record-breaking, award-winning team with an afternoon of Go-Karting.
Rather than stay at the old standard, Berwick this year decided to take the leap and apply for the new, higher standard.
Be reassured that there are still options. With the adjustments available on the SmartSeatPro, our Specialist Advisors can configure the chair that meets your exact requirements.
Another successful install of an automatic Enzyme Drain Maintenance System. Very effective at keeping the kitchen waste pipes clear of blockages and the associated odours.
Enjoy the highlights video of the SPIC Good to Great Care Seminar at the Shrewsbury Town Football Stadium on 20th July 2017.
Free slab of oooh Fudge goes to the first person who correctly guesses the age of this wheelchair on our social media pages.
Berwick Care were pleased to sponsor the SPIC Good to Great Care Seminar at the Shrewsbury Town Football Stadium on 20th July 2017.
Berwick are pleased to be the regional distributor for the legendary CareFlex Seating range.
Great new video launched, with Berwick Technician Adam Moran demonstrating how to assemble a profiling bed in a care home.
Berwick are pleased to sponsor the regions first, Good to Great Care Seminar, hosted by Shropshire Partners in Care at the Shrewsbury Town Football Club, on the 20th July 2017.
The prostate is a reproductive gland located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It surrounds the urethra, the tube through which urine flows.
Surveys carried out in several European countries show that 1 out of every 20 people in the total population are experiencing involuntary urine loss at some stage in their lives. In some age groups, this can even increase to 1 out of every 5.
While you may not have positioned yourself as a Dementia Care Home, chances are that either now or in the future, you will end up caring for someone with dementia. Many organisations will tell you all about the complicated things you should or could do to your bedrooms to make them dementia friendly.
Berwick launch their election manifesto. Enjoy!
Berwick celebrate having been awarded ‘Best General Supplies’ at the Care Home Awards.
Berwick Care, one of the industry leaders in profiling beds have today launched a useful guide on how to buy profiling beds.
Welcome Wallace Carron. In conjunction with his school, Berwick have sponsored Wallace through the final two years of his studies, including valuable work experience.
You may not have positioned yourself as a Care Home for Dementia sufferers, but chances are that either now or in the future, you will care for someone with dementia.
Due to its hardwearing properties, faux leather (vinyl) is a popular choice in demanding Care and Nursing Home environments. Regular care and maintenance is essential in order to maintain the longevity and appearance of the product. To assist you with this we have compiled a guide to cleaning and caring for your Berwick faux leather (vinyl) upholstery.
Lighting strategies can reduce the impact of Dementia.
Today is the first day for Tristan Brassey, Director of Berwick Care, in his new role of Care Home Awards judge where further evidence of the health of this vibrant industry is plain to see.
Having loyally served both of Berwick Care and its customers for the last five years, Nathan was this year promoted to a newly created position, Product Specialist – Furniture and Equipment.
Stuart McMillan of Prochem, shown here handing the award to Mark Brassey of Berwick Care, visited Berwick to acknowledge the exceptional performance of the team of Product Specialists in 2016.
Carl Brassey, Project Manager for berwickinteriors.co is celebrating having completed the RIBA approved DSDC Dementia + Design course.
If you pierce or puncture your skin with a used needle, follow this first aid advice immediately.
Berwick are delighted to be one of just 54 organisations to make it to the final plenary sessions of the judging panels for the 2017 Care Home Awards.
Poorly fitted bed rails have been known to cause asphyxiation where a resident’s neck, chest or limbs have become trapped in gaps between the bed rails, or between the bed rail and the bed, headboard or mattress.
Act-tea-vists from Berwick Care gathered for a ‘Time for a Cuppa Tea Party’ on Friday the 3rd March, and raised £60 to help fund more Admiral Nurses (specialist dementia nurses).
In readiness for their extensive growth plans, Berwick have invested in key staff and are pleased to appoint Ovidiu Sima as Logistics Manager to the team.
Questions and Answers with Sarah Evans, our in-house Accountant.
With huge advances in waterproof and hygiene technology complimenting some stunning designs, soft textile upholstery fabric is becoming an increasingly popular choice in demanding Care Home environments.
As reported by the BBC, a woman has become the first nurse in England to be struck off for failing to wash her hands after treating a patient with MRSA.
An investigation has been launched after a man died from eating a bleach tablet in a Newcastle care home, where it is understood the unnamed resident managed to get his hands on the cleaning tablet which he then swallowed. He died as a result, despite being rushed to hospital.
Mealtimes are a big part of your residents’ lives, an area often scrutinised by CQC inspectors with Regulation 14: Meeting nutritional and hydration needs.
Care Quality Commission (CQC) are increasingly looking at the environment to assess cleanliness and hygiene.
Tips for Designing a Dementia Friendly Care Home
Berwick are pleased to welcome Lynne, specialist Interior Designer. Highly experienced and qualified in design for dementia friendly environments, she uses both science and style, in that order.
North West NHS Foundation Trust has been fined over inappropriate management of the use of bedrails. Following a guilty plea in the Magistrates’ Court the District Judge referred the case to Carlisle Crown Court for sentencing.
Are You Opening Your Doors On The 17th June? Remember First Impressions Count.
How do your Care and Hygiene disposables costs compare with national averages?
The right chair will improve behaviour. What do you think?
We have a deal that you cannot miss.
Berwick continue to thrive and were pleased to introduce two new members to the Sales Team at the beginning of the year.
The Care Sector have again come together to write to both the Chancellor of Exchequer and Secretaries of State for the Department of Health, Department of Communities and Local Government to help face the challenge to meet the requirements of the disabled, elderly and their carers.
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First Impressions Count!
We are pleased to be able to present our new website for 2014.