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Friday, August 5, 2022
Designing for Dining We explore why the design of dining rooms and the products used in them is crucial to supporting people living with dementia. Over recent years we have explored best practise in the design of dementia care environments, recognising the role physical spaces have on empowering, or indeed obstructing, the lives of those living with the condition. But, with the focus for many architects and interior designers on private spaces such as bedrooms and bathrooms, one area often overlooked is the care home dining room. People with dementia can take longer to eat, have trouble with co-ordination, and in some cases have difficulty swallowing. Some may also need one-to-one support or cues to help them eat. And, with staff-to-pa

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Friday, July 29, 2022
Roman blinds are very popular in care homes. They offer a more nuanced way of modulating sun light, offer greater privacy and the fabric design options are practically infinite. Fitting Roman blinds ...Read More?
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Foam mattresses are the most commonly used style of mattresses you might find in care homes. They are useful as they can adapt to a range of environments and pressure area care properties. But what ex ...Read More?
Thursday, July 14, 2022
What Does Bariatric Mean? The term bariatric is used to describe the branch of medicine that deals with and treats obesity. Quality of life for bariatric patients can be greatly improved through ...Read More?
Friday, July 1, 2022
Care Homes were badly affected by the covid-19 pandemic. One thing that has come out of it is a new way of looking at care home improvements. Where as hygiene and health have always been important fac ...Read More?
Friday, June 24, 2022
What is Reminiscence Therapy? Masny care homes and Healthcare environments use Reminiscence Therapy (RT) to engage their residents. It is frequently used to treat dementia or severe memory loss. RT w ...Read More?
Friday, June 17, 2022
We are all well aware that the UK is aging and aging quickly. With This those developing dementia will increase. Therefore, designing for dementia has always been important, but demand for dementia f ...Read More?
Friday, June 10, 2022
At night, with the lights off we would all have a good crack at navigating our homes. We would know roughly where light switches were and where the creaky floorboards are. Entering a new care home ca ...Read More?
Friday, June 3, 2022
Improving Quality of life in Care Homes Care home managers and healthcare professionals are always looking for ways to enhance the quality of life for care home residents. We get asked this a lot wh ...Read More?
Friday, May 27, 2022
Wayfinding is a vital component of any care home design, when used effectively it can dampen the stresses of dementia and boost the wellbeing of residents. Care Homes needn’t be drab affairs a ...Read More?
Friday, May 20, 2022
Recliner chairs can serve an incredibly important purpose in your care home. They have capabilities standard care home furniture chairs don’t necessarily offer. Recliners mainly help in the eas ...Read More?
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
We are thrilled to announce we have become a proud sponsor of the Care Workers Charity. We are unbelievably proud to be part of this charity and campaign to support those that support our friends and ...Read More?
Friday, May 13, 2022
The sun is starting to hang around in the UK and we thought a handy little guide highlighting the benefits of the outdoors to your residents. Also, we will point out a few tips to enhance the care of ...Read More?
Friday, May 6, 2022
We like to help crack the world of pressure area care which can often be a world full of strange jargon. This blog is going to explain the idea of dynamic mattresses and static mattresses. Both styles ...Read More?
Friday, April 29, 2022
A primary misconception about loneliness is that it can only affect those who live on their own and who don’t have regular social contact. However, recent research shows that people who live in ...Read More?
Friday, April 22, 2022
The need for high quality pressure relieving mattresses is essential in the care environment. However, when is it time to consider a replacement. After a while the effectiveness of your mattress on yo ...Read More?
Friday, April 15, 2022
Most profiling beds in care environments will be able to assume the Trendelenburg position. This where the bed moves to a slope where the feet will be at the top and head at the bottom. First charact ...Read More?
Monday, April 11, 2022
In order to ensure the long-term comfort and usefulness of the chairs you buy, it's important to carefully consider all the available options when choosing the upholstery for your care home lounge cha ...Read More?
Friday, April 8, 2022
When reading about pressure sores you may have stumbled across something called a Waterlow score. Well wonder no more. We will help define it and explain how it can help you in assessing pressure sore ...Read More?
Friday, April 1, 2022
The Chester Duck Race was back last weekend and the event was bigger than ever. This year marked the 8th Duck Race after a 2 year break and the event was a huge success. Hickory’s kindly sponsor ...Read More?
Monday, March 21, 2022
New research from the Dementia Services Development Centre has explored how the healing qualities of lighting may benefit those with dementia. Diagnosis of dementia has been rising for years now. 15% ...Read More?
Saturday, March 19, 2022
There are a number of different pressure mattresses that have been manufactured specifically to relieve pain and reduce the risk of pressure ulcers in patients. The mattress that a patient will need w ...Read More?
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Enhance the view There is nothing finer than a new set of curtains, especially for care homes with large windows and beautiful views. Adding a luxurious frame to that view can add a level of opulen ...Read More?
Monday, March 14, 2022
Falls, slips and trips in care homes are major contributors to injuries and hospital call-outs. It isn’t only residents that are affected but staff and visitors too. It is really important to m ...Read More?
Friday, March 4, 2022
World events and Furniture supply In the UK the fallout from Brexit, Russia’s War in Ukraine and Cost of living has managed to reach the world of Care Home Furniture. We are going to explain wh ...Read More?
Tuesday, March 1, 2022
When supplying for a new care home it can often be confusing to know what fire regulations need to be applied. Different sizes and styles of property may have differing requirements. Due to this resp ...Read More?
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
A clean and efficient healthcare environment is of vital importance and not only enhances the quality of life for the resident but also the quality of care given. Renray Healthcare has recently intr ...Read More?
Monday, February 14, 2022
What is a Bariatric Mattress? These are specially reinforced mattresses that are designed for heavier people. They have greater levels of support for increased body weight and can mitigate pressure ...Read More?
Monday, February 14, 2022
It is no secret that people are living longer by 2041 there is expected to be over three million people over the age of 85. Because of this demand for care and nursing homes will only ever increase. ...Read More?
Monday, February 7, 2022
Over chair and overbed tables are a type of portable table that can be placed over the user while they’re in bed or sitting in a chair, as opposed to regular tables such as dining room tables or ...Read More?
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Attributes of a top dementia friendly care home Selecting the right and appropriate care home for your loved ones is hard. We have digested what the Alzheimers Society considers to be the key attri ...Read More?
Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Beds are the most important part of any care home environment for residents. They are where your residents will spend large proportions of their time. The need for them to be comfortable, supportive a ...Read More?
Saturday, January 22, 2022
  There are a number of considerations when it comes to choosing waiting room furniture for visitors and patients in hospitals. Below, we discuss the main points to consider to help you choose t ...Read More?
Friday, January 21, 2022
Types of Care Home Chairs Seating is one of the most important considerations care homes need to make for their residents. As well as being practical to the environment they also need to be designe ...Read More?
Monday, January 10, 2022
Ultimate Guide to Curtain Installation Measuring up for new curtains in your care home can come across as a little fiddly and lead to embarrassment if curtains are the wrong size for the space they ...Read More?
Monday, January 10, 2022
An overbed or over chair table is a type of portable table that is placed over a user whilst they're sitting or lying down. The table's surface can then be used from a bed or a lounge chair. Thus, the ...Read More?
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Christmas is on us and the festive day is around the corner. The last 18 months has been difficult and this time of year can be particularly problematic. Positivity can be forced on us and it is absol ...Read More?
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Exposure to cold temperatures through winter can affect anyone. However, the repercussions of the cold for the elderly is far greater. As we get older our bodies lose the ability to protect us against ...Read More?
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Stepping into any hospital and you are likely to find a mixture of ward furniture from a growing number of NHS contract approved suppliers (Such as ourselves). But hospitals are more nuanced now, with ...Read More?
Monday, November 29, 2021
Future of Good Care Home Environments For many people the idea of having to chose a care home a problem for the future. The government is actively thinking of creative ways in which it can provide fo ...Read More?
Monday, November 29, 2021
Positive Care Home Design for Residents Good care home interior design is vital to the happiness and wellbeing of your residents.  Experienced staff and quality clinical care is no longer enough ...Read More?
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
How to care for residents returning from hospital It is really important for care home managers to know and understand the support and care needs of residents who are being moved in and out of hospit ...Read More?
Monday, November 8, 2021
When it comes to how we as a nation care for those who served in the Armed Forces, ‘dignity’ and ‘respect’ should be the watch words. Just as each and every one of us has a uni ...Read More?
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
  Since the government announced its plans to introduce compulsory vaccination for anyone (unless exempt) entering a care home setting in June, the industry has been waiting for further details ...Read More?
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
For the senior living, when they live in a care home - that is their home. The expectation for care homes is not only to be safe but a pleasant place to live. The elderly’s experiences in a care ...Read More?
Monday, October 11, 2021
An audit is making sure that your care home is according to your policies, procedures, care plans and other related documentation. A furniture audit is a quality check to analyse the lifespan of patie ...Read More?
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Hackitt Report & Fire safety Act 2021 – What Could This Mean for Your Care Home? After the Grenfell Fire Disaster in 2017 the Hackitt Report was set up and released to ensure such tragic ev ...Read More?
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Creating a comprehensive NHS Furniture Product Range is one of Renray Healthcare’s proudest achievements. It is both an essential service and a huge honour to supply healthcare furniture, as the ...Read More?
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Natasha’s Law Explained: PPDS Food Labelling Natasha’s Law will come into effect on 1st October this year. This new law obliges all food businesses to label a full list of ingredients and ...Read More?
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
In September 2019, NHS Shared Business Services launched the Design, Furniture and Appliances Framework to allow public sector organisations to procure through an online NHS supplier portal. To view l ...Read More?

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Posted on 25 Oct

Designing for Dining

Designing for Dining We explore why the design of dining rooms and the products used in them is crucial to supporting people living with dementia. Over recent years we have explored best practise in ...Read More?

Posted on 24 Oct

How to put up Roman Blinds?

Roman blinds are very popular in care homes. They offer a more nuanced way of modulating sun light, offer greater privacy and the fabric design options are practically infinite. Fitting Roman blinds ...Read More?