Care Advice and Resources
Alzheimer’s Disease International
Care Home Advice
Care Home – Advice & Nursing Home Advice
The Money Advice Service – Support services available for carers
The Money Advice Service – Paying for care and acquiring funding to cover care costs
Helping Hands, Home Care Specialists
Care Watch – Elderly Support Information
BUPA’s Elderly Care Support Hotline
BUPA’s Guide to Elderly Care
Mental Health in the Elderly
Mental Health Foundation – Advice on Mental Health in Later Life
Support and Advice
Age UK – Home & Care Support and Advice
Which? Elderly Care Support and Advice
NHS – Support and Advice
Campaign to End Loneliness
Transport for the Disabled and Elderly
PB Conversions – vehicle mobility adapters
Pegasus Home Health Care – home care providers
Waste Management for Care Homes
SRCL – Nursing and Care Home Waste Collection Service
Maintaining safe slings and care home equipment
Our Fairfield Care servicing team offers a full support service for patient moving equipment, such as slings, helping to keep your care home equipment in excellent condition and legally safe.
To ensure adherence to regulations, such as the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations or LOLER, slings and patient lifting equipment must be checked regularly.
Regular inspections will also help to ensure the safety of your patients and staff.
We can support your compliance including registration, notification, inspection and reporting. We can also provide emergency inspections and repairs.
To learn how we can help and to book a consultation visit our Slings Inspection page.
#Share TheLove Best Blog Competition: Winner
The Fairfield Care judges are happy to announce the winner of the #ShareTheLove blog competition as Stephanie, author of Raising Emily: A family and lifestyle blog, for her heartfelt piece about her grandma.
Stephanie mentioned to us what being involved with our Share The Love campaign would mean to her:
“I have previously mentioned my nan on my blog, on numerous occasions. She stepped in when I was younger and took responsibility for me when my parents didn't want me. I know that I will never be able to repay her for what she and my grandad did, but it doesn't mean I won't ever stop trying.
She went on to explain more about why Valentine’s was specifically important to her and her grandma.
“Valentine’s Day is a very hard time of year for my nan, as she was married to my grandad for 40 years before he died. His birthday is also February 15th and he would have been 70 this year, It's a day that I know will be extremely hard for her. Since losing my grandad, a lot of my family sadly don't bother with her anymore, and I know she feels lonely.
It would be nice to show her that we do care - although I know she knows we do as we see her every week.”
Everyone at Fairfield Care would like to offer a huge heartfelt thank you to Stephanie and the other entrants for getting involved. Whilst the competition was very close, the judges felt touched by Stephanie’s account of her grandfather passing, and the impact that has had on her grandma, and how this opportunity to spend time together on a day of love helps to combat loneliness.
Calling all bloggers - take your grandparents for tea!
Do you have your own blog? If so, then we'd like to treat you and your grandparents to a special treat on Valentines Day!
Why? To raise awareness of one thing... loneliness
Raising awareness with #ShareTheLove
At Fairfield Care, we work with a lot of care homes, looking after the nation's grandparents and great grandparents and want to raise awareness of a huge issue we see every day.
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