Care Show Bournemouth

Care-Show-Bournemouth-LogoThe free education programme at the Care Show Bournemouth (March 26 & 27, Bournemouth BIC) will provide timely updates and informed debate on all the issues of relevance to everyone involved in owning or running an organisation responsible for the care of older people, as well as those responsible for domiciliary care agencies, sheltered accommodation, learning disability homes, local authorities, specialist care units and private hospitals – plus GPs, clinical commissioning groups, Foundation trusts and NHS professionals.

The best practice presentations from the industry’s leading experts within three dedicated seminar theatres – Keynote, Dementia and the Homecare Theatre – include, in the Keynote Seminar Theatre:

  • Regulations – CQC regulation and inspection; the Care Bill and the opportunities it represents. Alan Rosenbach, Senior Policy Advisor at the Care Quality Commission, will discuss the need to establish a robust regulatory model that delivers consistency throughout the country – and the emerging issue of market oversight.

Other sessions will spotlight:

  • Tips on winning public sector contracts;
  • Reputation management.
  • Attracting the self-funder;
  • Understanding your local care market; and
  • The benefits of digital marketing.

Supported by CareChoices and including panel discussions, the Dementia Seminar programme will, for example, highlight inspirational dementia care programmes. Jason Corrigan of Four Seasons Health Care, an independent and leading health care provider of nursing homes, care homes and specialist units throughout the UK, will ask ‘Do we truly know if residents living with dementia are happy about the quality of care they are receiving?’

Other thought-provoking sessions in the Dementia Seminar Theatre include:

  • Dementia care in the community;
  • Dementia and the physical environment;
  • Activities to improve health and wellbeing;
  • Making care homes feel like home;
  • Nutrition; and
  • How technology can improve dementia care – this panel debate will include Nigel Newman, Senior Business Development Manager at Boots. He says:

“Pharmacy has a unique opportunity, as part of the primary care team, to help improve the lives of people with dementia through their knowledge of both the condition and its treatments both in community and care environments.

“Technology can provide great insight and data for primary care professionals, release time to care and through providing access to online resources and learning, increase the confidence and capability of carers and nurses to provide great support to people with dementia.”

Reflecting the importance of the role of the home care sector in meeting care needs, the Homecare Theatre is being staged in conjunction with UKHCA, which is working with the show organisers to produce a series of sessions focused on the needs of home care providers. Topics being covered are:

  • Current and future challenges;
  • Individualised Service Funds (ISF);
  • Recruiting for values – The Good Care Group’s Dominique Kent will ask ‘How do you recruit the right people for care work? How do you balance competence with the correct skills? And how do you successfully embed – and retain – those attributes into your care environment with minimal ‘churn’?

Other sessions will focus on:

  • Top tips for setting up a homecare business;
  • Staying ahead of the national minimum wage;
  • Dealing with dementia;
  • Marketing your home care business:
  • Medication management; and
  • Review websites and NHS Choices.  Anieakan Assangha will pinpoint how public demand for information is arguably at its highest – and openness and transparency are clearly features associated with trustworthy organisations. These are features, he says, that attract over 40 million visits to the NHS Choices website.

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