Identity and Well-being in Care

Identity is the perception of a sense of self, with regards to physical appearance, social relationships, and physical and cognitive abilities.

When adjusting to life in a care home, changes such as retirement or losing one’s family home can result in the resident experiencing a loss of identity.

For people who have lost their independence in many ways, it is vital to positively reinforce a patient’s self-perception and identity to ensure their well-being. This is particularly the case for dementia patients, where often there is already a sense of powerlessness.

‘I actually think I value my sense of self more importantly than my family or relationships or health or wealth or wisdom. I do see myself as being on my own, ultimately, you know, and that means you have to be comfortable with that person.’

–       (69-year-old female retiree, cited in Kroger 2006)

Keeping ownership of personal items, particularly clothing, is crucial to one’s sense of identity and independence. Many elderly people care greatly about their personal aesthetic, and take great pride in their physical appearance. Their clothing, style, and possessions allow them to express their personal and social identities, and can also serve as anchors to cherished memories. Many find that reminiscing brought on by physical reminders helps to reinforce their self-perception.

Nevertheless, thousands of personal items go missing in UK care homes every year. To ensure a dignified way of safely returning your resident’s belongings, please get in touch with Fixxon.

Does Your Care Home Lost Property Room Look Like This?

Care Home Lost Property

 

With so many clothes to handle its easy to see how care home lost property rooms can look like this.

The Fixxon clever clothes labelling system is a laundry label created as a quick and efficient way of identifying clothing. The clearly marked, colour-coded buttons are simply attached to garments using the specially designed tools.

The unique attachment and printing system is designed to be comfortable and discreet on all items of clothing, and also to withstand the extreme temperatures and chemicals encountered throughout the laundry process.

The benefits of this system are:

  • Colour-coded for quick identification
  • It saves on replacement garment costs
  • Improves efficiency during the laundry sorting process
  • Quick and simple to use
  • Cost effective
  • Numbers and bespoke print available
  • Discreet and dignified
  • Buttons removable for re-use.

For ways of reducing care home lost property have a look at our shop for the range of buttons we offer.

 

A Sustainable Labelling Solution For Your Home

See you tomorrow at the Dementia, Care and Nursing Home expo in the NEC! Say goodbye to lost laundry and hello to your new labelling system…. Pop by our stand to discover our easy to install sustainable labelling Solution.

The Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo is the UK’s only free event dedicated to growing the social care industry and achieving a sustainable social care model.

The Fixxon clothes labelling system ensures an extremely time efficient and cost-effective solution to labelling residents’ clothing. Come and see us at stand D422 to see how we can introduce Fixxon into your care home.

Register for your free ticket at www.carehomeexpo.co.uk or call 0117 990 2097

Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo, 26 & 27 March 2019 – NEC Birmingham

Sustainable Labelling Solution

Contact us for more information about the Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo event or to know more about our care home clothes labels.

 

We’re Exhibiting!

We’re exhibiting at the Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo!

Much has been made of the ‘social care timebomb’ in recent months. The analogy refers to the growing demand for care. Care homes need to generate another 50,000 beds within five years to adhere to a growing demand, whilst the domiciliary care industry needs to become more cost and time efficient to save money and improve the level of care available.

The Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo is the UK’s only free event dedicated to growing the social care industry and achieving a sustainable social care model. CPD accredited seminars which focus on sustainable social care will run throughout the event.

The Fixxon clothes labelling system ensures an extremely time efficient and cost-effective solution to labelling residents’ clothing. Come and see us at stand D422 to see how we can introduce Fixxon into your care home.

Register for your free ticket at www.carehomeexpo.co.uk or call 0117 990 2097

Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo, 26 & 27 March 2019 – NEC Birmingham

Dementia Care

Contact us for more information about the Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo event or to know more about our care home clothes labels.

 

See us at the Dorset Care Conference 2019!

Dorset Care ConferenceThis year we are excited to be exhibiting at the Dorset Care Conference on 7th February.

This conference gives us the great opportunity to meet with you face-to-face, and give you first-hand experience of our labelling system.

We often tailor our approach in introducing the system into different homes based on their unique needs.

So come and say hello to us at our stand for a chat and a demonstration, you can even have a go at using it yourself there and then!

We hope you can make it to the Dorset Care Conference. For more information about other care home and labelling events we’ll be attending in 2019, please get in touch.

Fixxon at The Care Show

We are excited to introduce the new colour range of our laser-etched buttons at The Care Show this month! Come along to our stand at the NEC to chat with us about how we can help colour code your care home!

Laundry Labels for Nursing Homes from Fixxon

Laundry Labels for Nursing Homes – Saving Hours of Time for Care Home Professionals

 

laundry labels for nursing homes

There are millions items of clothing are washed every week in UK nursing homes. It’s not surprising that residents’ clothing gets lost.  Sometimes it can be a name label which has fallen off leaving the garment unidentifiable or the writing from the marker used has faded leaving the name unreadable.

Relatives find it very distressing to see their loved one in the wrong clothes.  Lost and incorrectly named clothing is one of the most common complaints that families of residents have about their relatives care home.

Nursing home staff spend many hours a week searching through lost property and residents’ rooms to find mislaid clothing.  This is time that could be devoted to caring for residents.

Fixxon laundry labels for nursing homes are discreet and resemble small buttons, making them comfortable and unobtrusive to the wearer.

Names are permanently etched into the tag, ensuring that they will never fade, even in harsh laundry conditions.  Fixxon laundry labels for nursing homes are simply snapped onto the garment seam using the applicator..

The Fixxon clothes labelling system ensures nothing gets lost and the staff, relatives and residents have one less thing to worry about. The tags have saved hours of time for our laundry staff and have provided peace of mind with the residents and their families for their items of clothing.

Contact us for more information on our labelling systems.

 

Clothes Name Labels – New Smaller Etched Buttons

Fixxon Release a New Range of Clothes Name Labels

Fixxon have just launched a new smaller range of clothes name labels.

The etched buttons are smaller which makes them more discreet and less noticeable. It also means that they are easier to apply as the fastener does not have to be stretched as far.

clothes name labelsclothes name labels

The new etched button labels are smoother than original buttons – they cause no discomfort to the wearer as they are more rounded.  This will be a relief to  many of our customers who have sensitive skin.

Our new buttons are also more economical at about 5p less per button!

Please contact us for more details of our new range of buttons.

A New Combi Gun for Laundry Labels for Care Homes

A New Faster Fixing Gun for Laundry Labels for Care Homes

laundry labels for care homesFixxon have released a new product for attaching laundry labels for care homes and commercial customers called the ‘Combi-Gun’.

The key difference obetween the combi-gun from our original gun is that it has a built in attacher tool (at the bottom of the handle).  This means that the process of attaching the buttons is quicker and easier.

All our commercial customers will be receiving these guns in the future.

We have a wide range of commercial customers including the NHS and the Salvation Army. If you would like to find out more about our labelling systems please call us +44(0)800 096 4011.