Falls due to dehydration have been reduced by 33% at one care home group by using Mobile Care Monitoring to evidence and monitor fluids.
The care home group reduced its number of people with possible hydration issues from 100 to just four per day following the introduction of Person Centred Software’s Mobile Care Monitoring system.
The Government recommends that all adults including the elderly drink at least 1.6 litres (for women) and 2.0 litres (for men). It is a health and social care requirement that people at risk of dehydration have their fluids monitored year-round in care homes.
Paper based fluid charts make it difficult to monitor fluid intake during the day. By monitoring people’s intake of fluids in real-time using Mobile Care Monitoring, care homes can immediately see which residents have not had sufficient fluids and can take appropriate action.
Adept Care was one of a number of providers to recently introduce Mobile Care Home Monitoring at one of its homes (see Adept home launches mobile care monitoring system).
Other adopters of the technology include WCS Care, which earlier this month became the first provider to celebrate six Outstanding CQC ratings (see WCS Care celebrates sixth Outstanding).