Leading senior living care provider Orchard Care Homes has introduced catheter passports at its services.
The Urinary Catheter Passport, which is also used by the NHS, will provide crucial information and support for residents with an indwelling urinary catheter to help prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections and hospital admissions.
Hayden Knight, CEO of Orchard Care Homes, said: “The introduction of catheter passports throughout the homes ensure residents are permanently equipped with their personal health passport which reassures those individuals that their health and care is always a priority.”
The passport, which residents will own themselves, will act as a resource for the care home staff to enable them to provide exceptional individualised care plans and produce positive resident outcomes based on evidence and aims to encourage residents to take an active part in their care by encouraging information sharing, informed decision-making and inclusion.
Quality of care and invigorating best practice is at the forefront of Orchard Care Homes’ strategy and this latest CQC rating is testament to the group’s impressive record to provide the highest quality of care to its residents, with 88% of its homes now rated ‘Good’ and a 5* Food and Hygiene rating across all of Orchard Care Homes services.