Our Risk Management Programme is particularly focused on the avoidance of falls and secondary infections common amongst those living with dementia. We utilise latest technology to safely support independence.
Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s) can commonly occur and our carers are trained to understand how to prevent them through good personal hygiene and infection control, and excellent nutritional intake and hydration. Our carers are able to spot the signs of a urine infection and leverage GP support immediately in order to obtain prompt and appropriate treatment.
Dementia dramatically increases the risk of falling, and falls are one of the leading causes of death among older people. Although people in care homes are three times more likely to fall than people living in their own homes, falls prevention is a priority. We cannot eliminate risk of falling, but we can minimise this risk, through promoting client well-being and reduced agitation, and can also reduce the risk of further injuries following a fall.
Safety in the home can be enhanced by technology and we have partnered with Econogard – market leaders in providing assistive technology products which promote independence and freedom whilst maintaining client safety. They can provide a range of products specially designed for people living with dementia, including falls alarms and help pendants, discreet monitoring tools and door alarms, wander guard devices, infrared sensors and continence alert systems.