Norley Hall is set to welcome Aquarate’s Hydracup, a hydration monitoring system that eradicates paper-based records.
Dehydration is one of the simplest illnesses to avoid but still leads to thousands of deaths each year, especially among the elderly.
It is believed that 20% of older people living in UK care homes are suffering from the effects of dehydration and at least two elderly patients a week die of hunger or thirst.
Within care homes, manual fluid balance charts are still used which are time-consuming and hard to keep accurate. On average, carers spend six minutes per day, per resident, monitoring a resident’s fluid this way. This presents a huge potential in freeing up time for other caregiving tasks.
As well as cost savings and a reduction in hospital admissions from care homes, using Aquarate’s Hydracare system to track fluid consumption can also reduce medication needs drastically and provide vital data required by the CQC which proves the care home is meeting their resident’s hydration needs.
Millennium Care is excited to be extending the innovative cup across the rest of the group in the not-too-distant future.