The team at Campsie View Care Home in Glasgow have been working on a continence project with a specialist team to help improve the well-being of the residents.
Katy Jenks, Home Manager, explains: “We started this project with the aim of improving the well-being and care experiences of our residents. It is acknowledged incontinence affects many older people living in care homes across Scotland, so a proactive approach to continence care has the potential to enhance emotional and physical wellbeing for many individuals. The project encourages the team to think big but start small as well as encouraging the team to consider adopting a different mind-set and approach that meets individual needs.”
The project team includes care home staff, NHSGGC Continence Resource Service staff, and the OntexID specialist nurse. There was also support from the specialist nurse who supports the use of Urisheath.
Katy Jenks, added: “We will be starting with one resident and adding another each month. The aim is to develop a reliable bowel and bladder assessment that leads to individual continence promotion activity being put in place to meet the individual care needs. Initial findings are positive and the care home is in the final stages of testing the adapted input/output documentation that will help care team to record accurate information to aid decision making.”
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Date published: 15 December 2017