Wear&Care

Knowledge of incontinence and diaper culture

The challenges we solve in the care sector

Incontinence care is an individual matter

In many respects, people are considered individuals, but in the vast majority of places in the care sector, round care is still practiced. We all have different urination patterns, and citizens with incontinence, therefore, need to have their diapers changed at different times.

With Wear&Care’s independent sensor technology for diapers, employees can be notified when a diaper is full. Therefore, diapers can be changed according to the citizen’s needs, rather than during routine diaper rounds. In addition, employees can look at Wear&Carre’s overview to see if there is a urination pattern. Thus, they can help the citizen on the toilet so that urination takes place on the toilet, rather than in the diaper. Thus, better bladder emptying and greater dignity for the citizen are achieved.

With Wear&Care’s sensor technology, it becomes easy to change citizens’ diapers when the need arises – neither too early nor too late.

Prevent wounds, fungus and skin damage

When a diaper is not changed in time, it can cause complications, and it can be complicated to get a sore or macerated skin to heal afterward. By changing diapers at the right times, you can reduce the risk of macerated skin and wounds. If the damage has already occurred, one can shorten the healing process because the skin is not moist for an extended period of time as it can be in an unchanged diaper.

Fungus also thrives in a wet diaper, and therefore it is important that the diaper is changed when it is wet. By changing the diaper in time, fungus in the diaper region can be eliminated and the citizen is spared pressure on the skin. These pressures can, in the worst case, cause pressure ulcers that often require intensive wound care.

By using Wear&Care’s sensor technology for diapers, you will find that the skin heals faster and that wounds, fungus, and damaged skin are reduced. Wound and fungal prevention have a positive impact on the incontinent’s quality of life. At the same time, resources are released by staff because time-consuming wound care is avoided.

Comfort the troubled and extroverted citizens

A wet diaper can be uncomfortable and it can result in the incontinent citizen becoming restless. With Wear&Care’s sensor technology, it is possible to ensure that the diaper is changed on time, with the result that the citizen will be calmer. At the same time, the risk of the citizen becoming challenging behavior is reduced.

Night sleep is absolutely essential for a human being, and being woken up unnecessarily because the diaper needs to be checked routinely can be devastating to a cohesive and restful night’s sleep. With Wear&Care’s sensor technology, care staff no longer need to disturb the citizen unnecessarily at night, thus increasing the chances of an undisturbed night’s sleep.

Prevent life-threatening infectious diseases

Elderly people with dementia are more often affected by infections. An elderly dementia sufferer is seven times more likely to die after being admitted with an infection, compared to an elderly person without dementia who has not been treated for an infection. Therefore, it is important that citizens do not stay too long with a wet diaper, where bacteria thrive and develop. Here, Wear & Care’s sensor technology for nappies can help the citizen not lie in a wet nappy for too long and thus reduce the risk of infections, which can have fatal consequences.

Paradigm change and diaper culture

A diaper needs to be changed on time, but when is it? In the care sector, diapers have long been replaced with the assumption that staff knows when a diaper is full. There is a tendency for the citizen to get a bigger diaper on than necessary, but is that the solution? The diaper can be so large that the citizen can barely be mobilized or that the diuresis runs out of the sides of the diaper, instead of being collected in the diaper. This is because the size of the diaper means that it does not sit correctly on the citizen or has gaps in the sides.

Wear&Care has developed an overview of when a diaper should be defined as wet and should be changed. The system notifies when a diaper is full and can also be used to determine if the citizen is wearing the correct diaper size. In the work with incontinence, you can use Wear&Care’s technology to make an analysis of the individual citizen’s urination pattern and as a result, the citizen can be helped to an easier and more comfortable life with incontinence.

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Gains for users, citizens, society and economy

The citizen

Diaper changes as needed – up to 40% fewer diaper changes and 70% fewer disturbances at night

Individually adapted care and diaper type as well as better night’s sleep

Less risk that the citizen is “forgotten” and wears wet diapers for a long time

Less risk of hospitalizations and readmissions

The employees

Fewer worries due to security to be notified when a diaper needs to be changed

Færre tunge og stressfyldte opgaver, som f.eks unødige bleskift og bundskift, samt forstyrrelser af borgeren & magtanvendelse

Easy overview and access to information about diaper status

Reduction of any conflicts between watch teams

The environment

40% reduced diaper waste and 100% reduced waste from bottom change (eg sheets, gloves, etc.)

Less washing and thus reduction in the use of detergents and water resources

Municipality

Economic gains outweigh the investment due to reduced consumption of resources and consumables

More time for care and nursing with the same resources – individual and targeted care

Quality assurance – statistics and historical data on diaper changes across nursing homes and the possibility of documentation for relatives

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Tel. +45 5357 1656

Mail: aco@wearandcare.com

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