Incontinence products may be costing you a lot more time and money than you think
Incontinence products account for only about 1% of the total costs of a nursing home…but incontinence care as a whole can account for up to 15% of total costs. Your choice of products can have big consequences towards those further costs – and, of course, the health and happiness of residents and staff.
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Reducing "consequence costs"
With the right products and care routines you can dramatically reduce “consequence costs” such as unnecessary product consumption and extra work, laundry and skin treatments. In fact, the result can be a reduction of total costs by up to 10% – just by halving the incidence of leakage you can save as much as the entire budget for incontinence protection.
Resident and staff benefits
Of course, measures such as lowering leakage are good news for residents and staff. Residents are more comfortable, mobile and healthy, and they feel better too. Staff spend less time on changing pads, bedding or clothing and on intrusive skin treatments – they get a better, more rewarding balance in their day, which can do wonders for motivation and the retention or recruitment of valuable personnel.
Take a look at the Cost and Care simulator to get an idea of just how far-reaching an impact your choice of products and routines can have.
The next step?
But how do you implement this in real life? This is where TENA can help you. Together with our dedicated incontinence management advisors, and the support of TENA products and services, you can explore the best balance between costs and care quality. In other words, get healthy residents, refreshed staff and happy managers.