TENA Personal Hygiene.
Caring for the individual
Skincare and cleansing are an important part of continence care and an integral part of daily life in a nursing home. They directly affect resident health and well-being, the quality of the working environment and the overall costs.
Understanding the benefits of hygiene
Better resident care
The right personal daily hygiene makes residents feel comfortable, refreshed and healthier. Good hygiene ensures the strongest barrier against skin irritations and infections, and helps resident self-esteem and social acceptance. All of which creates a more rewarding atmosphere for both residents and caregivers.
Up to 30% less work
According to a study carried out by C.H.U de Charleroi in Belgium (J Douchamps et al, 2007), nursing homes report considerable time savings of up to 30% with best-practice personal daily hygiene.
Best-practice personal daily hygiene is also about minimising unnecessary consequence costs e.g.:
- Product over-consumption and waste
- Laundry costs
- Skin treatment costs
TENA Personal Hygiene. For best-practice skincare and cleansing.
Routines for best practice. All day and every day.
TENA provides best-practice routines for each personal hygiene procedure:
- Morning and evening hygiene
- Pericare at pad change
- Bath or shower and hair wash
These routines cover all aspects of personal hygiene. In addition to step-by-step descriptions of each cleansing and skincare procedure, there are general guides for how to put residents at ease, how to set up the tools for each job, and how to dispose of materials.
And throughout, focusing on the emotional well-being of residents, there are approaches that promote the involvement of the resident – as much as possible out of their bed – and the therapeutic importance of face and hand cleansing.
Complete skincare and cleansing range
TENA supplies a full range of quality skincare and cleansing products – from liquid soaps and barrier creams to wipes and wash gloves.
Using soap and water for intimate and frequent hygiene can put fragile, elderly skin at risk – natural moisturising oils are removed, which can lead to skin irritation and infection. 3-in-1 products contain surfactant-free emulsions to cleanse, restore and protect the skin. And, compared to soap and water, they can dramatically reduce the time needed to carry out intimate and often intrusive hygiene.
Dealing with skin problems
In addition to moisturising creams, lotions and oils that are applied during normal skincare, there are zinc and barrier creams to protect dry and irritated skin. These help keep residents comfortable and, crucially, these can prevent more serious skin conditions and costly treatments.
Equipped for care
TENA supplies a full range of gloves, cloths and wipes. Designed to work perfectly with the different liquids and creams, they ensure caregivers have the most suitable and flexible equipment available.
Supporting you every step of the way
With TENA Personal Hygiene, you get full, ongoing support from TENA. We help you and your staff implement best-practice hygiene – and help you maximise care quality and cost benefits.
Training on product selection and routines
TENA Personal Hygiene is implemented through TENA Solutions where we work with you to plan your own hygiene programme and train staff where needed. This training helps staff put the agreed routines into daily practice and ensures they use the right products at each step – for the best care for residents and the best use of your resources.
Delivering better care at a lower total cost
Monitoring care quality and efficiency, and finding new areas for improvement, are further goals during TENA Solutions cooperation with customers. You can make use of our Cost and Care Control tools and our advice to get the most out of TENA Personal Hygiene – in terms of the best care quality, optimal staff workloads and the lowest total costs.