Practical solutions for optimising hydration in care home residents

Greene, Carolynn ORCID:, Wilson, Jennie ORCID:, Tingle, Alison and Loveday, Heather ORCID: (2019) Practical solutions for optimising hydration in care home residents. Nursing Times, 115 (9). pp. 30-33. ISSN 0954-7762

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As people age, they become increasingly vulnerable to dehydration. Older people living in care homes are particularly at risk and ensuring that they receive and consume adequate amounts of fluid every day can be a challenge. This article describes the findings of a quality improvement project conducted in two London care homes aimed at optimising residents’ fluid intake. A range of simple and inexpensive practical solutions were developed and implemented with good results. The research team that worked with staff on the project has since developed a free resource pack on hydration in care homes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This project was funded by the NIHR NWL CLAHRC. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care. We would like to acknowledge the contribution made by Aggie Bak to this project.
Keywords: hydration, care homes, quality improvement, older people
Subjects: Medicine and health > Health promotion and public health > Care homes
Medicine and health > Nursing > Nursing practice
Depositing User: Carolynn Greene
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2019 14:06
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:00


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