New partnership helps tackle dehydration in care environments
A new partnership is helping tackle dehydration in care environments by combining accurate fluid monitoring technology with wireless telecare solutions to help avoid hospital admissions.
Everon UK, a provider of digital health and care solutions, has added Aquarate, the UK’s first automated hydration tracking solution, to its portfolio of services.
Dehydration is a major challenge across care environments in the UK. It accounts for around 35 percent of hospital admissions from care and nursing homes, according to Everon, and is a factor in 12,000 deaths from acute kidney injury every year.
Poor hydration can also lead to complications including kidney disease, increased risk of falls, cardiovascular issues and decreased physical and mental mobility.
Aquarate’s Hydracare technology produces accurate fluid intake data that integrates into care systems. The Hydracup discreetly tracks an individual’s fluid intake by measuring liquid volume automatically, allowing caregivers to proactively provide further fluid management to those who need it the most.
The Hydracare technology platform allows caregivers to access real-time data to track intake, detect spills and highlight any unusual patterns in fluid consumption. Intelligent data monitoring eliminates the need for paper records, saving staff time, increasing accuracy and supporting more high-quality care.
Aquarate Hydracare is fully compatible with Lyra, Everon’s digital, cloud-based, health and care solution, which provides round the clock reassurance for individuals.
Lyra’s wireless system is built around the unique needs of each individual, from simple pull cords and call buttons to a combination of smart sensors and wearables, which provide a greater level of support when needed.
Pete Kerly, Managing Director at Everon UK, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Aquarate to provide a comprehensive fluid monitoring solution for our care home and assisted living clients.
“Aquarate’s innovative technology fits perfectly with our digital portfolio and will add an extra dimension to our wireless telecare and telehealth monitoring solutions. Hydration plays a key role in wellbeing, and Aquarate is a proactive solution that will help us to support many more people to stay well and avoid hospital admission.”
Rebecca Taylor, Chief Executive at Aquarate, added: “Aquarate is proud to be a part of the digitally connected Lyra solution Everon is offering to their customers. Everon’s data, now with the Hydracup, will enable partners to deliver proactive and efficient care. The intelligent activity monitoring solution allows carers to identify deterioration quickly, preventing decline and improving quality of life.”