Continence Care Roadshow 2022
This year to support World Continence Week, Blueleaf has partnered with Ontex to create the Continence Care Roadshow – which will take us across the UK in our very own ice cream van.
World Continence Week is a health campaign run every year by WFIPP (World Federation of Incontinence and Pelvic Problems) to raise awareness of continence related issues, and this year, the awareness campaign is running from Monday 20th June – Sunday 26th June.
In an NHS England report titled ‘Excellence in Continence Care’ published in 2018, it was estimated that more than 50% of care home residents have urinary incontinence. With such a high number of residents living with a requirement for continence care, it is essential that care homes are aware of the best solutions available to help maintain dignity and independence where possible.
That is why, in line with World Continence Week, Blueleaf have teamed up with Ontex to embark on a five-day roadshow, touring the UK to visit a variety of care homes in our very own ice cream van.
Dedicated to the sector since 1987, Blueleaf help care homes deliver better operational outcomes by connecting janitorial and medical products, equipment, furniture and design with best-practice knowledge, insight, training and procedures.
Driving across the UK, we will be visiting various care homes, to not only serve staff and residents the perfect treat for a summer’s day, but also share our combined deep sector expertise and boost awareness of all the key solutions that help to support continence care.
Joining the roadshow will be an Ontex Nurse Advisor, who together with the Blueleaf team, will be on hand to discuss the other ways we can support care homes, with education and training for staff, as well as offering advice on how continence care and any associated costs can be effectively managed in every care home.
There are many different solutions available that have been designed to make continence care as comfortable as possible for the resident, and as functional as possible for care home employees.
But as we all know, every resident is unique and this means that more often than not, they will not all require the same continence care solution. Navigating the vast range of continence care products can be confusing, which is why on our roadshow, we will be talking about all the different products that are available and the situations for which they are most appropriate.
Choosing the right products for your residents is not only essential for making sure that your customers are happy and comfortable, but the right product can help you to work smarter and be more efficient – which we know is crucial when time is so valuable.
At the same time, Ontex has announced it is launching Orizon - a new, cutting edge incontinence care solution for improved management in care homes, which will fully launch in October 2022 following a trial in a number of care homes. Keep your eyes peeled for more information.
If you see us on road, take a photo (if safe to do so) and tag us on LinkedIn - @Blueleaf and @Ontex - for your chance to win a £100 Love2Shop voucher!