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Improving Hydration for Residents and Staff: The Hydration Game

Around 20% of people living in long term care are dehydrated. Dehydration can have serious health consequences for older people, and The Hydration Game is a training tool designed to help social care staff understand, recognise and minimise dehydration for residents and themselves.

The Hydration Game helps clinical and support staff in care settings understand the problem, testing and building on their knowledge of hydration, before exploring creative solutions to improve hydration by increasing fluid intake. It can be used informally in the workplace, or as part of more structured training programmes or workshops.

Educational games make training appealing, effective and enjoyable for staff. The Hydration Game contains over 75 question, discussion and scenario cards. These are designed to deliver knowledge and stimulate conversations around the practical steps staff can take to minimise dehydration and improve resident’s wellbeing. Also included are specific questions encouraging staff to take notice of and improve their own fluid intake.

One of a range of health and social care training games from educational games specialists, Focus Games Ltd. Learn more at www.focusgames.com.

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