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Blueleaf And TENA Partner To Promote Best Practice And Sustainability In Continence Care With Bloom And Grow Workshops

Blueleaf Care has partnered with global leading continence brand, TENA, to help care homes deliver better outcomes for residents, promote best practice in continence care and help reduce care home’s environmental impact.

A series of Learning Circle sessions took place during World Continence Week (17-21 June) in 16 care homes across the UK to promote best practice in continence care for care home staff, with a team of experts from TENA explaining the health and sustainability benefits of using the right products for its intended purpose. With two out of three people in care homes requiring continence care, best practice can reduce its environmental impact and immeasurably improve residents’ quality of life.

In addition to the education sessions, Blueleaf and TENA also marked World Continence Week by hosting a series of Bloom & Grow activity workshops for residents, providing sunflower seeds for them to sow in pots for their rooms or around the home. These sessions for residents are designed to support the care home’s commitment to provide social activities, which are beneficial to residents’ cognitive function; so too is connecting with nature by handling soil, watering and tending flowers.

Ellen Brown, Sales and Marketing Director of Blueleaf Care, says encouraging best practice is a priority for Blueleaf:
“Well managed continence care improves residents’ quality of life considerably, preventing avoidable accidents which can result in further health complications, but it also helps to improve sustainability in care homes.

“With government priorities and CQC regulations steering our industry towards more sustainable practices, we’ll be doing all that we can support our care home customers. Collaboration is going to be key to a safe, responsible, and sustainable future. And by running this series of workshops we’re educating the carers on the right products to use for each resident, which will in turn reduce waste – and cost – as well as help to preserve the dignity and quality of life of the residents.”

Richard Barker, Key Account Manager at TENA says World Continence Week provides a platform to break taboos in continence care:

“Here at TENA, we’re educating care workers that using the right product for each resident is critical. In doing so, we are helping to prevent leakages and poor skin health, while also helping to reduce laundry costs and overall workload for care workers; freeing them up to spend their time caring for residents.

“We want to encourage a new way of thinking for care homes and really see the value in ‘use better, use less’, directly helping to reduce costs and reduce the environmental footprint of care homes in the same process.”