Incontinence is one of the most costly and labor intensive issues in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. What's more, despite years of research and clinical efforts to improve it, the prevalence of incontinence remains high. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), just about half of all people admitted to a long-term care facility lose control of their bowel and bladder.1
Managing incontinence at your facility may contribute up to 30 to 40 percent of your overall medical supply cost. In addition, management of incontinence may impact 15 percent of your overall operational cost by contributing to the risk of skin injury, falls or other liabilities.
The Continence Management Program includes a strategic product bundle to assist in choosing the proper product for each resident and reducing incontinence-associated skin conditions. Products include CapriPlus™ Bladder Control Pads, Ultrasorbs® AP Dry Pads, Restore® Premium Briefs, and Protection Plus® Classic Protective Underwear. This program also packages together education and training tools so a healthcare team can implement an effective continence program. Included are workbooks and interactive DVDs for the CNA and RN /LPN, plus useful clinical forms, tools and guidelines.
1. CMS National Database of Quality Measures: Percent of low-risk residents who lose control of their bowel and bladder. Available at: http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare. Accessed May 2, 2011.