The NHS is working with all 7 regions in the UK to focus on improving hydration in care settings using assistive technology, and we are delighted to announce that our smart cup has been proposed in 4 of these regions to reduce urinary tract infections across the country!
This hydration pilot will be implemented amongst elderly patients across a range of care homes, domiciliary care and acute care settings.
By introducing digital innovations across such a broad range of care settings, the impact of the Hydracup can be measured comparatively, allowing the areas with the greatest potential to be scaled up subsequently.
CCGs and ICSs are looking primarily to reduce UTIs and decreased dehydrated related hospital admissions but monitoring fluid intake has many more advantages. Monitoring fluid intake allows care givers to proactively adjust care given to avoid dehydration, confusion, dizziness, trips, falls & fractures, kidney issues and can reduce the need for antibiotics.
Aquarate’s ambition with the project is to see a decrease in UTI cases of at least 20% with a potential saving to the NHS of millions when rolled out in full. Delivering training to staff and family carers is also a key part to ensuring the project success and we can’t wait to see the improvement in people’s health that just staying properly hydrated can make.
Too much care can disable people, but introducing a simple hydration tool can help people live independently in their own homes for longer which benefits everyone.