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Hydracare chosen to reduce falls in care homes through Hydration Technology Pilot Scheme

We’re delighted to be a chosen partner to help deliver technology for adult social care providers in Sussex.

This project is part of the national digital social care programme programme, which offers CQC registered care organisations the opportunity to move to digital technologies to reduce the number of falls that occur, and also to encourage care homes to invest in assured digital social care records systems. Grants are being made available to assist the care organisations with the costs of implementation.


The Hydration Technology Pilot Scheme in Sussex is an exciting development where we

will be working with the Sussex Our Care Connected (OCC) programme and Research

Partners (who will carry out the formal evaluation) over the next 12 months.

More about the Hydration Technology Pilot Scheme

This is a specific pilot project to evaluate the benefit of hydration monitoring, to

reduce the number of falls, conveyances to hospital and unplanned admissions to


The pilot will be based on 300 users across Sussex and run for 12 months. The pilot is using our Hydracare Technology to automatically measure the amount of fluid intake for each resident before feeding back the data to a central portal. The project will run for 12 months and participant organisations will be expected to assist the project by completing monthly feedback forms. The project is also considering the potential to connect the Hydracare portal data directly into the Plexus shared care record in Sussex, which would then make the data available to professionals more widely, through the shared care record.

There will be an evaluation of the number of falls occurring prior to, and after the introduction of this equipment. It will also consider the impact of better hydration on the quality of life for residents and the impact for care staff who will no longer need to complete paper fluid intake charts and routinely stand with the residents while they have their drinks, offering a potential saving of staff time.

For further information and to register interest in funding, contact the below:

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