Incontinence care may be costing a lot more time and money than you think

Incontinence products account for only about 1% of the total costs of a nursing home… but incontinence care as a whole can account for up to 15% of total costs. Your choice of absorbent products can therefore have big consequences towards those total costs – and, of course, effect the health and happiness of residents and staff.

Reducing "consequence costs"

With the right products and care routines, you can dramatically reduce "consequence costs" such as unnecessary product consumption and extra staff work, laundry costs and skin care treatments. In fact, the result can be a reduction of total costs by up to 10%; just by halving the incidence of leakage you can save as much as the entire budget for incontinence protection.

Resident and staff benefits

Of course, the use of quality absorbent products that lower the incidence of leakage is good news for residents and staff. Residents are more comfortable, active and healthy, and they feel better too. Staff can spend less time changing products, bedding and clothing, and less time performing intrusive skin treatments. Staff can get a better, more rewarding balance in their day, and spend more time on resident-centered care activities. This can do wonders for motivation and the retention or recruitment of valuable personnel.

The next step?

But how do you implement this in real life? This is where TENA can help you. Together with our dedicated incontinence management team, and the support of TENA products and services, you can explore the best balance between costs, staff and care quality for yourself. In other words, TENA promotes healthy residents, happy family members, refreshed staff and successful managers.