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Enabling your residents to bath and shower in safety

Care home residents should expect to have baths or showers in a safe environment, despite the fact that other individuals may also be using the same facilities, says Jason Ashman, managing director of Reval Continuing Care

When it comes to meeting compliance standards in a healthcare environment, there is a lot to think about. However, the safety of residents, staff and visitors should always be a priority. With this in mind, there are some specific issues to consider when it comes controlling the supply of water in a washroom; meeting and maintaining the required standards and upholding a duty of care to residents and staff.

Bacteria, fungus and viruses are all around us. Thankfully the human body is remarkably good at resisting many associated infections and illnesses. However, it is a different story for vulnerable people, such as frail and elderly care home residents.

Maintaining personal hygiene levels is absolutely critical to health and welfare as well as avoiding infections. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) Regulation 12: Safe care and treatment, states:1 “Providers must assess the risks to people’s health and safety during any care or treatment and make sure

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