Some individuals may need further support to stay hydrated. For example:
- Choose a cup suitable for the resident –they may prefer to use a straw.
- Support and encouragement to maintain fluid intake throughout the day.
- It could be as simple as set drink routines rather than relying on thirst alone.
- Jelly and other food rich in fluid can be offered to increase fluid intake if the resident doesn’t want to drink.
- Encourage fluids when giving care at night.
Signs of Dehydration
If a person has AKI they may pass less urine than usual, or pass no urine at all
The I-Hydrate Project
The I-Hydrate project aims to improve hydration in older people in care homes. They have created some useful resources for care home providers which can be downloaded for free.
-The reason for 1–3% of all GP consultations
-About 1 in 3 women will have at least one UTI by 24 years of age
– About 1 in 2 women will be treated for a symptomatic UTI during their lifetime
– The annual incidence of UTI in women increases with age
– Escherichia coli account for about 80% of UTIs
Past webinar resources
Urinary Tract infections – 18th October 2023
Urinary Catheter care – 24th October 2023