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Preventing medical emergencies from dehydration with Aquarate

Aquarate is preventing predictable and avoidable medical emergencies from dehydration with Hydracare technology.

Hydracare technology ensures accurate and automated fluid monitoring to increase hydration and reduce associated hydration-related illness within care settings.

Hydration is fundamental to health and wellbeing and, as we age, managing our hydration levels becomes paramount. Within the UK alone there are over 40,000 avoidable hydration related deaths and costs the NHS more than £13bn per year.

Signs and symptoms that are commonly used to detect low-intake dehydration have been shown to be ineffective in older people living in care homes. Low-intake dehydration is associated with an increased risk of death, disability, hospital admission, and longer hospital stays.

Health professionals and care staff need to accurately identify whether older people in their care are drinking enough or becoming dehydrated.

Aquarate: Hydracare Technology

Hydracare is the only smart cup on the market that can produce accurate data that integrates into care systems, saving staff time, and helping to deliver quality care. The Hydracare cup tracks an individual’s fluid intake over the course of the day, allowing care staff to proactively support further fluid intake for those that need it the most.

Hydracare has been designed for domiciliary care and care homes to help reduce avoidable hospital readmissions.

A recent trial with Liverpool Royal Hospital and Elderholme Nursing Home proved that Hydracare provides invaluable fluid data. On average, each nurse can save seven minutes per patient each day. That is a productivity saving of £425 per patient per year when using Hydracare. The system provides accurate fluid data, increases quality of care, and reduces patient safety issues.

Aquarate’s Hydracare cup can help with:

  • Dehydration in Elderly
  • Avoidable deterioration such as Acute Kidney Injury and sepsis
  • Preventable hospital readmissions
  • Independent living

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