A pensioner with dementia choked to death after care home staff gave her chicken nuggets for dinner despite a diagnosed swallowing problem.
Derbyshire based Your Health Group which encompasses Your Health Limited and ENA HomeCare Services, a Domiciliary Care agency, have become the latest highprofile provider to choose the company’s Airway Clearance Device.
Care teams in all ten care homes across the country which provide services including day care and residences for adults with an array of physical impairments and mental health conditions, are already undergoing a rolling programme of training.
The death a man who choked on food at an Oswestry residential home was “accidental” and not “reasonably preventable”, an inquest jury has found.
The 87-year-old was enjoying lunch at one of Oakdale Care Group’s homes when he began to choke on a piece of food which had become stuck in his airway.
With the first UK life saved just over a month ago in Sale, Manchester, Dechoker has once again prevented a life threatening choking incident. This time on the outskirts of Northampton.
Harrogate based provider takes delivery of Dechoker devices for all 46 of their care homes.
After completing training sessions with key members of the Orchard Care support team, Dechoker devices will now be deployed across the entire provider’s portfolio
which offers a range of specialist care services on both a long and short-term basis.
Hunters Down is a purpose-built care home, providing nursing and residential person-centred care to adults aged 65 and over including those living with
dementia. The home is situated in Huntingdon and offers long term and respite care.
Hunters Down, part of Excel Care, is divided into five units over two floors. Four units are equipped with their own communal lounge, dining area, kitchenette and bathroom facilities, while the fifth unit is a purpose-built unit with luxury suites built with its own private courtyard, a communal lounge and kitchen.
A UK first for Dechoker device less than 9 months after launch.
As part of its ongoing commitment to resident safety, earlier this year New Care took the decision to install Dechoker devices across its existing and increasing portfolio of high-quality care homes.