Media release from Bupa
Bupa Care Services have achieved an overall reduction in national
restraint usage of 30% and will continue to reduce this throughout
2011. This supports their philosophy of person centred care..
The active reduction of restraint usage within all Bupa Care homes
is something they are committed to. During 2010 Bupa actively
pursued this goal and set a target of a 10% reduction
Progress toward this goal has seen them not use any form of
restraint in any of their dementia care homes since May 2010 and an
increasing number are becoming restraint free.
Hospital care rate of restraint has seen a reduction from 9.8 to
6.5% over the calendar year of 2010. Psychogeriatric care units
have also seen a reduction with percentages down to 6.1% from
In January 2010 Bupa had 424 residents restrained across all care
homes and hospitals and by the end of December 2010 they had
reduced that number down to 297 just 10% of residents. During
November and December of 2010 Bupa had no residents restrained in
rest home care, an ideal care scenario.
Bupa have had a successful year working towards this goal with two
of their care homes Hayman Rest Home and Hospital and Winara Rest
Home and Hospital restraint free for the whole of 2010, with a
target of adding more to this success in 2011.
Evidence based research shows that the use of restraints (bed-side
rails and soft lap-belts) is not current best practice and that
their use negatively impacts on the quality of life for our
residents. Bupa are actively reducing the use of restraints and
finding alternative ways to care for residents.
The aim is to get to zero restraint use which Bupa believe can be
done with a focus on person centred care where understanding the
person and their preference is first and foremost.
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