Time flies like an arrow...
Nurses and CNAs are some of the busiest people in the world. From assessing resident needs, providing care, and administering medications, to helping residents eat, dress, exercise, clean, and use the bathroom,
nursing staff rarely have a free moment. The hours spent looking for a lost denture or hearing aid just compounds this problem, adding stress to an already overworked staff and reducing time spent caring for residents and
improving their quality of life.
The time spent on a lost denture or hearing aid doesn't end when the search ends. Administrative staff have to resolve disputes with resident families, file claims, and obtain replacements, a process that can take
up to eight weeks. While waiting for new dentures, residents may have difficulty getting proper nutrition due to dietary restrictions, which can exacerbate preexisting health conditions and precipitate new health problems,
requiring special care and more staff time.
Besides improving resident health and relationships with residents' families, the time saved by Scandent can be channeled into resident care and activities that improve resident quality of life. Eliminating loss also means
reduced overtime and a less-stressed, happier staff.