Derbyshire based Your Health Group which encompasses Your Health Limited and ENA HomeCare Services, a Domiciliary Care agency, have become the latest high-profile provider to choose the Dechoker 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. This is being delivered by Your Health’s own support team who have received additional instruction from Dechoker.
Speaking of the decision, Your Health Group Managing Director Vicki Weller said;
“This is going to give our care homes teams both additional confidence and peace of mind that they can provide the level of care we strive for. We believe the presence of Dechoker devices in all of the homes will reassure staff members, residents, their families and friends that we have their best interest at heart.”
Dechoker also confirmed that in the event any of their devices is used in a choking emergency they will replace it for free.
Your Health’s Cedar Court Dementia Care Home commented;
“We were particularly impressed that the company will provide a complimentary replacement for any unit that’s used during an emergency. That’s a huge relief to settings like ours – particularly in terms of cost.”
Looking to the future, Dechoker is working towards Best Practice for the care sector and aims to reduce the 70 choking related care home deaths every year.