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We want to make our knowledge about hygiene available to customers and consumers and ensure access to affordable, sustainable hygiene solutions to help them lead a healthy and dignified life.

Target

We will make our knowledge about hygiene available to customers and consumers and ensure access to affordable, sustainable hygiene solutions to help them lead a healthy and dignified life. In markets in which we operate we will:

  • Provide information on hygiene matters around our products and services.

  • Strive to implement education programs for girls, women and caregivers.

  • Strive to offer the best value for consumers making hygiene solutions affordable to everyone.

Case: Dignified elderly care with new technology

The “Tre Stiftelser” residential care facility in Gothenburg in Sweden is developing a new method of customizing continence care that results in a more dignified existence for the elderly, while allowing staff more time for other nursing duties.

The technology was developed by TENA, Essity’s incontinence care brand, and is used at several residential care facilities and institutions. Although TENA Identify appears to be an ordinary incontinence product, it has built-in sensors that record leakage among individuals who are unable to use the toilet by themselves. The volume and time of all leakages are logged for a 72-hour period. The results are then compiled into a report that enables staff to plan the resident’s visits to the toilet, to determine the size of the incontinence product needed and to establish a changing schedule.

“The new technology lets us try out individually customized incontinence products, or to remove the product entirely and provide assisted visits to the toilet instead. In addition to the improved sense of dignity it provides our residents, the technology also allows us more time for rewarding care,” explains Susanne Börjesson, manager of Tre Stiftelser.

Most of the elderly are able to switch to thinner products that are less noticeable and feel smaller. Another advantage is that the elderly can sleep without needing to wake up in the middle of the night to check whether the product requires changing.

Contacts

Per Brattberg

Sustainability Reporting Director

per.brattberg@essity.com
Direct: +46 8 788 52 58