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Arjo in a leading position on dementia certified products

With more products certified specifically to meet the unique demands of dementia care than any other manufacturer1, Arjo is in a leading position to help care providers address the challenges. A position made even stronger thanks to two new additions to the lineup.

Arjo has over the years built both experience and expertise in dementia care with dementia-certified products, webinars and knowledge sharing with customers. These products include Carendo®, Sara® Flex, Sara® Stedy and Evenda®, which were all designed with dementia care in mind and have received the esteemed dementia certification DSDC*.

Now, Arjo has received DSDC certification for another two products: the Carino shower chair and the Carevo shower trolley. In the evaluation by the certifying entity, the Arjo Comfort Collection** was also acknowledged to have a positive impact when used together with Carino and Carevo.

Addressing the needs in dementia care

It is estimated that 60-80% of residents in long-term care facilities suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairment2,3,4, making caring for the vast majority of LTC residents a challenging, 24-hour task. Using dementia-certified products from Arjo assists caregivers in delivering person-centered care, with features that help minimize the risk of agitated behavior, promoting the wellbeing of both patients and residents.

To learn more about dementia and Arjo’s portfolio of dementia-certified products, you can read more here: https://www.arjo.com/int/services-solutions/healthcare-solutions/dementia-care/

The full range of dementia-certified products from Arjo can be found here, with Carino and Carevo being added soon: https://www.arjo.com/int/services-solutions/healthcare-solutions/dementia-care/the-arjo-dementia-care-product-portfolio/

For more information, please contact:

Joakim Westerberg, Senior Global Product Category Manager
Tel: +46 (0) 707 93 13 42
Email:
joakim.westerberg@arjo.com

* DSDC (Dementia Services Development Centre) at the University of Stirling in Scotland is an international centre for knowledge and research impact dedicated to improving the lives of people with dementia. DSDC reviews and assesses product suitability for use in a dementia-friendly environment.

** Comfort Collection consists of a cushion, dry robe and wet robe designed to enable the caregiver to tailor the level of comfort and dignity during hygiene routines, ensuring a person-centered care approach. Learn more here: https://www.arjo.com/int/products/hygiene/hygiene-comfort/hygiene-comfort-collection-66ecaa44/

References:

1. University of Stirling. DSDC product accreditations.

2. Canadian Institute for Health Information. Dementia in long-term care. Accessed May 21, 2024

3. Kao, Y., Hsu, C., Yang, Y. (2022). A Nationwide Survey of Dementia Prevalence in Long-Term Care Facilities in Taiwan. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11 March, 2022

4. Ferreira Fagundes, D., Tulio Costa, M., da Silva Alves, B B., Soares Benicia, L P., Pinheiro Vieira, L., et al. (2021). "Prevalence of dementia in long-termcare institutions: a meta-analysis", J Bras Psiquiatr. 70(1), pp.59-67

About Arjo

At Arjo, we believe that empowering movement within healthcare environments is essential to quality care. Our products and solutions are designed to promote a safe and dignified experience through patient handling, medical beds, personal hygiene, disinfection, diagnostics, and the prevention of pressure injuries and venous thromboembolism. With more than 6,500 people worldwide and over 65 years caring for patients and healthcare professionals, we are committed to driving healthier outcomes for people facing mobility challenges. https://www.arjo.com/int/

Arjo in a leading position on dementia certified products