Incontinence Home Care
Incontinence is a symptom and not a disease. Treatments for loss of bladder or bowel control depend on which type of medical condition is being treated as well as what is causing a senior’s problem. Although it is a topic that is seldom discussed openly, it is very important for the health and well-being of an affected senior that an accurate medical diagnosis is made in a timely manner. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, urinary incontinence is very treatable in older adults but only after the cause and classification of incontinence is medically determined.
With seniors being the fastest growing segment of the population in our country, many adult children should already be aware of signs that a parent or loved one may already be suffering from incontinence. Here at All At Home Companion Care, our caregivers are experienced in talking with seniors about bladder or bowel control issues as well as encouraging them to seek the most appropriate healthcare solution. Education about incontinence is usually needed to lessen any feelings of embarrassment an older patient may be experiencing. Many times a medication or coexisting medical problems will be a contributing factor.
The elderly are notorious for not talking to their doctor or family members about their urinary or bowel (fecal) incontinence. Like its urinary counterpart, fecal incontinence can be embarrassing and is often associated with nerve or muscle damage caused by aging. Our trained in-home caregivers can assist with helping your loved one to the toilet or by providing a bedpan where physical or cognitive issues have limited their mobility. In some cases, incontinence cannot be 100% managed by medical interventions and protective incontinence products are needed. We can assist with educating an elderly family member as to the use and correct way to dispose of any required products.
From the support for medical treatments to the supervision of in-home behavioral therapies, All At Home Companion caregivers are often more effective than family members in dealing with incontinence care. Call us today for a free consultation.