Incontienence Care Services
What Is Incontinence?
Incontinence is the loss of bladder or bowel control. It affects as many as half of older adults at some point, affecting both women and men. Incontinence can complicate caregiving and cause needless embarrassment.
Caring For Someone Who Is Incontinent
Many family members and friends find it difficult to talk to someone who is incontinent. There needs to be a great understanding of how to cope with the emotional side of incontinence as well as knowing how to manage the care of someone who is incontinent. There is so much power in compassion! Being compassionate as well as understanding can aid keeping someone independently longer. Did you know that incontinence is one of the leading causes of out-of-home placement?
Why Choose In Home Personal Care’s Caregivers for Incontinence?
We discretely assist whenever needed—making an uncomfortable and difficult situation a whole lot easier. Incontinence care includes:
- Checking for mishaps
- And re-dressing in fresh clothes.
We make sure you or your loved one does not experience problems that can arise from lack of close attention and high-quality care.
Seniors and the elderly may feel embarrassed about their incontinence, but our caregivers are both discreet and patient. In Home Personal Services’ caregivers understand you or your loved one’s discomfort and distress.
The most important part of good incontinence care is to ensure both the physical and emotional comfort for you or your loved one. The key to this is using the proper products and techniques that provide maximum care and prevent the negative side effects that incontinence can cause. Things like leaks, waking to a damp mattress, or skin irritation have physical, emotional and time-consuming consequences.
Our caregivers know how to:
- Make toileting safe and easy
- Clean the skin after someone with incontinence has an accident
- Control odor
- Prevent and recognize signs of urinary tract infections
- Keep someone with incontinence positive and uplifted
- Give empathy and even humor (if applicable) to take the awkwardness or embarrassing feeling out of it
Keeping a relaxed attitude and not shaming our seniors is something that we excel at. While incontinence care may be a challenge, we take great pride in performing our duties and making your loved one comfortable and respected.