Caring for an older adult with incontinence is a sensitive matter. Discussing continence issues or the need to wear adaptive clothing like incontinence briefs can be met with resistance. However, although dealing with bladder control issues or urinary tract infections (UTIs) can be embarrassing, it is important to seek proper medical treatment early in order to prevent further issues.
Continuum is experienced at professionally and discreetly caring for individuals with incontinence and other urinary tract issues. Contact Continuum in St. Louis and St. Charles Counties to learn more about how home care can benefit older adults experiencing bladder control issues.
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Click the links below for helpful resource websites regarding UTIs and incontinence care.
The Different Kinds of Incontinence
This site from the American Geriatrics Society explains the different types of incontinence and what you can do to help.
Incontinence and Alzheimer’s
Often, Alzheimer’s patients will experience incontinence in the later stages of the disease. This resource from the Alzheimer’s Association helps caregivers understand the causes and ways to help manage incontinence.
Complications of UTIs
More than just a nuisance, UTIs can cause serious health problems for individuals if left untreated. Learn more about the complications of UTIs and how to treat them here.
Managing Elderly Incontinence at Home
This post from The CareGiver Partnership provides helpful tips on discussing incontinence, where to find incontinence products, and how to choose the right products to meet your loved one’s needs.
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