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How to Care for Incontinent Seniors

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How to Care for Incontinent Seniors

How can a live-in carer help with incontinence?

If you or a loved one is suffering from incontinence for an extended period of time, consider discreet live-in care at home. A dedicated carer may step in and offer gentle and polite assistance with incontinence control, as well as a variety of other care needs.

home caregiver in charge of looking after an incontinent senior, you might worry about the ins and outs of doing so. After all, it can be difficult for both the senior and the home caregiver or family member. Fortunately, following a few steps can help make the situation a little easier to manage.

Be Understanding

First and foremost, it is important to be understanding. At any age, incontinence can be embarrassing and upsetting. It’s important for live-in Prestige Home Care, caregivers to be patient with their loved ones and remember that they simply can’t help it. Even if you get frustrated, which is perfectly natural, it is important not to take it out on your loved one. Instead, you must try to understand that this is a medical issue and that your loved one might feel quite sensitive and self-conscious about it.

Schedule a Doctor’s Appointment

If your loved one has not addressed the incontinence issue with his or her physician, it is important to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. The doctor can look into potential causes of the problem, recommend treatment options and make sure that there are no additional problems for you to be concerned about.

Keep Supplies on Hand

Your loved one may go through a lot of incontinence pads, adult diapers or other incontinence supplies. You don’t want your loved one to end up in a messy situation without the right supplies, so it’s important to stock up and keep plenty of recommended supplies on hand.

Maintain Cleanliness

Obviously, when there is an incontinence issue, you have to worry about keeping your loved one clean. Making sure that your loved one takes ample baths or showers is particularly important when he or she is incontinent because poor hygiene could cause infections, sores and other unpleasant secondary issues. In-between baths or showers, you can use wet wipes for quick cleanups.

Find out more about incontinence and home care tips from the experts at Prestige Home Care. We are a trusted provider of Orlando elder care families trust to look after seniors who require a helping hand. Our compassionate caregivers help with everything from personal care to housekeeping without compromising your loved one’s dignity. Call [phc_phone] today to learn more about our services and schedule a free in-home consultation.

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Kimberly Miller, RN, is a proud Florida native with an unwavering commitment to elder care that spans an impressive 25 years. Her extensive journey through central Florida’s hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospice companies has not only honed her understanding of disease processes but has also cultivated a profound expertise in navigating the intricate landscape of elder care. Kimberly’s dedication to delivering the highest quality of care to patients and their families is evident in every facet of her career.Armed with certifications as an assisted living administrator, Kimberly’s primary focus on customer service and her drive to address the holistic needs of individuals—mind, body, and soul—have led her to a resounding conclusion: home care is the future of personalized, high-quality care. Her conviction is rooted in the understanding that a combination of healthy nutrition, physical and mental exercise, and social engagement is directly linked to improved physical and mental well-being.The recent global pandemic has served as a poignant reminder of the limitations of institutional care, further strengthening Kimberly’s resolve. Motivated by a profound desire to make a meaningful difference, she has taken the helm at Prestige Home Care. Here, Kimberly is dedicated to providing a level of care that goes beyond industry standards—a level of care she would wholeheartedly entrust to her own family.