Incontinence Care From A Professional In Home Caregiver in Jacksonville, FL
Helping seniors feel confidence despite incontinence
Incontinence is a serious health issue that affects millions of adults in the United States every year. It has serious consequences when it comes to a person’s health, pride, confidence, independence, happiness, and ability to travel or socialize.
Yet, no one seems to be talking about it.
For both the caregiver and those needing care, it can be a difficult thing to discuss. But the issue of incontinence care should not be shoved under the rug until it’s too late.
Incontinence Is More Than Just Aging
It is a common misconception that issues with incontinence are purely related to aging. In fact, there can be a variety of factors, including:
- Stress levels
- Bathroom schedule
- Undetected medical condition
The best part?
These factors can be easily determined and managed with help from a doctor and in home caregiver. It can result in a simple lifestyle change, the assistance of incontinence products, and the addition of some medication.
How Can Comfort Keepers Help?
Comfort Keepers of Jacksonville, FL offers incontinence care plans that are designed to preserve your senior’s independence and dignity.
We can be there to:
- Provide personal care, such as help in the bathroom
- Provide emotional support or get senior in touch with local support groups
- Monitor diet for excessive liquids or foods that can cause bladder or bowel irritation
- Schedule time to exercise the pelvic area, think Kegels
- Monitor leak and void times to provide better control over bathroom time
- Help the senior plan ahead when traveling by identifying where restrooms are
Speaking With Your Loved One
Before turning to help from an in home caregiver it is critical your approach the topic of incontinence with your loved one.
Find the best place and time. This isn’t a topic most want to advertise, so find a quiet place where you can have some privacy during your discussion. Pick a time that is casual, and not during a life event that can cause extra stress.
Remember, baby steps. This isn’t going to be a one and done situation, but one of the first of many conversations. It will take some time for your loved one to open up, as well as be open to the idea of a stranger helping to care for them.
Be aware of your role. You are not there to fight your loved one on this, but to be an advocate for their health. Understand when to listen and how to best communicate to diffuse conflict.
Local Resources For Your Family
In addition to incontinence care, our agency wants to make sure you have access to other resources to best help your loved one.
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