Urinary incontinence, or the inability to control one’s urination, can be treated and, in many cases, cured with medical care. Treatment options for older adults with bladder control issues vary depending on the severity of the condition, the individual’s preferences, and other factors. The simplest and safest treatments should typically be attempted initially.
Reasons for loss of bladder control include urinary tract infection (UTI), vaginal infection, medication interaction, enlarged prostate blockage, damage to the nerves that control the bladder, and loss of awareness of the need to urinate due to cognitive impairment.
Below are some of the approaches that our caregivers in Chino Hills, California suggest:
- Avoiding stimulants like caffeine and alcohol and including healthy habits like drinking cranberry juice into your routine can help.
- Pelvic floor muscle exercises and urinalysis to determine a urinary pattern and train bladder control.
- Medications, implants, and surgeries that need a doctor’s supervision to be performed.
Many seniors who struggle to regulate their bladders don’t tell anyone about their condition, not even their doctors or home healthcare providers. Having incontinence can have significant consequences on one’s social life, causing feelings of shame, rejection, and sadness.
To support your seniors during these trying times, compassionate elderly care should be extended to them.
No Place Like Home Health Care LLC provides in-home care in California with uncompromised services at the most reasonable fees. So call us today to schedule an in-home assessment at the soonest possible time.