Welcome to Home Care This Week. This post is about the issue of incontinence in seniors and the challenges caregivers face when dealing with this in a home setting.
People are often needed to care for a loved one at home and incontinence is a real problem. People are not trained in assisting someone with toileting and using the restroom and do not have the experience needed to help someone in the bathroom.
This can be a safety and hygiene issue and one that really needs to be addressed. In this discussion, we talked with our case managers about incontinence and some of the strategies and tactics they use to help families with and elderly person at home.