Urinaryincontinence, also called bladderincontinence, refers to the involuntary loss of urine from the bladder. It’s more common in older adults than bowelincontinence (also called fecalincontinence), the loss of bowel control.
Urgeincontinence, also called overactive bladder, can be caused by strokes, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, or injuries.
As an assisted living facility, specializing in memory care, incontinence care is one of our support services. Although 60 – 70% of people with Alzheimer’s develop incontinence problems incontinence; (it should be noted) that incontinence is not an inevitable symptom ofAlzheimer’s.
Incontinence can be partial or loss of total control of bladder and bowel. All of which are managed at Dulce Villa.
The most important part of good incontinence care is to ensure that both the physical and emotional comfort of your loved one. The key is vigilance, in using products that provide maximum care and prevent the negative side effects often associated with poor incontinence care.
Things such as leaks, waking to a damp mattress and skin irritation have physical, emotional and time consuming consequences.
When dealing with residents who are unable to express their needs, you need to know how to pick up on sensory cues.
The most common sensory cues that we have observed include:
- Fear and anxiety
- UndueAggressionIsolation and loss of interest in social engagement
- Secrecy and hiding of soiled incontinence products
- Ourincontinencecare plan is every two hours or as needed
Due to the time consuming nature of incontinence care, and the resultant behavioral management we charge a monthly fee of $250, in addition to our monthly board and care rates.