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"Fresh and Dry” Incontinence Care With A Caregiver In The Safety And Security Of Your Home

Older adults struggling with incontinence not only have to face physical challenges but a condition that interferes with their quality of life. Having an unexpected bowel or urinary leakage—especially when others are around— can cause older adults to feel embarrassed and devastated. Homecare Star’s caregivers “Fresh and Dry” Incontinence Care assistance helps seniors dealing with incontinence preserve dignity and quality of life.

Homecare Star is a leading in-home care agency specializing in helping seniors remain in their homes and live independently as much as possible. Our Certified Incontinence Care Providers assist with services such as:

  1. Support for medical treatments. Medical treatment for incontinence might include surgery, biofeedback or medical devices. Our Certified Incontinence Care Providers transport clients to health appointments and help them follow their doctor’s advice at home. If medications are prescribed, Certified Incontinence Care Providers can pick up prescriptions at the pharmacy and provide medication reminders, also reporting any side effects.
  2. Assistance with home behavioral therapies. Certified Incontinence Care Providers provide reminders and encouragement as clients follow the healthcare provider’s lifestyle instructions. Clients may be advised to perform exercises of the pelvic floor muscle, most often the familiar Kegel series. The doctor may also recommend scheduling and keeping track of bathroom trips. “Bladder training” helps clients improve strength in bladder muscles and increase bladder capacity. If dietary changes are prescribed, the Certified Incontinence Care Providers can prepare meals that help clients maintain a healthy weight and avoid foods and beverages that might be causing bladder irritation.
  3. Bathroom assistance. When physical or cognitive functional challenges make it hard for a senior client to get to the bathroom, Certified Incontinence Care Providers can help them to the toilet or assist with a bedside commode or bedpan. When a client has Alzheimer’s disease or a related condition, Certified Incontinence Care Providers provide reminders to use the toilet and are alert to signs that the person may need to go to the bathroom. Certified Incontinence Care Providers also help keep a clear path to the bathroom, removing obstacles that could cause a delay or even a fall.
  4. Help with incontinence products and hygiene. When incontinence cannot be completely managed with medical and lifestyle interventions, quality protective incontinence care products provide the security that allows clients to remain active and socially engaged. “Fresh and Dry” Incontinence Care disposable, absorbent undergarments are inconspicuous and quite effective in masking incontinence. Homecare Star can arrange home delivery of these quality products. The Certified Incontinence Care Providers are there to ensure proper hygiene, assist with bedding and skin care, and appropriately dispose of incontinence care products.

“Fresh and Dry” Incontinence Care Quality Products

  • Performance – higher-performing absorbent products without the ‘institutional’ feel
    • Leakage prevention: no need to worry about leakage or skin irritation
    • Odor control: Complete odor control gives the user a heightened sense of confidence and control
  • Price – a superior product without having to pay more
  • Comfort – silky soft feel and comfortable fit

Homecare Star gives family members the peace of mind that comes with knowing that their loved one is receiving quality “Fresh and Dry” Incontinence Care in the security and comfort of home.

To learn more about how Homecare Star can help your loved one, call us today at: (916) 495- 5103

Incontinence and its Causes

Incontinence is the inability to control one’s bladder or bowels. This loss of control can cause a person to have a bowel or urinary leakage at any time and any place. While there are different types of incontinence, the most common among older adults are:

Fecal (Bowel) Incontinence

Fecal incontinence occurs when stool leaks from the rectum so quickly that a person cannot get to the bathroom in time. Bowel incontinence can be the result of:

  • Diarrhea
  • Chronic constipation
  • Medication
  • Muscle damage
  • Nerve damage

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence occurs when increased pressure from activities such as coughing, laughing or sneezing causes the bladder to leak.

This condition has numerous causes that including:

  • Alzheimer’s disease (which affects the nervous system)
  • Diabetes, stroke, and other chronic conditions
  • Medication
  • Nerve damage
  • Pelvic organ prolapse in women
  • Prostrate conditions in men
  • Weak bladder muscles

Incontinence can be managed but treatment depends on the type of incontinence a Client has. Surgery is also a possibility if all other treatment options have failed.

An older adult dealing with incontinence may need a caregiver to help in such a delicate situation. At Homecare Star, our highly skilled caregivers know how to handle incontinence accidents in a sensitive and compassionate manner.