What causes incontinence in the elderly?
Incontinence in the elderly is a common issue with almost a quarter of older people in the UK being affected by some form of urinary incontinence. Many elderly people don’t like to discuss incontinence issues because they can feel ashamed and embarrassed but with expert incontinence care, we can help your elderly loved one feel comfortable and at ease in your own home.
There are many reasons why incontinence may occur in elderly people, such as:
- Weak bladder muscles or pelvic floor muscles
- Overactive bladder muscles
- Injury, or damage to nerves or muscles from surgery
- Damage to the bladder nerves from diabetes, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease
- Blockage from an enlarged prostate in men
- Urinary tract infections
If you think your elderly loved one is having issues with incontinence, then it is important that you talk with them about this as soon as possible.
What does incontinence care mean?
As an experienced live- in care agency, we connect clients who are looking for elderly care in their own home with experienced, trained carers. Our highly qualified carers can help you to manage incontinence effectively so you or your loved one can stay in your home and retain as much dignity, comfort and independence as possible. Our care team are all experienced, adaptable and intelligent and will provide flexibility and continuity of care.