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Incontinence Care

Incontinence Care

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If you, or a loved one, need support with toileting and incontinence care, we will be happy to help.

Catheter Care

Many of our carers are trained and experienced in catheter care and helping those with incontinence to be as independent as possible. A catheter is a thin and flexible tube that is used to empty the bladder and collect urine in a drainage bag. It can be used as a treatment for urinary incontinence for both a short term and a long-term basis.

When you or a family member needs to use a catheter, personal hygiene is paramount to avoiding infection. Our carers can help with personal care to ensure that the catheter and the area around the catheter are kept clean, reducing the risk of contamination. Our carers can also empty drainage bags, ensure they are worn in a comfortable position and ensure that the client is taking on enough liquid to assist with urine flow.

Sometimes, if someone is struggling with incontinence, they may avoid drinking fluids. They worry that increased consumption may lead to their incontinence being found out by others. This can have a detrimental effect on their long-term health. It is hugely important that people consume at least 1.5-2 litres of fluid every day. Not drinking enough fluids can lead to dehydration, which can, in turn, lead to other health issues.

If your loved one has issues with bowel incontinence, then ensuring that they have a diet which includes plenty of fibre, such as wholemeal bread, can encourage regular bowel movements and minimise the risk of constipation.

If you or a loved one is suffering from incontinence you should consult your doctor or specialist nurse. Once the cause of incontinence is known it can often be easily cured or managed using measures such as medication, exercise or pads.

Our carers are thoroughly vetted and rigorously interviewed and reference-checked, giving you the peace of mind that you, or your loved one, are in good hands. The carer of your choice will become familiar with your needs and routine, helping to ensure continuity of care and building a relationship that will improve your quality of life. This can be vital to retaining independence and dignity when experiencing incontinence.

If you are looking for a carer to help you with incontinence care, contact us on 0118 449 2373 for a free care assessment.

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