Toileting Issues in the Elderly

  • Bidet Attachments: The Toilet Tweak That Can Keep an Older Adult Clean

    Bidet attachments can be installed on existing toilets without the need for extensive bathroom remodeling. These affordable devices help seniors maintain their personal hygiene, modesty and independence.

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  • Managing Incontinence in Older Adults

    Under a doctor's care, incontinence can be treated and often cured. The choice of treatment depends on the type of bladder control problem, how serious it is, and what best fits a senior's lifestyle.

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  • The 4 Most Challenging Caregiver Situations

    Caring for aging family members throws many challenges our way. Explore strategies for helping an aging loved one with toileting, bathing, dining out, and navigating public outings as they become part of your regular care routine.

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  • Activities of Daily Living Defined

    The six activities of daily living (ADLs) are used to assess a senior’s ability to care for themselves, determine they level of care they require, and verify their eligibility for supportive services and financial assistance.

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  • Caring for a Loved One with Fecal Incontinence

    Millions of adults have bowel control problems, but most are reluctant to talk about this condition and seek help. Get the information you need to start the discussion, explore treatment options and help your loved one improve their quality of life.

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  • The Importance of Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

    Activities of daily living are used to measure a senior’s functional status. An ADL assessment will help determine the level of care an aging loved one requires and what support programs and benefits they may be eligible for.

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  • Home Remedies for Treating and Preventing Elderly UTI

    Family caregivers share their tips, home-remedies and advice for preventing and treating urinary tract infections (UTI) in older adults.

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  • Caring for a Senior With Alzheimer's At Home: Tips & Strategies

    When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, some families make the decision to care for them at home. Incorporate these caregiving tips and strategies into your daily routine.

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  • Common Bladder Control Problems in Senior Women

    Learn why postmenopausal women are especially prone to urinary incontinence and what treatments are available to minimize symptoms.

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  • Bladder Control Problems in Elderly Men

    Many men develop bladder control problems as they get older. Explore treatment options and tips for dealing with urinary incontinence, overactive bladder and prostate problems.

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  • What Is the Best Height for Bathroom Grab Bars?

    Grab bars can provide seniors with added stability and increased safety while toileting and bathing. Ideally, these supports should be placed at a height that feels most comfortable and secure for the person using them.

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  • Incontinence and Bladder Control in the Elderly

    Incontinence, the loss of bladder control, is extremely common among elderly people. Explore issues that cause incontinence and how it can be treated and controlled.

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  • Dementia and Incontinence- 10 Tips for Caregivers

    As cognition declines, what may start as incontinence events or “accidents” usually progresses into chronic incontinence issues for those with severe dementia.

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  • Patient Lifts Help Caregivers Transfer Seniors Safely

    Family caregivers often struggle to reposition and transfer seniors with limited mobility, risking their own health and safety and that of their loved ones. Choosing the right Medicare-covered patient lift can help prevent falls and back injuries.

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  • A European Device that Could Help Older Americans in the Bathroom

    I was so happy with the hygiene devices I experienced during a recent trip to Europe that I installed them in my own bathrooms.

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  • Stop Incontinence from Sabotaging Your Summer

    Incontinence affects more than half of Americans over age 65. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ensure symptoms don’t interfere with your summer plans.

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  • Is Alzheimer's Behavior the Patient’s Problem or the Caregiver's?

    Alzheimer’s bad behaviors that aren't necessarily dangerous, but impact caregivers: Coping with the new normalcy when you are an Alzheimer’s caregiver and experiencing Alzheimer's bad behavior.

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