Toileting Issues in the Elderly

  • Bidet Attachments Improve Senior Hygiene and Bathroom Safety

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

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  • Elderly Incontinence Treatment Options

    Under a doctor's care, incontinence can be treated and often cured. Today there are more treatments for urinary incontinence than ever before.

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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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  • 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

    Occasional incontinence events or “accidents” commonly progress into chronic incontinence issues during the middle to late stages of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

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  • Patient Lifts for Home Use Help Caregivers Transfer Seniors Safely

    Family caregivers often struggle to reposition and transfer elders with very limited mobility, thereby endangering their own health and that of their loved ones. Patient lift assist devices help prevent falls and injuries and may be covered by Medicare.

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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 summer plans.

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  • Dementia Caregiving: Coping With Alzheimer's Behaviors

    Is your loved one's dementia-related irritability, anxiety or other behavior change difficult for you to handle? If your answer to this question is a resounding "Yes!" don't worry, you're not alone.

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