Toileting Issues in the Elderly Articles

  • The Toilet Tweak that Can Keep an Older Adult Clean

    Toilet bidets can be installed in current bathrooms to assist a senior with personal hygiene, increase independence and support independent living.

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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 your aging parent has, 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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  • Caring for A Senior With Alzheimer's At Home

    When caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease, each day brings unique challenges, changing abilities and new patterns of behavior. Incorporate these tips and strategies into your daily routine to facilitate caring for your loved one at home.

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  • Activities of Daily Living Defined

    The 6 activities of daily living (ADLs) are used as important measures for determining the level of care a senior requires and their eligibility for 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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  • Activities of Daily Living: Why This Measure Matters

    Activities of daily living an important measure used to determine the level of care a senior requires. A functional assessment of their ability to independently perform ADLs will help determine next steps.

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  • Home Remedies for Elderly UTI: Tips from Family Caregivers

    Family caregivers share their home remedies for how to stop a urinary tract infection (UTI) before it becomes a major and recurring health issue for an older adult.

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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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  • How to Take Care of an Elderly Man with Bladder Control Problems

    Tips for caregivers on taking care of an elderly man who has bladder control 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 inability to hold your bladder is an embarrassing problem, but it is also extremely common among elderly people. Explore issues that cause incontinence and how it can be treated and controlled.

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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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