Experts at Our Clinton Assisted Living Facility Discuss 2 Treatments For Incontinence–One of the biggest issues plaguing the senior community is incontinence. No one wants to talk about it, but it is a very big problem among seniors living at our Clinton assisted living facility. It is a common condition among seniors and very treatable. No worries at all.
The problem is that it is so embarrassing and humiliating that people at an assisted living community in Clinton just would rather not talk about bathroom woes. In fact, according to the National Association for Continence, of the more than 25 million Americans affected by bladder or bowel control issues, only one out of every 12 seeks help. That is so upsetting because there is so much a Clinton assisted living facility can do to address incontinence.
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There are two types of incontinence to be addressed urge incontinence and stress incontinence. Whichever the case, staff members at our assisted living community in Clinton will have a physician perform a urinalysis and check kidney function, calcium, and glucose levels. They will also include a pelvic exam for women to rule out certain things. Men will have a urological exam. Then staff members at our Clinton assisted living facility will keep record of them of their daily input and output recording what they drink and eat.
Urge Incontinence at the Clinton Assisted Living Facility
The most common type of incontinence is urge incontinence. At our assisted living facility in Clinton that is what we see the most. This is when people feel the need to go but cannot. The treatment is usually limiting fluid intake and caffeine. There are also pelvic exercises and bladder training that we can do to help. Sometimes a simple surgery can help with the issue as well,
Stress Incontinence at the Clinton Assisted Living Facility
This problem is much more common in women. This happens when laughing, coughing, climbing stairs anything that puts pressure on the bladder. The usual treatment is pelvic floor muscles exercises and/or using devices like pessaries, a stiff ring that is inserted into a woman’s vagina, and urethral inserts, a tampon-like disposable device. Being overweight can add to this issue. There are no real treatments for this approved by the FDA.
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As with anything else when it comes to seniors staying hydrated is key. At our Clinton assisted living facility, this is one of our biggest goals every day. Remember signs of dehydration include:
- Difficulty walking
- Dizziness or headaches
- Dry mouth
- Rapid heart rate
- Low blood pressure
- Inability to sweat or produce tears
People at our senior retirement community in Clinton may not want to talk about incontinence. No one really does, but there are treatments out there and help from staff if there is an issue. If you or a loved one is at the Park Vista facility and are one of the 25 million sufferings in silence, please tell someone.
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