Toileting and Incontinence Care in Madison & Hattiesburg MS
Toileting is an important lesson every one of us is taught very early in life. Taking care of yourself, cleaning yourself, being self-sufficient, and maintaining a sanitary environment in the bathroom, however, can be difficult as you age.
There are home care services specializing in toileting care that are available and are highly recommended when the time comes that you do not have anyone to rely on.
These services employ professionals who understand and recognize your loss of control as something natural in old age and entirely unintentional. They will help maintain your self-respect and dignity in awkward situations without undue annoyance or judgment.
Covenant Caregivers boasts of highly-experienced staff who are trained in toileting and incontinence care services. We approach toileting care in a matter-of-fact way so that our aging citizens may avoid embarrassing and frustrating situations.
In creating a toileting care routine for you or your loved one, we discern these three crucial factors that merit ample consideration:
- Toileting Environment
Seniors do not have the flexibility and agility that they used to have before. It is, therefore, essential to provide a toileting environment that will help them in every way possible.
Grip rails should be installed within easy reach of the toilet bowl to help them sit down and get up.
Toilet paper, soap, and rinsing water must also be within easy reach. It is also important to check the level of the toilet seat. Ask them if it is too low and uncomfortable. You can then place a special toilet seat that can fit onto regular toilets, raising its level to a more comfortable position. These seats are sold at medical supply stores.
Make sure the bathroom floors are non-slippery and always dry to minimize their risk of slipping and losing their balance.
A clear path to the bathroom and adequate lighting during the day and night should also be provided.
- Toileting Options
If your loved one is bedridden or, because of other circumstances, cannot go to the bathroom by themselves, several options are available including:
Commodes are chairs that have a hole cut through the center of the seat under which a detachable collecting pan is placed. This pan can be removed when you need to empty it. They can also be placed over a toilet.
Urinals are bottles used by men to collect urine and are often useful when your loved one can still control toileting function but cannot go to the toilet.
Bedpans are containers made of metal or plastic and are placed under your loved one’s body as they are sitting or lying in bed. They are available in different sizes.
A catheter is a tube inserted into the bladder through the urethra and is attached to a collection bag that is either hung on the bedside or strapped to the senior’s leg.
It is imperative that your loved one’s genital area and the catheter be cleaned daily using soap and water, while the bag should be cleaned with a water-vinegar solution, to avoid infection.
- Adult Diapers and Adult Incontinence Briefs
These are sold at many health supply stores. They should be replaced once they get soiled or wet. The senior’s genital area should be thoroughly cleaned using soap and water before placing another one. Diapers and briefs are useful when toileting facilities are not available or during travel.
Incontinence is a condition characterized by involuntary leakage of urine or fecal matter in between regular bathroom visits. It is one of the main reasons why people put their elderly loved ones in a care facility. Incontinence, however, does not only affect older people. People with disabilities, memory problems, decreased mobility, or long-standing health problems such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease can also experience incontinence.
Why Choose Us For Toileting and Incontinence Care
Toileting care for our senior loved one is especially daunting. If you feel that you cannot give them the right attention, professional caregivers from Covenant Caregivers are ready, willing, and able to help you in your time of need.
We offer you an experience you can count on, a fast and simple assessment with no obligation whatsoever, and free information regarding the advantages of hiring employed caregivers.
We are a first-class home care company boasting of highly-skilled, experienced, and professional staff that provide exceptional toileting and incontinence care to all types of clients. We are adept at handling different levels of toileting care.
To keep you abreast of your loved one’s toilet care, our team of caregivers assigned to your loved one will keep track of and give you all information regarding medications, schedules, and details during every shift.
We also offer discount services to our new customers. Call us now for your free assessment. We can meet you or your loved one at home, in a care facility, or even in the hospital.