Urinary Incontinence: To assist in the control of incontinence: we help establish toileting schedules every two hours, identify the location of the bathroom, encourage the use of a toilet or commode, encourage the client to wear clothing designed for easy removal, encourage complete emptying of the bladder and provide plenty of fluids needed.
Incontinence Pads: Incontinence pads are an optional toileting service applied for the client if accessible for the caregiver to use. These pads and briefs help manage bladder and bowel incontinence. Caregivers practice infection control and provide personal protective equipment when applying and removing incontinence pads.
Catheter Care: Routine catheter changes are done by a nurse; however, it is crucial to reduce the risk of urinary tract infections. The caregiver may provide necessary procedures to ensure the catheter is appropriately maintained.
Our services include:
- Allowing access for the catheter to flow freely.
- Always keeping the drainage bag below the bladder.
- Checking for leakage of urine.
- Reporting any changes or compliments to the supervisor/nurse.
- Emptying the catheter drainage bag.
- Practicing the use of infection control and personal protective equipment.
Use of Bedpan: A bedpan may apply to clients who have limited ambulation or are confined to the bed. Therefore, the client may need assistance with proper positioning and use of the bedpan. The caregiver may assemble and apply supplies needed, assist the client with positioning, provide proper infection control procedures, and provide skin and perineal care.