Everyone is looking forward to enjoying their golden years with dignity. However, It may be challenging for your loved ones to truly enjoy their retirement years properly with incontinence. Through continence management, your loved ones can enjoy a quality, healthy life. In At Discovery Village At Dominion, we provide continence management for your loved ones.
Benefits of Having Continence Management in Your Retirement Community
Continence management is highly beneficial for your loved ones, especially if they are looking for assisted living conditions. Incontinence involves the inability of one to control their bowel and bladder. This can be attributed to pelvic floor muscle weakness and so on. For people in assisted living with incontinence, it can be challenging as it may be embarrassing for them. With continence management, your loved ones can enjoy better self-sufficiency and independence.
Incontinence can find its roots in changes in the nerves controlling the bowel and bladder. This can result in a variety of incontinence problems, such as urine leakage when they sneeze or exercise. Incontinence can also be traced back to certain health conditions, such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and so on. This may mean that when an incontinence issue arises, they may have to be hospitalized and transferred to a long-term care nursing home. With continence management in place, there will be fewer transfers for hospital admissions too.
Incontinence can also pose other health complications, such as dehydration, urinary tract infections, falls, and fractures. This is because involuntary leakage of urine ultimately leads to loss of body fluids. With proper continence care, it reduces the susceptibility of your loved ones going through these health complications and reduces morbidity factors.
Incontinence is also often found in people who are suffering from cognitive conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and so on. This is because the coordination between the brain and the bowels or bladder may be affected, leading to continence. This may mean they can’t feel the sensation of nature’s calls or even forget how to use the toilet. Continence management provides a set routine for your loved ones to go to the toilet each time after meals and limiting the number of drinks to prevent them from leaking urine excessively. This also prevents falls and fractures as they will not slip on their own urine accidentally.
When Should You Consider Moving into a Retirement Community?
Incontinence can seem like a difficult condition to handle, especially if your loved ones are going through that in assisted living conditions. By moving into a community that provides continence management for your loved ones, you can be assured that they are in great hands. Through continence management strategies, your loved ones can better mitigate and cope with the effects of incontinence, ensuring that they reduce their susceptibility to certain diseases, such as urinary tract infections, prostate problems in men, and even constipation issues.
Why Choose Discovery Village At Dominion’s Retirement Community?
At Discovery Village At Dominion, we have a variety of living options for your loved ones to ensure that they get to enjoy their golden years physically, mentally, and emotionally. Whether it’s the housekeeping or the concierge, we have a wide range of amenities available to ensure flexibility and freedom for your loved ones to truly pursue the life they want, on self-defined terms. We ensure that the services provided here are personalized right down to the very detail so your loved ones won’t feel out of place or isolated. We also provide continence management as part of our services for your loved ones.