Taking care of loved ones is a rewarding job. However, it might not be highly profitable and at times can have its ups and downs – one of the biggest obstacles of caring is when the person you care for becomes incontinent.
To help carers across the country overcome this obstacle, we have created this list of incontinence advice and tips with tricks – most have incontinence products to make your life easier.
Disposable Gloves – Always have a box of disposable latex gloves around the house.
Adult Wipes – Adult wet wipes are ideal for the less mobile patients.
Odour Neutralizing Sprays – These sprays will remove room odours instantly.
Incontinence Pads – with a wide range available, disposable or washable pads, there is one suitable for each type of patient.
Bed Protection – These pads are designed to protect bedding, mattresses and chairs. Again you have a choice of washable and disposable pads.
Wash Creams and Mousses – Cleanses, restores and protects even the most delicate skin. Replaces soap and water and other conventional skin conditioning products.
Tip: Keep all these incontinence products in one place, so you don’t have to run around the house looking for them when you need it.
Keep the morale up!
It is extremely important that you, as a carer, don’t make the incontinent person feel bad about their condition. Try talking to them and explaining that Incontinence is a common condition and there is nothing to be ashamed off.
When referring to the “diapers” try not to use that word, use words like incontinence pad or padded underwear instead.
Remember helping people with incontinence can be a strenuous and frustrating task, so every now and then try to put yourself in their situation, that will help you regain your calm and the will help them.