Tag Archives: incontinence care

How to Deal with Soiling Accidents and Preserve Your Loved One’s Dignity and Privacy

????????????????????????????????????????Lately, you noticed that your elderly loved one has been soiling his undergarments here and there, but he has not brought it up in conversation with you.  You see traces of incontinence on the toilet seat, on the bathroom floor, along the hallway, and on a dining room chair.  When you finally do bring it up in conversation, your loved ones claim that they don’t know when it’s actually happening.  You may wonder, “How does my dad not know that he is going on himself at the dining table?”  Before you initiate a talk with your elderly loved one, it’s important to understand the six types of incontinence:

  • Reflex incontinence – when feces or urine exits a person’s body through an abnormal opening or leak
  • Stress incontinence – results from damaged pelvic muscles which cause the bladder to leak during movement
  • Urge incontinence – produced by sudden bladder contraction that cannot be controlled or inhibited
  • Mixed incontinence – combination of urge and stress incontinence
  • Overflow incontinence – when urine exceeds bladder holding capacity
  • Incontinence from surgery – post-operative incontinence induced by procedures such as hysterectomies and rectal surgery

24-Hour Incontinence Care

Live-in care is one of the most popular senior care options for incontinence because it kills two birds with one stone:  for one, you as the daughter or son do not have to deal with awkwardness in cleaning up after your elderly loved one; and two, professional 24-hour incontinence care preserves your loved one’s dignity and privacy.

About A-1 Home Care

Established in 1991, A-1 Home Care has been delivering high quality in-home care services of all types: Alzheimer’s Care, Heart Disease Care, Traumatic Brain Injury Care, After-Surgery Care, Parkinson’s Care, Lou Gehrig’s Care, Multiple Sclerosis Care, 24 hour care, live-out care and more.  Licensed, bonded and insured, A-1 Home Care not only aims to provide exceptional senior care but also serves to protect the aging community from scam artists, predators, theft and fraud.  Each caregiver is carefully and meticulously screened through a national criminal background check.  All references are verified, and your safety and satisfaction are 100% guaranteed!

For quality incontinence care, call A-1 Home Care today (818) 980-0094 or visit us at www.burbankinhomecare.com for services in Burbank, Glendale, Glendora, Hollywood, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and other cities in LA County.

Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter!


Elders In Burbank Receive Lasting Alzheimer’s Disease Relief

Do you have a loved one whose Alzheimer’s disease is becoming increasingly problematic in the home?

As difficult as this time may be, the helpful caregivers at A-1 Home Care in Burbank are here to provide leading answers for family caregivers needing additional assistance around the home in the form of expert Alzheimer’s disease care. A-1 Home Care has specialized caregivers who provide affordable Alzheimer’s and dementia relief services to seniors throughout Los Angeles and Orange County, exemplifying what it means to provide the best— while leaving behind the rest.

Copy of dreamstime_1461483

A-1 Home Care provides in-home caregiving options that include:

  • assistance with household responsibilities including dusting, vacuuming, dish-washing, laundry, mopping, and bed-making
  • assistance with yard work and gardening tasks including watering plants, mowing the lawn, and raking leaves
  • assistance with personal services including bathing, grooming, dressing, and toileting
  • assistance with mobility
  • transportation to and from medical appointments as well as other existing engagements
  • delicious and nutritious meal preparation that include brain healthy ingredients
  • running errands like grocery shopping and picking up clothes from the cleaners
  • medication reminders and administration assistance
  • enjoyable conversation and companionship
  • “brain games” and other mind-boosting activities
  • special needs care
  • child care
  • pet care

A-1 Home Care’s diverse and affordable caregiver solutions have been around since the caregiving agency’s inception in 1991, and has helped elders from many different economic backgrounds and influences, including Middle Eastern, Asian, European, and Jewish, find lasting comfort in the home. A-1 Home Care’s elder care services also include bipolar care, incontinence care, hospice care, and many more senior care solutions.

For more information about the leading in-home caregiver services available at A-1 Home Care, contact a compassionate caregiver by dialing (310) 657-8780 or (562) 929-8400 today. A-1 Home Care has been proudly serving nearby communities across LA and OC for decades already, including in cities like Arcadia, Altadena, Pasadena, Glendale, and Culver City.