Category Archives: Loved Ones Suffering from Incontinence

Wearever Incontinence blogs about helping those and starting a conversation with those who are suffering from Incontinence.

4 Tips for Hosting Holiday Guests with Incontinence

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It’s hard to believe the holiday season is already in full swing! This is a wonderful time of year, but it can also bring stress when you have loved ones coming to stay with you. If you have a family member visiting who lives with urinary incontinence, the holiday stress could easily multiply for everyone involved.

Here are four simple steps to help your houseguests feel as comfortable as possible!

1) Be Prepared

To help loved ones feel less embarrassed about their bladder leakage and more relaxed, plan ahead and have extra bedding and towels clean and accessible. Also have some supplies handy in the guest bathroom, like flushable wipes, extra soap and air fresheners. And, be sure to stock up on some healthy snacks that won’t aggravate their bladders right before bedtime. It’s best they avoid spicy foods, caffeine, and citrus fruits and juices. To be even more accommodating, ask your guest if there is anything you can get for them before they arrive.

2) Give Your Guests a Tour

If this is the first time your loved ones with incontinence are staying with you, take the time to give them a tour of your home as soon as they arrive. Most importantly, show them where all of the bathrooms are in the house as well as offer them use of your laundry machines. If possible, set them up in a bedroom close to a bathroom so they have easy access.

3) Leak-Proof Their Bed

Know that urinary leaks and accidents might happen while your family members with incontinence are staying at your home. Supply your guest bedroom with an absorbent and washable bed pad like our Wearever Quilted Plaid Incontinence Pad. With the added protection of a reusable mattress cover, your loved ones can sleep soundly and so can you knowing an unexpected accident wont cause damage.

4) Be Discrete

Loved ones and family members who live with incontinence will appreciate your efforts more than you know. Although it’s a sensitive issue, they shouldn’t feel alone. A quarter to a third of men and women in the United States live with incontinence. That being said, being discrete about it is so important in helping them maintain dignity and feel comfortable in your home. By showing your mom, dad, grandparent or loved one that you understand and respect their privacy, you are ensuring a happy and stress-free visit.

With these four things in mind, you should be well equipped to host everyone for the holidays this year!

Tips for Supporting Female Teenage Incontinence

female teenage incontinenceThe teenage years are already full of awkwardness and turmoil for young girls. Unfortunately, when you add incontinence to the mix, this time can become even more challenging. Teenage girls who suffer from incontinence may experience more anxiety and depression than girls who don’t struggle with this condition. In addition, incontinence can also cause embarrassing situations for girls, which may prevent them from wanting to participate in sports or even spend time socializing with peers.  Continue reading

Causes of Adult Bed Wetting and Solutions

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Everyone deserves a good night’s rest. But, waking up in the middle of the night to a wet mattress or lying awake worrying about making it to the restroom in time can keep you from getting the quality sleep you need. Adult bedwetting has many causes ranging from temporary to permanent. If incontinence is keeping you up, the first step is to understand the causes of adult bedwetting and their solutions. Continue reading

Preventing Conflicts with Elder Caregivers

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Aging in a natural part of life, but it often leaves adult children concerned about the safety and wellbeing of a parent. A caregiver provides the assistance that an elderly parent needs as he or she ages, but sometimes disagreements occur. Learning ways to resolve problems with a loved one’s caregiver provides the opportunity to maintain a strong relationship with loved ones and still ensure that he or she receives the best possible care. Continue reading

A Day in the Life of a Caregiver

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A career as a caregiver can be extremely rewarding, but undeniably difficult at the same time. Caregivers must have the ability to take on many roles; not only must a caregiver provide the “basics,” such as help with administering medications and getting an elderly person around – but they must often play the role of a friend or companion as well, keeping their clients company.

Whether you have a caregiver helping you with your elderly loved one, you’re looking into becoming a caregiver, or you’re simply curious, read on to explore a typical day in the life of a caregiver. Continue reading

How to Choose a Caregiver for Your Loved One

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According to a report released by the Congressional Budget Office, “more than two-thirds of 65-year-olds will need assistance to deal with a loss in functioning at some point during their remaining years of life.” If you have a loved one with limitations, of course you want to provide him or her with the best care possible. Usually, the best way to do this is to hire an in-home caregiver, who can tend to your loved one’s needs on a daily basis.

Unfortunately, selecting a caregiver is never easy – but there are a few steps you can follow to ultimately make the right decision. Continue reading

Tips to Avoid Running to the Bathroom During a Movie

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It’s date night with your spouse, and you’re looking forward to taking in the movie that critics are buzzing about at your local multiplex. There’s only one problem – you experience incontinence and are concerned that you’re going to be leaving the theater multiple times throughout the flick’s two-hour run time to go “take care of business.” And who knows what pivotal plot points you could be missing during those precious moments when you’re “going,” not to mention how annoyed you’ll be by repeat bathroom visits.

The good news is that there’s a number of things that you can do to make sure that you’re not making trips to the bathroom during the movie on date night, ranging from the simple to the more complex. Here’s a look: Continue reading

Manage Incontinence Symptoms, and Spend More Time with Your Loved Ones

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recent study by the United States Centers for Disease Control has found that about half of the older US population deals with incontinence on a regular basis. Therefore, if you’re an adult living with the frustration of incontinence, you’re certainly not alone. Still, this doesn’t change the fact that struggling with incontinence can take away from the activities you love in life, such as spending time with your family.

Don’t let incontinence run your life; keep these simple yet effective tips in mind to better manage your incontinence and live life to the fullest. Continue reading

Supporting a Loved One as a Live in Caregiver

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Being a caregiver is hard work; you may know this all-too-well already. However, working as a caretaker to an in-home parent can present its own set of unique challenges. Perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of such a situation is trying to balance your professional responsibilities with your family ties. It’s never an easy job, but there are some tips that can guide you towards success. Here is our guidance on being a live in caregiver, or caretaking for a parent that lives in the home. Continue reading

Incontinence in Pets

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We aren’t the only ones who can experience incontinence. When a house or litter-trained pet loses control of its bladder and/or bowels, the problem is usually referred to as incontinence. This condition can have a number of different causes. However, regardless of the specific cause, incontinence is always a serious issue for the pet’s owners. Continue reading