Incontinence is a common occurrence for many aging adults. In many cases, a structured day that includes regular cueing and reminders is enough to help a resident maintain or regain continence and lessen the severity of episodes of incontinence. In turn, this can improve quality of life and foster a great sense of independence.
However, in cases where a 2-hour toileting schedule is unsuccessful and a resident has unmanaged incontinence or urinary dysfunction, the resident will need enhanced care services to ensure that proper care is performed, skin is cleaned thoroughly and the skin’s integrity is intact. If a catheter or colostomy is in place, this also falls under our enhanced care.