Advice on Caring for Loved Ones – What You Can Do
How you care for someone with incontinence will depend on their level of physical mobility and their mental state.
You may be helping someone who is in a reasonably good state of physical and mental health, but who would benefit from some information and advice.
Perhaps you are caring for someone with a severe physical disability such as paralysis. You may be a caregiver for someone with a mental disorder such as Dementia or Alzheimer’s or someone with both mental and physical disabilities.
In this section we have gathered advice from healthcare professionals and experienced home caregivers to cover the four main scenarios of caring for a loved one with incontinence at home.
Please select the description that best fits your own situation for practical tips and advice on caring for your loved one.
- The person I care for can wash and dress themselves. They sometimes just cannot control their bladder.
- The person I care for is physically able, but due to mental illness cannot ensure accidents don’t happen.
- The person I care for is mentally alert but physically unable to wash, dress or manage the toilet themselves.
- My loved one has mental illness and is physically unable to wash, dress or manage the toilet themselves.