Stress incontinence – urinary leaks when you cough, sneeze, laugh.
Urge incontinence – Toilet urges happen very suddenly and cannot wait
Nocturia – Waking up several times in the night to use the toilet
Functional incontinence – Having a condition or disability that stops you from being able to get to the toilet on time
Bowel incontinence – Difficulty controlling bowel movements
Following a detailed assessment by a nurse or doctor, a diagnosis will be provided. This is essential for correct continence management and ensures our care staff can make a valuable contribution to your care.
An assessment will determine
Severity/impact on the patient
Degree of bother
Attitude to the problem
What is catheter care?
Catheter care helps people who have trouble passing urine. A urinary catheter is a flexible tube that is inserted into the bladder to collect urine in a drainage bag. Catheter care services help to drain the bladder for long and short term periods.
Catheter care refers to the assistance provided to patients that require a catheter. This can be support administering and removing a catheter, receiving treatments through a catheter, catheter changes, etc.
Why is a catheter used?
A catheter is used when someone has difficulty passing urine naturally. This can be due to health issues, bladder weakness, nerve damage, etc. A catheter can also be used to deliver medicine directly to the bladder when other treatments haven’t worked.
Intermittent catheter – Temporarily inserted to the bladder and removed once the bladder is empty
Indwelling catheter – A long term catheter that is held in place by an inflated balloon within the bladder.
Our dedicated team of carers are up to date with all the latest training and guidance in order to perform the highest quality care. Our team exercise discretion, respect, and safety at all times to ensure patient care is of the highest standard.
If you or someone you care for require continence or catheter care and you wish to know more, please contact us for more information regarding our care services.