Incontinence Care For Seniors

Our trained caregivers are experienced in providing professional incontinence care for the elderly via our at-home care services

What is adult incontinence?

Incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine or bowel movements.


More than
20% of Canadian seniors

suffer from incontinence

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Individuals with incontinence
are 50% more likely to

experience loneliness

Early warning signs

What are the early warning signs of adult incontinence?

What is the impact of incontinence on quality of life?

Incontinence can become a very bothersome and embarrassing problem for those affected. Often, it negatively impacts the mood. If the condition continues to progress without adequate care, those affected may experience feelings of isolation, dependency and rejection.

Impact on Quality of Life

Top caregiver do's for incontinence care

Top caregiver don'ts for incontinence care

Frequently Asked Questions

Various medicines lead to bowel incontinence. These drugs may cause diarrhea, fecal incontinence, muscle or nerve damage. Below are some medications that frequently cause bowel incontinence:

  • Antibiotics
  • Cancer Treating Medicines
  • Iron Supplements
  • Tricyclic antidepressants
  • Narcotics
  • Blood pressure managing drugs
  • Nausea treating drugs

Elderly Incontinence can be dealt by making a few lifestyle changes such as:

  • Losing weight
  • Quitting smoking and alcohol
  • Reducing caffeine
  • Limiting liquid intake before bed
  • Making a bathroom schedule
  • Getting specialized live-in caregiver to manage anxiety
  • Choose waterproof bedding & easy to change clothes

Damage to the muscles or nerves of the bladder that control holding or passing pee can result in urinary incontinence. In women, urine incontinence is common during pregnancy, menopause, and childbirth.

There are some other factors that contribute to urine incontinence; These include:

  • Obesity
  • Constipation
  • Medications
  • Caffeine
  • UTI infections

There is no connection between psychological stress and incontinence. The urinary muscles are unable to stop urine leaking. It typically occurs while you run, cough, or sneeze. All of these motions create pressure (stress) on the bladder, which leads to unexpected urinary leaks.

You can get rid of stress incontinence by:

  • Doing pelvic floor exercises
  • Treating constipation on time
  • Cutting alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine
  • Avoid lifting heavy weights

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