Finding the right solutions to help an aging senior with incontinence problems is not always easy to do. This is especially the case if you’re having your own difficulties in meeting these needs for your elderly family member. Thankfully there are some things that you can do in order to get the help you and your aging adult need.
Dealing with Physical Limitations
If you’ve got physical limitations of your own, whether that’s a physical ailment or disability or you’re simply not strong enough to help your elderly family member, you need to explore other options. Working with a physical or occupational therapist can help you to learn how to account for the physical differences and limitations you’re experiencing.
Working through Emotional Barriers
You might have difficulty helping your elderly family member due to emotional rather than physical issues, however. This can be the case if you’re embarrassed by what is going on with your elderly family member or you have a phobia about other people’s bodily fluids. This is actually not uncommon, so you shouldn’t feel as if you’re abnormal or wrong. Therapy can help in some cases.
Talk to Her Doctor about Other Solutions
Your aging adult’s doctor has pretty much seen and experienced it all, believe it or not. Make it a point to bring up the issues that you and your aging adult are encountering and find out if there are other potential solutions that can work for you. You might be really surprised to find that some of your problems aren’t as unique as they seem and there might be a simple, elegant solution.
Consider Elder Care Providers for Help
Inexperience can be just as damaging to your intent to help your elderly family member as other issues can be. When you’re not confident in what you’re doing, it can become that much more clumsy and difficult to do. Hiring elder care providers can help quite a bit because they’ve got experience with everything that incontinence entails. They can teach you quite a bit, too, helping to remove your confidence issues.
Whether your limitations are temporary or more permanent, make sure that you seek out all of the opportunities that you can find for assistance.
IF YOU OR AN AGING LOVED ONE ARE CONSIDERING IN-HOME ELDER CARE IN SUMMERLIN, NV, PLEASE CONTACT THE CARING STAFF AT GOLDEN HEART SENIOR CARE. CALL TODAY 702-800-4616.