How to Care for An Elderly Loved One Who Suffers From Incontinence

by Crystal Carder

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It is not something I talk about often, but I used to work as a Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA). I liked the job, but some days it was just too heartbreaking to handle. Watching people who you got close to decline in health, was the worst.

But as I get older, I realize more and more, I can’t outrun the heartbreak of watching someone you love decline in health. We’re all getting older and, unfortunately, some of the people I admire most are beginning to show their age more and more and have more health problems.

One of the health problems I have seen foremost affect the ones I love is incontinence. If you or a loved one is currently suffering from incontinence, you’re not alone. An estimated 3.4 million men experience the Unexpected Leak™.

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If you are a caregiver for someone who experiences incontinence, learn how you can best care for your loved one with these simple tips.

Help Them Whenever They Need It

Whenever you’re caring for an elderly loved one, making sure you’re there for them when they need help is essential. A lot of times your loved one may not feel like asking for help, so just be there. Other times, you may feel too busy or tired, but know that what you’re doing for them means the world to them.

Fight Off Anger and the Urge to Yell

I know we would all like to say, we would never be that person, but taking care of a loved one who suffers from incontinence can be frustrating. Fight the urge to yell or get angry at them by remembering, it is million times worse for them than it is for you. Instead tell them it is okay that you’re going to be late, or pretend you don’t mind helping them. Yelling at a loved one who has an accident does not help and can seriously affect a person’s moral.  

Always Pack a Change of Clothes

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Having an act of incontinence can happen at any time and chances are you may not be home. Always keep an extra change of clothes on hand for any times when you and your loved one may not make it to the bathroom in time. Keeping extra clothes on hand while you are out can help save you money and allow your loved one to change immediately instead of having to wait.

Use Padding At Bedtime 

When you or a loved one are suffering from incontinence, having accidents at bedtime can be a nightly occurrence. To help make sure your loved one is getting the sleep they need, use specially designed padding, so you don’t have to change bedsheets and blankets whenever they are incontinent.

Use TENA® MEN™ Protective Shield Every Day

If you happen to be taking care of a male, using  TENA® MEN™  can give your loved one that boost of confidence they are looking for. The new TENA® MEN™ Protective Shield is ultra-thin, secure with a cup shape that follows the male anatomy for a secure fit that provides light protection. When dealing with incontinence, it is always best to have a liner that is made for the right gender, like TENA® MEN™ are.

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TENA® MEN™ are designed with an ultra thin thickness for comfort and a muted color for discretion, this product will protect against light drips and dribbles while letting your loved one remain comfortable and secure. When it comes to having incontinence and public places, making sure you have a product that will protect you for those light dribbles is essential to fight off embarrassing moments. TENA® MEN™ not only securely protects your loved one, but they are also designed with much needed advanced odor protection.

You can easily find TENA® MEN™ Protective Shield at your local CVS pharmacy in their incontinence aisle.

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WhatLauraLoves November 13, 2017 - 7:54 pm

Its so great that Tena have a product that’s available to help the elderly, especially men as I often find them overlooked when talking about incontinence in the older generation xxx

Tara Pittman November 14, 2017 - 12:15 am

My father in law has problems due to prostate cancer. This is something that I will tell him about

cathy November 14, 2017 - 1:46 am

Thank you for sharing a bit of your personal journey and weaving it into sharing some great tips on caring for the elderly! {client}

Mama Writes Reviews November 14, 2017 - 4:16 am

These are great tips. I’m in the midst of potty training my youngest and I’m wondering if it’s fairly similar… the being patient, the helping them whenever, the extra clothes, the thicker diaper at bedtime…

Looks like Tena knows what they’re doing!

-Mama from Mama Writes Reviews

Ruth I. November 14, 2017 - 7:09 am

These are helpful tips a lot would benefit from. Elders need extra attention and care.

Maria Magdalena November 14, 2017 - 9:42 am

This is a great product. But unfortunately, after I clicking the website, they seem don’t sell their product in my country

Pooja Shama November 14, 2017 - 2:02 pm

I completely agree with you right products can make a world of difference especially when it comes to elders

Jennifer G November 14, 2017 - 2:37 pm

This is all really great advice. There are so many people out there dealing with incontinence.

Mary November 14, 2017 - 3:16 pm

Caring for the elderly is such an important part of the circle of life. Understanding their needs are a large part of their battle. Thank you for information on a product that can help so many men.

Jess November 14, 2017 - 5:30 pm

This is such an important topic that isn’t talked about enough! Thanks for sharing!

Bobbi November 15, 2017 - 1:41 am

This is a topic that is not talked about enough in our society. These are some great tips!

Becky Willis November 15, 2017 - 2:35 am

I am sorry you have to watch someone you love go through that. My sister is a nurse in a Skilled Nursing facility so I know from what she has shared how hard it is to watch someone you care for decline. I am so glad they have these for men because before you only heard of them being available for women. Thank you for getting the word out.

Crystal Carder November 15, 2017 - 10:42 am

I agree, women have had something like this around for a while, so this is a great product for men!

Aduke Schulist November 15, 2017 - 3:13 am

I finally had one of those mom moments.. I was doing jumping jacks and peed myself a little. So embarrassing. I would totally wear these to the gym to avoid embarrassment.

Hannah Marie November 15, 2017 - 9:59 am

Oh great. Good to know there is a product like this that would help. I honestly didn’t know about Incontinence but now aware of it.

Fatima Torres November 16, 2017 - 5:49 am

Packing an extra set of clothes is a great tip. I don’t know of anyone in my family who experiences this, but now I know what to do in case it’s ever brought up

Sylvester Vanessa November 16, 2017 - 1:38 pm

Once a man, twice a child. Someday, we will get old too. Patience and empathy are the key in these circumstances. Thank you for sharing!


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