Care recipient (cr) has trouble getting to the bathroom on time due to mild confusion inability to walk quickly and stress

Try: Track liquids taken in and the number of times the cr urinates both properly and by accident; use this

Materials: Clock coordinated plan among caregivers handout on kegel exercises

Categories: Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical

Information: To plan bathroom breaks instruct the cr on kegel exercises if he or she is alert and able to perform them encourage the cr to perform these exercises 10 at a time time 3 times a day have meals and drinks at a fixed time to make toilet visits more predictable schedule adequate time to get to the toilet look for non-verbal signs the cr needs a restroom visit such as restlessness and other individual behaviors remind the cr to try doing kegel exercises while urinating stop serving foods and beverages that are bladder irritants such as acidic fruits veggies alcohol carbonated beverages chocolate coffee and tea try to replace these irritants with water which can reduce urine concentration and bladder irritation information

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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