Care recipient (cr) is incontinent

Try: Ensure the cr’s bed is protected with plastic sheeting change bed linens often for cleanliness and to keep dry change incontinence pads as soon as they become wet to avoid infection and skin issues keep the bedroom and bathroom odor-free by cleaning frequently opening windows and using air freshener if necessary ensure the cr drinks 8 ounces of fluids each day but stop offering liquid 2-3 hours before bedtime keep a bedpan or portable commode close by the cr and suggest he or she use it every 2-3 hours

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Categories: Personal, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

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Keywords: Incontinence odor physical functions

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

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