Easter Holidays and Managing Incontinence

Easter Holidays and Managing Incontinence

Easter is just around the corner, and for many, this may be the first "normal" holiday since the pandemic began.

Holidays are a time of celebration and family togetherness. If you have a loved one who is living in long-term care or retirement setting, this may be their first time coming home with you in quite some time.

One in five seniors manage urinary incontinence on a daily basis, according to Health Canada. If your loved one is managing incontinence, there are a few things you can do to help them feel more comfortable and manage their continence issues.

1) Have Incontinence Supplies on Hand

  • A discreet package of pads or underwear in the washroom, as well as easily accessible wipes will help your loved one manage their own needs in case of an accident. 

2) Consider Chair Protectors

  • A washable, waterproof chair protector for Mom or Dad's favourite recliner in the living room is a great option to discreetly protect your furniture.

3) Bring a Change of Clothing

  • When picking up your loved one, consider picking up a pair of extra pants in case of leaks. The item can stay in the car if it's not needed, but better to have something on hand in case of need!

Wishing you and your loved ones a safe and happy Easter this year!

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