Incontinence

Ask the Care Expert about ... incontinence-associated dermatitis

Ask the Care Expert about ... incontinence-associated dermatitis

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We have a new wound care nurse and she insists that a few of our residents have "IAD." I am not familiar with this. Can you help?

Aug. 15 webinar explores 'incontinence revolution'

Aug. 15 webinar explores 'incontinence revolution'

A new treatment approach that improves quality measures, falls risk and skin integrity is the reason for a "urinary incontinence revolution" — and the focus of an Aug. 15 McKnight's webinar. The hourlong event kicks off at 1 p.m. Eastern Time.

New company has incontinence sensor

Sensassure employees worked at the San Leandro facility to learn about managing incontinence in senior care, and used the feedback to create a design of a practical sensor.

Sensor technology shown to help reduce incontinence episodes

In connection with National Fall Prevention Week, Simavita has released results of its first U.S. pilot study, which shows reduction of falls through use of sensored incontinence pad.

Feature: Not a normal part of aging

Feature: Not a normal part of aging

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Keeping incontinent residents healthy, dignified and satisfied is a full-time chore — if providers are educated and keeping a proper eye on those in their care

Ask the treatment expert ... about linens and pads

Ask the treatment expert ... about linens and pads

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Does placing multiple pads and linens under residents who are incontinent protect their skin?

What to remember about LTC furniture

What to remember about LTC furniture

Healthcare administrators often consider furniture a sunken cost as they believe it needs to be repeatedly replaced in order to preserve quality and durability, as well as meet health standards.

Most residents are incontinent

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More than 75% of long-term residents are incontinent, as well as nearly half (46%) of short-term residents, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

New incontinence products pushed to nurses, providers

New incontinence products pushed to nurses, providers

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Incontinence management remains a hot commodity in long-term care, with three companies debuting products.

Also in the news for July 16, 2014 . . .

Gardening therapy helps reduce dementia-related agitation ... Senators hear about challenges in providing care for chronic conditions ... Men should do pelvic floor exercises to stave off incontinence ... VA seeks to update fire safety code for nursing homes

Also in the news for July 14, 2014 . . .

New checklist for planning dementia-friendly nursing home activities ... Stem cell injections reduce stress incontinence ... KY nursing home reaches $30K settlement over hiring of excluded nurse

Ryan moves to SCA North America

Ryan moves to SCA North America

Svein Ryan has been chosen as the vice president, marketing and business development, for SCA's Personal Care business in North America.

Neglect charges filed against 10 workers at nursing home where residents from a troubled sister facility were transferred

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Hidden camera footage has led to felony and misdemeanor charges against 10 caregivers at a skilled nursing facility in New York, the state's attorney general announced Monday. The accused caregivers work at a facility that recently took in a number of displaced residents from a nursing home under the same ownership, which is closing due to quality of care issues.

Study: Just 2 weeks of telemonitoring improved incontinence care

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By using a telemonitoring system for a short time, nursing home caregivers were able to notably improve incontinence management, according to a new study out of Australia.

Simavita markets electronic brief after acquisition deal

Simavita markets electronic brief after acquisition deal

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Australian medical device company Simavita has introduced a new "electronic brief," reflecting a growing interest of skilled nursing providers to be able to electronically monitor residents' incontinence episodes.

New 'electronic brief' could help caregivers manage incontinence, report suggests

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A newly developed "electronic brief" has been designed to improve the quality of incontinence care in skilled nursing facilities, according to a report from the Australian Associated Press.

Oral health problems on track to become as common and serious as falls, incontinence in elderly: report

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Unless steps are taken to improve dental hygiene in the elderly, oral healthcare will cause problems on the same scale as falls, incontinence and mobility limitations, according to recently published research.

Fecal matter pills cure C. diff, physician says

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Pills created from fecal matter are the latest breakthrough in treating Clostridium difficile, according to a doctor in Canada who says he has cured about 30 people this way.

Dementia patients face risk  of urinary, fecal incontinence

Dementia patients face risk of urinary, fecal incontinence

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Seniors with dementia are two to three times more likely to have urinary incontinence and four times more likely to have fecal incontinence, according to a new study.

Dementia patients face higher risk of urinary incontinence

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Seniors with dementia are three times more likely to have urinary incontinence and four times more likely to have fecal incontinence, according to a new study.

Combination of drugs relieves symptoms of overactive bladder: study

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Combining antimuscarinic agents can help control symptoms of overactive bladder in seniors who have not responded to high doses of a single agent, according to a new study.

Execute documentation as it's claimed: survey expert

Execute documentation as it's claimed: survey expert

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An industry expert served up straightforward advice during a recent McKnight's Super Tuesday webinar: Accurately claim what you do, and do what you claim.

Avoiding traps at survey time the topic of Super Tuesday webcast

Four universal challenges at survey time will be the focal points of the next McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast. The one-hour live webcast will offer practical strategies providers can use concerning falls, incontinence, pressure ulcers and unintended weight loss. The lead presenter will be Leah Klusch, executive director of the Alliance Training Center, and no-cost CE credit will be available.

Avoiding traps at survey time is the topic of our July 16 Super Tuesday webcast

Avoiding traps at survey time is the topic of our July 16 Super Tuesday webcast

Even at the nation's best nursing facilities, residents are susceptible to four universal challenges: falls, incontinence, pressure ulcers and unintended weight loss. This McKnight's one-hour live webcast on July 16 will examine why this fearsome foursome is especially challenging, and offer practical strategies providers can use. The lead presenter will be Leah Klusch, executive director of the Alliance Training Center, and no-cost CE credit will be available.

Ask the treatment expert ... about identifying pressure ulcers

Ask the treatment expert ... about identifying pressure ulcers

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How do you deal with the age-old question "Is it a pressure ulcer or not?" Many healthcare professionals are frequently faced with the dilemma of how to document a reddened area on the buttocks, peri-rectal area or perineal area. Is this a pressure ulcer or is the underlying etiology totally different?

HARTMANN expands in South Carolina

Medical manufacturer and distributer HARTMANN USA has announced an expansion in Rock Hill, SC, that involves moving its incontinence management production site.

Nursing homes can achieve high quality while gaining cost efficiency, researchers find

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Nursing homes in the United States are generally efficient and able to control expenses without sacrificing quality of care, according to a recently released study in the Healthcare Management Review.

FDA approves Botox as effective treatment for overactive bladder

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Botox may be more synonymous with the Real Housewives reality franchise than long-term care residents, but it could soon be a treatment of choice for urinary incontinence.

AssuraMed buys Invacare's medical supplies business

Invacare Corporation has completed the sale of its medical supplies business to AssuraMed for about $150 million, the firm announced. Invacare will retain its equipment business, which includes wheelchairs and respiratory equipment.

Botox and oral meds equally effective in treating incontinence in women, study says

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Botox injections and oral medications both work well in reducing urinary incontinence in women, though Botox is more likely to completely resolve symptoms, a recent study showed.