Urinary incontinence is a common and potentially disabling condition affecting up to 30% of those aged 65 years and older. Its prevalence in elderly nursing home patients — up to 70% are admitted with the condition and some type of accompanying skin breakdown — presents a major cause for concern in light of recent healthcare legislation and directives focusing on quality of care.
High incontinence rates among nursing home residents create emotional and financial burdens, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Wednesday.
A specially designed yoga regimen helped incontinent women reduce their urine leakage by up to 70%, researchers announced in a recent article in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery.
"Prompted voiding" is an effective therapy for managing urinary incontinence in nursing home residents, a recent study out of Hong Kong has affirmed.
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.
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Elderly white women still make up the majority of the oldest nursing home residents, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, although other researchers have found the number of white residents is on the decline.
Nursing home residents who have multiple diseases are most prone to falls, according to a study recently published in the journal BMC Geriatrics. Urinary incontinence, antidepressant use, multiple medication use and arrhythmias also were strongly associated with falls.
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.
A knowledge gap exists among nursing home staff members in the areas of attitude toward UI, types of UI, and assessment of UI. To reduce the existing knowledge gap, an interdisciplinary research team from the University of Southern Indiana created an evidence-based UI education program titled Bladder Buzz staff.