Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Q: I’ve heard if I place my loved one in a facility while they are still continent they will become incontinent immediately?

While individuals become incontinent at times as their particular disease progresses, admitting to a skilled nursing facility does not automatically equal incontinence.  Skilled nursing facility have programs such as the bowel and bladder program to help facilitate continence and maintain your loved ones independence as long as possible.  The bowel and bladder program is a study of your loved ones daily schedule.  This allows staff to accommodate and assist at the appropriate times to ensure continence remains as long as physically possible.     

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