According to an article in a peer-review medical journal, Annals of Long-Term Care, the prevalence of urinary tract infections (UTIs) is 25-50% for nursing home residents, which is more than twice for non-residents (11%). Whether the higher prevalence of UTIs in long-term care facilities is due to lack of personalized care for seniors, it should be noted that the elderly need 24-hour undivided attention for UTIs at home or in a nursing home. To the untrained eye of a family member, seniors are still at risk for getting a urinary tract infection at home, which is manifested in sudden incontinence problems, decreased appetite and loss of physical or cognitive function. A-1 Home Care addresses incontinence issues with high quality, person-directed 24-hour in-home care for seniors who live in Redondo Beach and other surrounding cities.
Recognizing and Managing Symptoms of UTI
Seniors with advanced dementia are likely to have urinary tract infections. Left untreated, this condition sends many seniors to the Emergency Room, so it’s important to recognize signs and symptoms of UTI before it becomes a crisis. By definition, urinary tract infections are infections of the bladder, urethra, ureters, and/or kidneys. You may experience pain or difficulty with urinating, fever, flank pain, loss of energy, and recent incontinence. If your elderly loved one uses an indwelling catheter, the risks of UTI increase. A-1 Home Care in Redondo Beach offers live-in assistance with pain relief, such as starting a hot bath or serving plenty of fluids when your elderly loved one lacks energy to perform menial chores. Round-the-clock in-home care entails meal preparation, chores, transportation, bathing, grooming, and toileting care.
About A-1 Home Care in Redondo Beach
A-1 Home Care upholds values of compassion, trust, integrity, and dependability with superior 24-hour in-home care services for seniors and their families. Since its inception in 1991, A-1 Home Care has been delivering superior personalized home care services to the elderly in Redondo Beach, Torrance, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica, Malibu, Culver City, Los Angeles and other surrounding cities. Thanks to our wonderful team of certified caregivers, our return clients have continually referred their friends and relatives because of the excellent care they received. A-1 Home Care makes senior care accessible through easy financing options for those who are paying out-of-pocket; A-1 Home Care also accepts Veteran Benefits and long-term care insurance.
For more information, call A-1 Home Care today (310) 366-7964 or visit our website www.redondobeachinhomecare.com for more details.