How Can You Make a Talk about Incontinence a Successful One?

Sometimes your senior might not want to talk about incontinence because it’s embarrassing. She might also avoid the conversation because she doesn’t want to acknowledge that it’s become an issue. Regardless of why she doesn’t want to talk, it might be up to you to get the conversation rolling.

Senior Care Rochester NY - How Can You Make a Talk about Incontinence a Successful One?

Senior Care Rochester NY – How Can You Make a Talk about Incontinence a Successful One?

Determine Your Goal Ahead of Time

You may feel as if your goal is just to talk about what is happening with your aging family member due to incontinence, but there’s more to it than that. You may already have a solution in mind, for example, or you may want to convince your senior to talk to her doctor about potential medical causes and solutions. Work out what your end result desired is for this conversation because that will help you to plan the talk more effectively.

Let Go of Your Own Frustrations

Incontinence can be incredibly frustrating for your aging adult, but it can also be frustrating for you. This is a perfectly valid feeling, especially if you’re doing more laundry than usual or your senior is being particularly stubborn about dealing with the situation. But frustration is going to make you say things you don’t really want to say, so it doesn’t have any place in the conversation you’re trying to have. Do what you can to let go of your frustration before you set up the talk.

Bring Her Doctor in on the Talk

Especially if you’re concerned that your senior’s incontinence issues have a medical cause, it’s vital to talk with her doctor about the situation. Your aging family member’s doctor can help you both to understand what in particular is contributing to her incontinence issues and what potential solutions exist. Her doctor can answer any questions that you and your senior have as well.

Set up a Plan for the Future

The main goal of your conversation is to determine a plan for going forward. This plan might involve changing your senior’s diet, using specific incontinence products, or researching medical causes and solutions. Remember that senior care providers can help you to set up a plan that will work well for your aging adult and for you. Their experience can help you to avoid some potential pitfalls.

Remember that you don’t have to solve everything in one conversation. It’s entirely possible that you and your elderly family member may need to have variations on this conversation a couple of times in order to work out a thorough plan.

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About Kevin Watkins

Caring Hearts of Rochester was founded by John Hunt and Kevin Watkins. Kevin and John met when they were in the same Boy Scout Troop in their youth. They chose different career paths before forming Caring Hearts.

Kevin and his wife, Candy, lived in Naples, Florida for 10 years, where three of their four children were born. He was recruited to the insurance industry by a colleague who felt his personality would benefit people with needs. The insurance industry became a big part of their lives. He evaluated peoples’ risks, working with property and casualty, and life products, and later began to underwrite Long Term Care insurance as people were beginning to plan for their futures. He started two agencies, then bought a third. In his last three years before selling his third agency, he was ranked in the top 10%, top 5% & then top 1% nationally out of the more than 12,500 Allstate agencies in the U.S. at the time. Kevin’s success can be accredited to his kind nature and his genuine desire to help individuals and families with their needs. He feels very at home meeting with people and discussing their needs, a trait that has been very helpful in his continued success with Caring Hearts of Rochester. Kevin returned to Rochester in 2006 to introduce their young children to snow and to be closer to his extended family.

After having returned to Rochester from their careers in other states, John and Kevin reconnected. Alzheimer’s had afflicted both of their families, and they had both experienced and witnessed the challenges associated with the role of being a caregiver. Kevin’s and John’s collective experiences complemented their desire to work with families and individuals in need. They founded Caring Hearts of Rochester and have since been able work in a capacity that has become a passion for them. They are both Certified Senior Advisors (CSA), a designation earned through education, study and experience in the Elderly and Geriatric Care Profession. Their number one concern is providing their senior clients with ethical and effective services and products. Caring Hearts of Rochester is associated with numerous local affiliations for the elderly in the Upstate NY area including Lifespan, Eldersource, and the Greater Rochester Area Partnership for the Elderly.

As the co-founders and hands-on managers of Caring Hearts of Rochester, we thank you for this opportunity to tell you about our passion. We are responsible for the services we offer, for the people we hire, for the training they receive, for the quality and reliability of the services our team delivers to you and your loved ones. Give us a call so that we may learn more about you and your needs at (585) 861-CARE(2273)