Is there a relationship between incontinence and falls?
Yes, there is a connection between incontinence and falling. When people feel the urge to go, they'll rush towards the bathroom without waiting for assistance, often resulting in slips and falls.
You can help reduce falls through "toileting," the process of assisting them with going to the bathroom. Specific needs may vary person to person. Some patients will simply need help getting to the bathroom before an incident. Some will benefit from using a bathroom schedule to help reestablish regular bathroom habits. If they're mainly concerned about the unpredictability of incontinence, a Bladder and Bowel Diary is a great way to make bathroom visits more predictable.
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