Choosing a Healthcare Provider
How to pick the right physician for your leakage needs.
We all want our loved ones to feel safe and cared for. Here are a few tips for finding a caregiver you can trust.
Contact a Home Healthcare Agency
The best healthcare agencies have rigorous vetting processes. They're also there to listen to people's needs and match them with the right caregiver. Ask the agency what they do to make sure caregivers meet their standards, and make sure to be honest with them about your loved one's level of leaks and incontinence history, so they can better help you find the perfect match.
Check References and Licenses
It's a good idea to talk to other people you know who've worked with caregivers and healthcare providers. Who did they like? How did they find them? What lessons or warnings might they have to share as you begin your search? Once you find a provider you're interested in, make sure they have the proper licenses and insurance for your area. It's important that you have faith and trust in your healthcare provider, so you can have peace of mind while you work with them to treat and manage your loved one's leaks.
If you'd like to read reviews of doctors, try visiting Zocdoc.com. There, you can search for different doctors and read about other people's experiences before having your own. Always check with your insurance company to make certain the healthcare provider you're considering is covered.
Finding a Specialist
Your healthcare provider or primary physician might recommend seeing a specialist. Here's a breakdown of the types of specialists who can help people living with leaks.
A urologist focuses on disorders of the urinary system and how to treat them.
A continence nurse is more specialized than a regular nurse, in that they're specifically trained to help patients with bladder or bowel leaks.
Physical therapy can be very effective in retraining and strengthening the pelvic muscles to help prevent incontinence.
Want to Know More?
If you want more information on how to find the right caregiver for you, reach out to our 24/7 eNurse™ team or give us a call at 866-573-3776.
Ask a Prevail eNurse™
Have a question? Our eNurse team is here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether you're experiencing leaks for the first time, caring for a loved one with incontinence, or a veteran healthcare professional with questions, our team of licensed nurses have heard it all, and are ready to lend their confidential, respectful, and personalized expertise at any time.
Contact us anytime at 866-573-3776 or chat with us live Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET.