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Urinary Incontinence: Risks and Treatments for the Aging

Incontinence in the Elderly

Incontinence can happen at any age but is more common in aging adults. This common part of aging can sometimes cause stress and frustration. There are a variety of risk factors that lead to the development of this issue, but it could be caused by something as simple as not drinking enough fluids to inflammation in the bladder.  

Types of Urinary Incontinence

Elderly incontinence is not a one–size–fits–all concern. There are varying degrees of severity and degrees cause different symptoms.

These main types of urinary incontinence are:

Treatment and Management of Urinary Incontinence in Seniors

After being diagnosed, there are surgical treatments, medications, therapies, and medical devices that can help alleviate symptoms associated with incontinence. In most cases, it is very treatable for patients.

Some of the common options for treatment include:

The most important step is to seek help for urinary incontinence. Many times, there is embarrassment associated with these issues that prevents seniors from seeking help. Urinary incontinence is treatable for the elderly if diagnosed early.  

Finding Senior Support from McGregor PACE

At McGregor PACE, we provide services that address the medical, rehabilitative, social, and personal care needs of Cuyahoga County’s seniors. It is our goal to offer the support and services that participants need most.

If you or a loved one is suffering from symptoms of urinary incontinence and are 55 or older, contact us today or call 216.791.3580 to learn more about how we can help.