Twenty million adult women and 6 million adult men have experienced incontinence in the US. Incontinence is the loss of bladder and/or bowel control. The person you care for may feel embarrassed about this and may not want to talk about it.
As a caregiver, helping to manage toileting issues can be hard. There are many options to help treat and/or control incontinence. Speaking with a doctor should be your first step. Take a moment to view the following articles. You will find some tips and resources for managing incontinence.
Source: The Simon Foundation for Continence, 2015 http://www.simonfoundation.org/About_Incontinence.html