When someone you love suffers from male urinary incontinence, you can help him cope with this condition in various ways. Whether it involves providing care for the patient, assisting with his visits to the bathroom, or helping him deal with the feelings of embarrassment or isolation, you can do many things with empathy and compassion for your loved one.
Encourage Him to Use Men’s Liberty
Men’s Liberty is a clinically proven external catheter that will make life easy for your loved one, and at the same time, give you the time to focus on his various needs. This external urinary collection device is completely non-invasive, which means no insertion of tubes in the patient’s body is involved.
Men’s Liberty will cause no dampness or odor, and unlike diapers or pads, it will need to be changed just once in about 24 hours. Skin infection or UTI risks are minimized because it will divert urine away from the patient’s skin and collect it discreetly in a small pouch. The patient will feel confident and independent as Men’s Liberty will remain secure and discreet as long as he is wearing it.
Maintain Frank and Clear Communication
Many times caregivers hesitate to bring up the topic of male urinary incontinence with the patient, but maintaining open communication about it is the best way to deal with the issue. After the initial reluctance, your loved one will get comfortable about discussing his concerns, and in most cases, you will be able to resolve the issues easily for him.
If the patient suffers from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, you will need to be more careful and clear in your communication because he may be struggling with mental confusion. In this case, get familiar with the non-verbal signs of communication he might exhibit when he wants your help or wants to use the bathroom.
Always make him feel that you are available to listen to his problem, and you are fully attentive and ready to help him manage his male urinary incontinence with grace and dignity.
Be Well Prepared at All Times
In addition to engaging and assisting your loved one with their needs, you also need to be prepared for various everyday practical issues related to male UI. For example:
- When you are going out with the patient, be alert about where the bathroom is located so that any stressful situation can be avoided.
- Make sure that the bathroom that your loved one uses at home is designed or adjusted to accommodate his needs.
- Depending on his condition, you should be prepared in advance to manage nighttime urinary incontinence.
- While you should discourage your loved one from drinking excessive fluids at one time and minimize caffeinated beverages, you should also take care that he is not dehydrated. Dehydration can sometimes cause irritation in the bladder, which will only worsen the matters.
Most importantly, handle the male UI problem of your loved one with lots of patience and grace. Studies have shown that the patient’s clinical outcomes might improve if the caregiver is empathetic and diligent.
Order Men’s Liberty for Your Loved One Today!
If your loved one is tired of using leaky diapers, smelly pads, or uncomfortable condom catheters, it is time to quit these traditional products and choose a more effective and dependable solution. Help your loved one start living on his terms again. Order Men’s Liberty by calling us at 888-412-9329 or place your order online.