What do you need to know about incontinence care

Urinary incontinence is any involuntary leakage of urine. It can be a common and distressing problem which may have a profound impact on quality of life.

  • 20% of people over the age of 75 have problems with incontinence
  • Incontinence can be pathological (linked to a dysfunctional urinary system) or functional in the case of mobility difficulties or neurological problems
  • There are different solutions: surgical intervention, dietary changes, toileting, medication, pelvic muscle exercises as well as the use of absorbent products
  • Protection

    • Products are made to retain urine and keep skin dry over a long period of time
    • The use of protection is complementary to toileting
  • Change

    • Average of two to three changes a day: Morning, afternoon and evening
    • Care plans are individualized for specific and unique needs
  • Toileting

    • Assisting your relative to the bathroom regularly can help improve his/her autonomy and may minimize incontinence episodes

How to apply TENA Protective Underwear on a user standing up:

How to apply a TENA Brief (with side tabs) on a user laying down:

How to use TENA’s incontinence pads for men: