“As a caregiver, I make all the meals at home.”
– A caregiver from Thunder Bay, ON“I had no idea that incontinence was something that could be treated.”
– A caregiver from Oshawa, ON
This module focuses on two distinct topics to review ‘ins and outs’: nutrition and bladder health. After a brief introduction to each topic, along with the associated learning outcomes, the module will address the topic of nutrition first, followed by bladder health.
As a caregiver for a senior living with frailty, you are often responsible for planning and preparing meals for another person. Older adults have high rates of nutrition risk and ensuring that the meals you make are nutritious can be challenging.
You may have questions about nutrition, such as:
Good nutrition is defined as the act of eating a variety of foods necessary for health and growth.
Poor nutrition (malnutrition) is defined as a lack of intake of food or nutrients, leading to poor health.
Dehydration is a condition that occurs when the body does not have enough water to function properly. It occurs when a person drinks less fluid than the amount of fluid they naturally lose each day.”
Contrary to popular belief, urinary incontinence is not part of the normal process of aging! It is often a symptom of an underlying health issue. Urinary incontinence is defined as loss of bladder control causing leaking of urine. It can be a challenge when you’re caring for a person with bladder health issues.
You may have questions about bladder health, such as:
By the end of this module you will be able to:
Did you know?
There are so many benefits of good nutrition:
Did you know?
Urinary incontinence can occur in people of all ages. It can cause: