One of the most integral parts of a catheter system that requires frequent care and maintenance is the urine drainage bag and drainage system. Drainage bag care can be very simple, but it is essential to the overall health and well-being of the catheter system and its user.
A common fear most people experience after a bladder dysfunction diagnosis is will I be able to cath myself? Fortunately, we have an expert is who is willing to share her experience learning to use a catheter. Trudy Triumph is a blog from JoAnne Lake sharing her knowledge and support about neurogenic bladder and bowel. Her goal is to enable other women to release embarrassment and reclaim their lives.
With Medicare’s ever-changing guidelines for coverage and reimbursement, people often have trouble knowing the specifics of what is covered through their Medicare plan. This is particularly evident in continence care products, given the wide variety of catheters available. Whether you need an intermittent catheter, an external catheter, or a Foley catheter, Aeroflow Urology can assist you with all of your continence care needs.
Urinary incontinence, or the involuntary loss of urine, is a common health condition in the United States. According to the National Association for Continence (NAFC), 25 million people in the US experience some form of urinary incontinence every day. Incontinence can occur as a result of urinary tract infections (UTIs), constipation, caffeine consumption, or as a side effect of some medications (such as a diuretic).
According to Whitehouse.gov, “Nearly 1 in 3 American families struggle to afford enough diapers, which can lead to serious health problems”. Not only does this issue affect families with small children, but families with older children with disabilities or disabled adults.
Often someone on a limited income or government assistance struggles with getting diapers for loved ones. The frustration of not being able to buy diapers or running out of pull-ups before the next monthly check puts a burden on a caregiver. Due to the fact this happens frequently and the cost of disposable diapers, briefs, and pull-ups are expensive and unaffordable to those on limited incomes, North Carolina Medicaid implemented a paid diaper service offering diapers to low-income recipients.