Some degree of incontinence frequently comes with becoming older. When incontinence becomes too severe, adult diapers may be the best alternative for your loved one. Unfortunately, just the phrase “adult diapers” is enough to turn anyone off. How can you persuade them that this is a wise decision?
Just like how many have trouble convincing their parent who is refusing memory care, raising the conversation about adult diapers can be difficult.
Reassure them that they are not alone if your parents, grandparents, or other close relatives are having incontinence problems. In fact, there are already 33 million incontinent persons living in America.
The article explores how assisted living in Jackson MS helps your loved one transition to adult diapers, suggesting techniques you can adopt as well.
Change Your Vocabulary
You might need to change your vocabulary when persuading loved ones to use diapers.
The word “diaper” conjures up ideas of someone being a baby, and is often thought to be cumbersome. Therefore, refrain from referring to adult incontinence underpants as diapers. Use words like “adult briefs,” “disposable underpants,” or another word that makes you and your loved ones feel at ease.
Speak to Your Loved One’s Physician
It might often help a lot if the advice is given from a doctor your loved one respects. They could be more willing to at least test it if their doctor advises them to wear some sort of incontinence clothing item.
Gently Notify Them of an Odor
Most likely, your loved one doesn’t care how they smell or how they appear. Tell them politely that they often smell like urine because of their incontinence without being rude. They will not want this to be the case, especially if they go out in public. Tell them that using pull-ups or incontinence pad will help with the odor.
But once more, we must emphasize how carefully this must be handled. You’re not attempting to offend anyone with this. Making someone feel horrible about themselves serves no purpose. That won’t lead to anything productive.
Have Some Samples
Make sure you have some pull-ups, incontinence pads, or whatever you’re referring to on hand so you can demonstrate what you’re talking about to your loved one. The majority of adult pull-ups available now are so thin that they could go undetected when worn. Just an incontinence pad will do for your loved one. Naturally, you’ll want to make sure spares are constantly accessible as needed.
Dispel any falsehoods or lies that you learn about online or that your loved one mentions to allay their concerns. Prepare your facts so you can support your claims and debunk harmful beliefs.
Receive High-Quality Care with Us
Our trained care team offers the greatest caliber of care to individuals who live with us. We are available to help if your loved one requires support with everyday tasks. It’s no trouble to assist them by switching out their adult diapers if that’s what it takes.
Our care team is prepared and eager to provide your loved one with the finest care possible, regardless of their circumstance, as we not only provide independent living services but also assisted living and memory care services.