Nursing Home Residents and Incontinence

At least 1 in 3 eldercare residents experience some degree of incontinence, according to national nursing home survey statistics from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

If not managed properly, it can cause even bigger problems, such as skin breakdown, subsequent infection or increased fall risk.

Investigating the cause of incontinence for each resident and diagnosing the type is necessary to determine if the incontinence is treatable and reversible, experts note.