Sunday, January 15, 2023

What is Urinary Incontinence?

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What is urinary incontinence? It’s the involuntary loss of urine, according to the National Association for Continence (NAFC). 

 

Types of incontinence include:

 

1.     Urge incontinence – Also known as an overactive bladder – an urgent need to urinate.

2.     Total incontinence – This can indicate that your sphincter muscle is weakened, resulting in uncontrollable leakage.

3.     Stress incontinence – Occurs when you have increased abdominal pressure that increases pressure from your bladder.

4.     Overflow incontinence – This happens when your bladder doesn’t completely empty when you go to the bathroom.

5.     Functional incontinence – This is caused by other disabilities such as neurological disorders or arthritis. 

6.     Mixed incontinence – This is a person who suffers from more than one type of incontinence, such as stress incontinence plus urge incontinence. 

 

Learn more!

 

Make Plymouth Terrace Senior Living Your Home Away from Home! 

 

For more information about assisted living and the other services we provide, visit us at PlymouthTerrace.net, or contact us here! Plymouth Terrace – “Where our family shares life with your family!” We can help give your family peace of mind. When you’re at home, you’ll know your loved one is taken care of and in good hands. Schedule a tour today!

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Urinary Incontinence Can Happen at Any Age – What You Need to Know!

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Incontinence can happen at any age, but it’s generally more common in seniors. It can be caused by typical aging, lifestyle choices, or a range of health conditions.

The following health issues can cause urinary incontinence in both women and men:

·      Multiple sclerosis

·      Alzheimer’s disease

·      Stroke

·      Parkinson’s disease

·      Constipation

·      Obesity

 

Learn more!

 

Make Plymouth Terrace Senior Living Your Home Away from Home! 

 

For more information about assisted living and the other services we provide, visit us at PlymouthTerrace.net, or contact us here! Plymouth Terrace – “Where our family shares life with your family!” We can help give your family peace of mind. When you’re at home, you’ll know your loved one is taken care of and in good hands. Schedule a tour today!

Thursday, December 15, 2022

What Are the Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

Is your aging loved one capable of preparing meals without assistance? 

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Does your parent know how to effectively communicate with technology? 

 

Knowing that your elderly loved one is capable of performing the instrumental activities of daily living, or IADLs, is important in monitoring their progress or deterioration. 

 

Instrumental Activities of Daily Living

      Cleaning and housekeeping

      Managing money 

      Preparing meals 

      Safe transportation 

      And more

 

There are more instrumental activities of daily living that you can check out here

 

Make Plymouth Terrace Senior Living Your Home Away from Home

 

If you’re unsure about your loved one's ability to perform instrumental activities of daily living, you should consider looking into assisted living in Plymouth.  

 

When your loved one stays at Plymouth Terrace, they will be treated like family. If you want to learn more about what we can do for you, contact or call us today at 734-451-0700 to schedule a visit. 

 

Thursday, December 1, 2022

What Are the Activities of Daily Living?

Is your aging loved one able to dress appropriately for special occasions?  

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Do you feel confident in your parent's ability to get up on their own and move around independently? 

 

Being able to do these activities is important in deciding if your aging loved one is capable of continuing to live independently.

 

Activities of Daily Living 

 

      Bathing and showering 

      Continence

      Dressing

      Mobility

      And more

 

Are your loved ones able to confidently complete these activities without support? Read more about the essential activities of daily living here.

 
Make Plymouth Terrace Senior Living Your Home Away from Home 

 

Plymouth Terrace is here to help provide care for your loved one. We’re a family-owned senior living facility that offers varying levels of care based on your needs.

 

If you’re looking for assisted living in Plymouth, Plymouth Terrace Senior Living is the best place for you! Contact us today to schedule a virtual or in-person tour of our facilities! 

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Staying Safe Before Your Visit

Are you planning to visit your loved one?

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Not sure how to stay safe even after getting the COVID-19 vaccine? 


At Plymouth Terrace, we want to keep your loved ones safe, happy, and healthy. We want you to see your loved one. Here’s how you can stay safe before your next visit: 


Self Evaluation: Check your symptoms daily. If you're feeling under the weather, consider staying home. Regularly testing yourself for COVID keeps those around you safe and allows you to make the best decisions when it comes to travel.


Face Coverings - If you’re feeling unsure about your surroundings, consider wearing a face mask! Wearing a face mask helps reduce your chance of potential exposure to COVID. When you wear a face mask, also reduce the risk of unknowingly spreading the virus. 


Wash Your Hands - Keeping your hands clean is a simple way to reduce your risk of infection. We don’t realize how often we’re touching shared surfaces! Whenever you can, you should wash your hands. Carrying hand sanitizer is another easy way to keep your hands clean while you’re out. 


Learn more about how to stay safe before your next visit here.


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At Plymouth Terrace assisted living in Plymouth, we want to keep your loved ones safe, happy, and healthy. Contact us today to learn more about how we are the right fit for your family member. 


Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Staying in Touch with Your Loved Ones After Vaccination

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Is COVID-19 keeping you from seeing your loved ones?

Are you concerned about risking your health by going out?


At Hillside Terrace, the health and safety of your loved ones are our top priority! 


Ways to Stay in Touch 


Virtual meetups: If face-to-face is what you’re missing, try a virtual meetup with your loved one! Facetime, zoom, and Google Duo allow you to see and talk to your loved one, without the risk!


Visit outdoors- Sometimes there’s no replacement for meeting face-to-face. If you’d rather meet in person than over Zoom, try to meet outdoors! Meeting outdoors decreases the risk of exposure and allows you to spend quality time outside.


Planned events - Before visiting your family member, schedule the visit ahead of time! Planning ahead gives people the time to take necessary safety precautions to be safe before getting together.



Learn more about how to keep your loved ones safe!


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At Plymouth Terrace assisted living in Plymouth, we want to keep your loved ones safe, happy, and healthy. Contact us today to learn more about how we are the right fit for your family. 


Saturday, October 15, 2022

Ask Yourself These Questions When Your Parents Refuse Help

 Are you frustrated that your parent refuses your help?

A Place for Mom suggests that you “ask yourself some of these questions when it comes to your parents’ behavior: 

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Are they acting this way out of habit?

Are they worried about losing their independence?

Are they suffering from depression or anxiety?

Are they confused or do they have dementia?

What are some things they may be fearing?”

Identifying the root causes of your parents’ behavior can help you identify the best way to make positive changes.

Learn more about what to do when parents’ refuse help, here.

Still have unanswered questions? Schedule a tour at Plymouth Terrace Senior Living to get all your questions about assisted living answered by our friendly staff.




What is Urinary Incontinence?

What is urinary incontinence? It’s the involuntary loss of urine, according to the National Association for Continence (NAFC).    Types of...