Senga will try to answer as many of your Scottish Social Care questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
Can you advise me on a continence issue?
Can you advise me on a continence issue? We do toileting rounds and change residents continence aids, however during a recent inspection we were told this was not correct and should be taking residents to the toilet and not solely rely on the aids.
Toileting rounds was a term used many years ago. We no longer use this term for supporting people with meeting their needs and now advocate individual assessment and care planning.
Not everyone will need to use the bathroom at the same time, and it is important to support independence and maintain continence by accurate assessment and subsequent support.
Please have a look at this publication which may help, Continence – adults with urinary dysfunction.
The Care Inspectorate also released this pocket guide which is useful to refer to and can be kept easily, Remember, Promoting Continence is Everybody’s Business
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Senga Currie is Head of Care Development (Scotland) at QCS, she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a registered mental nurse and registered general nurse for 38 years, working in various areas within the NHS, community nursing, the field of addictions and the private sector. With 21 years of experience working with care homes, starting as a nursing sister and moving into roles of home manager, regional manager, care services manager and regulation manager.
Senga will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
Please note that Senga cannot offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the Care Inspectorate Scotland.