Today's Caregiver magazine webinar to address main reason for long term care placement-Incontinence

28% of Long Term Care placement is due to loved ones living with Incontinence. Join Today’s Caregiver magazine and free webinar on October 5th - "Best Practices: Incontinence Care." Participants will learn hands-on techniques
Sept. 28, 2011 - PRLog -- Today’s Caregiver magazine, the nation’s leading magazine for family and professional caregivers since 1995, announced today that it has teamed up with leading incontinence care expert Michelle Mongillo, RN, MSN to host a webinar on incontinence care for family and professional caregivers. The Best Practices: Incontinence care webinar will be held on October 5th, 2011 at 2:30 Eastern time.

As many as 13 million people in the United States are dealing with incontinence.   Contrary to popular belief, incontinence is not a normal sign of aging; it may actually be a symptom of other problems such as nerve disorders, loss of sensation and weakening muscles and can also occur due to medications or surgery.  Incontinence is often the leading reason for nursing home placement with approximately one half of all residents being incontinent.  These concerns have been amplified by the results of a Today’s Caregiver magazine and Healthcare Concerns survey of family caregivers.  Other major healthcare concerns include Alzheimer’s disease - 37.8%, Depression - 30%, Cancer - 26% Parkinson’s - 19.4%.  

The Best Practices: Incontinence Care webinar’s expert speaker is Michele Mongillo, RN, MSN. Michelle is the Clinical Director for First Quality Products. She has over 20 years of nursing experience in a variety of settings including acute care, head/spinal cord injury rehabilitation and long-term care.  Michele has held a variety of roles in Long-Term care including Director of Nursing and Regional Nurse.

What attendees to this complimentary webinar will learn includes:
•   Techniques for managing incontinence at home  
•   Navigating the options to find what works for your family
•   How to reduce the frequency of incontinence episodes
•   How you can get a better night’s sleep
•   Tips for dealing with incontinence and dementia
•   How to choose incontinence products
•   Recognizing the signs that your loved one is hiding incontinence

Who should attend?
•   Caregivers caring for a loved one living with incontinence
•   Caregivers of loved one with early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or other dementias
•   Caregivers considering nursing home placement due to incontinence
•   Long distance caregivers whose loved ones are dealing with incontinence
•   Any caregivers who want to understand more about incontinence solutions

To register for this complimentary webinar, go to and click on the Incontinence webinar banner.

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