Gayle E. Stauffer RN


How to Use a Male Urinal in Bed

To position a male urinal, spread the legs and place the urinal between the legs. If possible, help your loved one sit up in the bed. This makes it easier and more comfortable to use a urinal. Cover your loved one with a sheet or blanket for privacy.

Caregiving: Using Disposable Gloves

Disposable gloves are gloves that you use one time and then throw away. They can protect your health and the health of the person you’re caring for. They help keep germs and infection from spreading to you and to the other person. Use gloves whenever you might touch your loved one’s body fluids, such as saliva, blood…

Caregiving: Using a Bedpan or Urinal

If you are helping a loved one with a bedpan or urinal, try to be relaxed. Helping with a bedpan or urinal can be embarrassing for both of you. This may be especially true if you are caring for someone of the opposite sex. If you are calm and don’t seem embarrassed, the person may feel more comfortable. To help with a…

Piel delgada en adultos mayores

La piel de los adultos más jóvenes es gruesa. A medida que las personas envejecen, la piel se vuelve más delgada. Es más fácil que la piel se desgarre. Esto implica una mayor probabilidad de lesiones, tales como las lesiones por presión. Los adultos mayores también pueden ser más sensibles al frío debido a la piel más…

Caregiving: Adult Underwear for Incontinence

Adult protective underwear may be helpful for a person who has incontinence. A person who has incontinence has trouble controlling urine or stool. This underwear helps absorb urine and catch stool. There are different types of adult protective underwear . A washable kind may be useful when a loved one has trouble with…