Urinary catheters are used to drain the bladder. Your physician may recommend that you use a catheter if you have: Urinary incontinence (leaking urine or being unable to control when you urinate) Urinary retention (being unable to empty your bladder when you need to.
In urology, a Foley catheter is a flexible tube which a clinician passes through the urethra and into the bladder to drain urine. It is the most common type of indwelling urinary catheter.
A suprapubic cystostomy or suprapubic catheter is a surgically created connection between the urinary bladder and the skin used to drain urine from the bladder in individuals with obstruction of normal urinary flow.
*our agency is able to refer you to your local regional center and we can recommend your primary physician submit prior authorization or referrals to ensure patients receive a proper assessment and evaluation for any of the following programs:
Occupational therapy (OT) treatment focuses on helping people with a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives. OT can help kids/ adults with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.
Physical therapy (PT) is care that aims to ease pain and help you function, move, and live better. Physical therapy can teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits. PTs examine each individual and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability.
assess speech, language, cognitive–communication, and oral/feeding/swallowing skills to identify types of communication problems (articulation; fluency; voice; receptive and expressive language disorders, etc.) and the best way to treat them.
Medical Social Worker:
Social workers provide patient education on treatment options and help coordinate services needed after discharge, such as medical equipment. Medical social workers also arrange grief counseling or other mental health services for patients
Medical social workers address the emotional, social and financial needs that frequently accompany health care issues. They serve as case managers, counselors and advocates, providing patients and families with the nonmedical support needed to deal with acute, chronic and terminal conditions. Medical social workers also provide referrals to health care resources and help locate financial and legal assistance in the community.
Nutritional counseling is a type of assessment made which analyzes various health needs in regard to diet and exercise. A nutritional counselor helps people to set achievable health goals and teaches various ways of maintaining these goals throughout their lifetime.