What Are the Signs and Symptoms of a UTI? 

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A woman’s risk of developing a urinary tract infection during her lifetime is between 40 and 50%.

Though the risk is lower, men can and do develop these infections as well. The risk of developing another infection increases each time a person suffers and infection. As a family caregiver, you should know that while UTIs are common, they can result in symptoms that are difficult and even dangerous for your aging parent. Being able to recognize the signs and symptoms of such an infection can help you to take the steps to ensure your parent gets the medical care that they needed to overcome this infection and protect their health. 

 

Elderly Care in Coconut Creek FL: Signs and Symptoms Of A UTI

Elderly Care in Coconut Creek FL: Signs and Symptoms Of A UTI

 

 

Some of the signs and symptoms of a UTI include: 

  • Burning when using the restroom 
  • Pain in the pelvis 
  • Increased need to urinate 
  • Urgency when needing to use the restroom 
  • Fever 
  • Chills 
  • Stronger smelling urine 
  • Lethargy 
  • Agitation 
  • Incontinence 
  • Urinary retention 

 

Some symptoms that may not be expected in younger people but are common among elderly adults who are suffering a urinary tract infection include: 

  • Falls 
  • Decreased mobility 
  • Decreased appetite 
  • Symptoms that mimic Alzheimer’s disease or dementia 

 

If your parent is suffering any of these symptoms it is important to get medical attention for them as soon as possible. The doctor can take steps to resolve the infection so it does not worsen and move to the kidneys or other areas of the body, which can be very dangerous for your elderly parent.  

 

How can elderly care help?

Starting home care for your aging parent can be one of the most beneficial decisions that you can make for your aging parent during the course of your caregiver journey with them. As a family caregiver your goal is to ensure that your parent’s individual needs are met, and that they are able to live the highest quality of life possible throughout their later years. Bringing an in-home care provider into your care routine with your parent is a fantastic way to help you reach this goal. Through a set of highly personalized services, this care provider will address your senior’s individual needs and challenges in a way that is best for them. This ensures that they will get everything that they need while also supporting your health, well-being, and ability to manage all other needs in your life as well.  

 

If you or a family member are in need of Elderly Care in Coconut Creek, FL, call the caring professionals at Star Multi Care today at (954) 870-4770.
Providing service in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Weston, Southwest Ranches, Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Lighthouse Point, and Wilton Manors.

 

Source:
Healthline.com
Nichd.nih.gov

 

 

About the author: Stephen Sternbach
Stephen Sternbach has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Star Multi Care Services since 1987. After the sale of the New York and New Jersey operations of Star Multi Care Services, Sternbach brought the company private where he remains President and CEO of this newly developed $22M home healthcare company. With Sternbach at the helm, Star Multi Care Services employs more than 550 employees, in six offices throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York.From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales.1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002.In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies.Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.