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Catheter Care at home

Our Care Professionals are trained in catheter care, supporting you manage your continence with dignity in the comfort of your own home. We offer flexible, practical support for you and your loved ones, with care tailored to you, helping you stay happy at home.

Managing your catheter at home

Our specialist Care Professionals are expertly trained to deliver catheter care at home, supporting your independence and helping you to live well at home, your way.

As catheters can be used on a short-term or long-term basis for a variety of conditions, we can provide flexible support to meet your individual needs to help you manage your catheter care at home. 

Catheter care can:

  • Enhance your independence and support you within your community 
  • Potentially reduce health complications and hospital admissions
  • Assist with catheter care and fluid balance
  • Assist with cleaning and maintenance of equipment and consumables
  • Support with the ordering of stock and storage of deliveries
  • Work with you and your healthcare team when reviewing your care needs.
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What is a catheter?

A catheter, urethral or suprapubic catheter, is a tube that sits in the bladder and drains the urine away from the body into a catheter bag. Catheters can be short term, long term or be intermittent.

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What is Catheter Care?

Catheter care involves ensuring the catheter remains in situ, patentand clean,assistingto reduce the risk of infection. This includes emptying or changing of the catheter bag, sample taking when requested by healthcare professionals and monitoring fluid output.

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Benefits of Catheter Care

Care Professionals are fully trained and deemed competent in your care needs, this helps to reduce the number of infections and the need for hospital admissions. Catheter care is carried out when you need it, not, when it suits others and reduces the risk of complications.

Why choose Catheter Care at home?

Having health care with Home Instead allows you to maintain your independence, routine, and lifestyle so you can live your best life at home. Your Care Professional will be matched to your interests and hobbies so you can build a trusting relationship with them. Home Instead work with you and your clinical team to ensure the best care is delivered to the highest standard ensuring a fully bespoke and tailored care plan is provided.

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