Prevalence of Urinary Incontinence: Nursing Home and Home-Bound Patients

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August 17, 2016 (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)

Nursing Home or Home-bound Patients

Urinary and fecal incontinence (UI and FI) account for over 50% of the reasons for admitting patients to skilled nursing facilities [SNF] (1.4 million in nursing homes, but a total of 2.1 million in skilled nursing facilities in the US in 2012, with another almost 3 million patients residing in SNF in the other major westernized nations of the world). Numerous studies have indicated that incontinence is the second highest cost in managing a SNF right behind the cost of food service. The care and treatment of the incontinence of SNF (and home-bound) residents is also responsible for the most injuries caused to the patients and SNF (and home-bound) caretakers alike and are therefore the highest costs for caretaker related injury and workman’s comp claims. Additionally, incontinence is one of the leading factors that leads to pressure ulcers in SNFs that results in serious complications and a quite high mortality rate (equivalent to the mortality rate of many cancers).

Incontinent Insight

The new severe incontinence treatment technology being presented by Precision Medical Devices (PMD) is designed, and expected to optimally treat the severer cases of both urinary and fecal incontinence sufferers with a device that can be implanted in a 15-20 minute same day procedure, which should be sufficiently tolerable for even prospective patients who are in their advanced years and having the effect of substantively reducing or eliminating incontinence in those patients, and by inference, substantively reducing one of the most significant adverse events factors in causing serious pressure ulcers.