Catheter Change and Care

Cshutterstock_116979886 copyA urinary catheter is a small, flexible tube that can be inserted through the urethra and into the bladder, allowing urine to drain. The urethra is the tube that carries urine outside the body from the bladder.A urinary catheter may be used for someone who is unable to urinate or who has difficulty moving and getting to the bathroom. It is also used to collect a urine sample from someone who is very ill or unable to provide a clean-catch urine specimen. Catheterization reduces the risk that the sample will be contaminated.If you or a loved one has a condition in which you need a urinary catheter at home, the professional team at Olive Home Health Care will help you use it safely and effectively.

Our knowledgable and compassionate staff can help with:

  • Proper hygiene and catheter care
  • Teaching self care skills
  • Monitoring your catheter to help prevent complications or infections
  • Working with your doctor to monitor your condition
  • Providing comfort and support while respecting your privacy and dignity