Catheter Care at Home by Nurses
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An introduction to urinary catheters
A urinary catheter is a hollow, partially flexible tube inserted into the bladder through the genital opening, in order to collect or drain urine into a bag attached at the other end of the tube.
There are 3 types of urinary catheters and it’s important to know which type you are using so that you can properly care for it. The 3 types of urinary catheters are:
1. Indwelling or Foley Catheters
2. Intermittent or Short-Term Urinary Catheters
3. External or Condom Catheters
Why individuals may need a catheter
- Neurological conditions (e.g. multiple sclerosis and dementia)
- Critical conditions that require accurate urine output monitoring
- Urinary retention or incontinence
- Bladder outlet obstruction
- End-of-life care
- Kidney failure
- Lower urinary tract symptoms
- Bladder calculi
Cost of Catheter Care in Japan
Qualified nurses at Homage can provide holistic care to you and your loved ones. You can save up to 40% with our care packages for multiple sessions too. Get connected with our Care Advisors to find out more.Get a Free Care Consult
Services we offer
We offer services that are covered and not covered by long-term care insurance
- Elderly Care
- Medical Escort
- Home Helpers
- Toilet Assistance
- Meal Assistance
- Bathing Assistance
- Home Care
- Night Care
- Medical Escort
- Cleaning and Tidying Up
- Medication Reminders
- Attendant for Going Out
- IV Drip
- Stoma Care
- Tube Change
- Catheter Care
- Oral Suctioning
- Wound Care
- Dementia Care
- Stroke Care
- Parkinson’s Care
Why Families Prefer Homage
Book flexible care solutions from 1 hour with no ongoing commitment required.
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How does Homage work?
Speak to a Care Advisor
Call us at 0120-044-006 or request a callback from our friendly Care Advisory team. Learn more about our range of services and find out how Homage Care Professionals can help.
Share your care needs with us
Through the free inquiry/consultation session, we take the time to understand your loved one’s health status, care requirements, and additional preferences.
Be matched with a Care Professional
Together we will match you and your loved ones with an exceptional Care Professional. You will receive an email confirmation once we have successfully assigned you a Care Professional.
Your personalised care begins
Look forward to your assigned Care Professional arriving at your doorstep at the start of your scheduled visit appointment.
Receive an update after every visit appointment
You will receive a detailed care report on what happened during the visit, so that you may keep track of the progress of each appointment. Have peace of mind knowing that your loved ones are well taken care of even if you are away.
Top questions about Catheter Care
Where can I engage Homage services in Japan?
Homage provides a wide range of services across Japan. You can engage our services if you are in the following prefectures:
Is a catheter painful?
Catheter insertion may be uncomfortable, but an anaesthetic gel is usually used to reduce any pain. You may also experience slight discomfort while the catheter is in place, but most people get used to it over time.
Can I shower with a catheter?
It is ok to shower with a catheter in. In fact, having a catheter should not change your living habits drastically.
If you are not able to shower, make sure to wash the area where the catheter enters your body at least twice a day to keep it clean. Wash it using downward strokes to prevent infection.
How often should I empty my catheter bag?
Most people are able to change the drainage bags on their own, but if you are worried about proper hygiene or infection, you can also hire a home nurse to help you with it.
How long can you leave a catheter in?
Catheters can usually be left in for 2 to 12 weeks, depending on a variety of factors including the type of catheter, the material it is made of, and the individual’s condition and situation.
However, it is best to follow your doctor’s or nurse’s advice, and be sure to check in with your healthcare team if in doubt.
Can a catheter fall out?
Indwelling urinary catheters do not usually fall out because it is held in place with a small inflated balloon filled with sterile water.
However, if you accidentally pull the catheter out or if the balloon is faulty and deflates, it is important to contact your doctor or nurse immediately and get it re-inserted.
What kind of services can be done for home nursing?
We do a range of home nursing services from wound care, catheter care, oral suctioning, and other nursing procedures based on the 訪問看護指示書 (doctors note) provided by the doctor. For more information, feel free to consult our Care Advisor at 0120-044-006 for free.
What are Homage home care packages?
We have interim to longer-term home care packages with varying care durations so that you and your loved one can find a care package which best fit your needs and preferences. Home care packages can also help save up to 40% for multiple care sessions. Reach out to our Care Advisors at 0120-044-006 for more details.
How fast will I receive catheter care support?
Once you have confirmed that you will like to engage Homage’s home care service, we can match you or your loved one with a suitable Care Professional as fast as within 24-48 hours.
Who are the Homage Care Professionals?
Homage Care Professionals are Japanese (and permanent residents) who are passionate and dedicated to delivering quality elderly care to families and care recipients. 100% local, they are trained caregivers from all walks of life.
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