Hi Rachel: Any chance you have any suggestions in how to get a urine specimen for a resident in memory Care to verify a UTI? She is a resident in one of your Brookdale locations – but in florida. Any suggestions would be sincerely appreciated!

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Hi! Why is it hard to get her UA? Is it because she goes to the bathroom independently whenever she wants to? Or is it because she doesn’t want to use a urine hat? If I know what her concern is, we can figure out a way to help her cooperate. Let me know what you are thinking.

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Rachael Wonderlin has a Master’s in Gerontology and is the author of two published books with Johns Hopkins University Press. She owns Dementia By Day, a dementia care consulting company.

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