It's also important to know the symptoms of bladder infections, just in case the prevention doesn't work.
The most common bladder infection symptoms are pain in the lower abdomen, cloudy or reddish urine, and a burning sensation when peeing.
Many people also feel the urge to urinate more often.
It is easy to mistake bladder infections in the elderly for incontinence, so be aware that elderly people are prone to bladder infection, particularly elderly men.
If an elderly person in your care suddenly becomes incontinent, has a fever, or becomes confused, it could be a sign of a bladder infection, and should be checked out by a doctor.