HELEN IS A 75-YEAR-OLD LONG-TERM CARE (LTC) RESIDENT STRUGGLING WITH UNTREATED OVERACTIVE BLADDER

Long-term care case study, Helen, smiling. Untreated OAB symptoms have major impacts on her daily life.

Not an actual patient.

Impact for untreated OAB symptoms on Helen's daily life in the last 3+ months

  • Fell and was hospitalized before being admitted into an LTC facility
  • Leakage episodes and skin irritation due to daily diapering
  • Frequent nighttime falls trying to get to the restroom
  • Family concerns about more frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Dysphagia impacts her ability to swallow OAB medications
Helen listening intently. She has a list of comorbidities, including prediabetes, hypertension, back pain, and osteoporosis.

Comorbidities

  • Prediabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Back pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Depression
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Helen smiling while being cared for. She has a current list of medications that she takes.

Current medications

  • Metformin
  • Lisinopril
  • Simvastatin
  • Omeprazole
  • Alendronate
  • Venlafaxine
  • Metoprolol
  • Apixaban
  • Tramadol