‘I laughed so hard I wet myself’ – Incontinence: No laughing matter
World Continence Week was 19 – 25 June. Incontinence is a term that describes any accidental or involuntary loss of urine from the bladder (urinary incontinence) or bowel motion, faeces or wind from the bowel (faecal or bowel incontinence).
Incontinence is a widespread condition that ranges in severity from ‘just a small leak’ to complete loss of bladder or bowel control. In fact, over 4.8 million Australians have bladder or bowel control problems for a variety of reasons. Incontinence can be treated and managed. In many cases it can also be cured.
If you have any patients needing support and intervention with Continence issues go to the continence foundation.
There is funding available to help! You can apply for funding so that your patient can access some financial support to purchase continence aids.
This form must be completed by a health professional and submitted to the Department of Health.
DID YOU KNOW you can have free continence samples sent to your patients at their home address? The below suppliers will send samples as requested.