The Continence Foundation of Australia has released new web resources and information on incontinence management for people with disability and low literacy.

The resources include fact sheets on key topics related to incontinence management, and videos and information for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants and planners.

The videos help participants and their carers, as well as NDIS planners and Local Area Coordinators, to consider continence needs and requirements when formulating NDIS plans.

The videos for NDIS planners, Local Area Coordinators and other service providers cover topic areas such as what is incontinence, the importance of continence assessments, continence products and aids, and discussing incontinence issues as part of the NDIS planning process.

The foundation has also produced easy to understand fact sheets covering four key subjects related to the management and prevention of incontinence:

  • How to have better bladder control
  • How to have better bowel control
  • Pelvic floor muscles exercises
  • Healthy bladder and bowel habits.

The Continence Foundation website has also been optimised for people using assistive technology, and all of the foundation’s YouTube videos are now captioned to increase the accessibility of these resources.

Continence Foundation of Australia chief executive Rowan Cockerell said it was important that disability and aged care workers were aware of these resources for their clients.

She said she hoped these initiatives increased access to information and resources on incontinence, which affects one in four adults in Australia.

The National Continence Helpline is available on 1800 33 00 66.

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  1. Don’t be fooled. “Not for Profit” organisations still make a good profit, or they would not be in the aged care business – particularly Retirement Villages.

    I was always under the impression that the significant monthly ‘fees’ paid by the residents were partially to cover council rates.

    It’s bad enough that people never actually ‘own’ the property which they pay a significant amount for, and then have to pay maintenance fees on top. Why should the rest of the municipality subsidise the lack of council rates by organisations in a money making venture.

    When you think of ‘Not for Profit” think of large church based organisations. Very few of these are financially ‘wanting’.

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