In the forthcoming September-October edition of Australian Ageing Agenda magazine we examine how to improve environments for seniors in residential aged care as well education for the full range of facility staff.
A new health campaign targeting women who laugh off bladder leakage as a natural part of ageing is urging seniors and those who care for them to seek help.
Community care workers and family carers are being encouraged to access a suite of free resources providing latest information on prevention and treatment of incontinence.
A new framework puts a stronger focus on psychosocial needs when providing continence support.
A competing duty of care to protect residents and promote their autonomy is among the factors influencing continence management in Australian residential aged care, writes Dr Joan Ostaszkiewicz.
Concerns about core clinical standards in residential aged care were the most common complaints to the new Aged Care Complaints Commissioner in the first half of 2016, new figures show.
New materials will support community care workers in overcoming communication and cultural barriers when discussing continence issues with ethnic communities.
Australia is at the forefront of an international research effort to develop validated assessment tools for use with older Indigenous Australians.
Incontinence cost the aged and health systems $1.6 billion in 2008/09, according to a new AIHW report, which shows residential aged care accounts for the vast majority of the expenditure.
The Australian Physiotherapy Association is calling on the commonwealth government to introduce a specific Medicare item for continence physiotherapy.
A new report from AIHW show that more than 315,000 Australians live with severe incontinence and require help managing their bladder or bowel.
The Continence Foundation of Australia has developed a new online exchange for medical professionals about best practice in continence management along with a new support forum for Australians living with continence issues.
Research backs Australia’s high tech invention, which aims to vastly improve continence care.
Minister Butler has just announced a new National Continence Program will be established to improve the quality of life of the four million Australians who live with condition.