Physiotherapists can play an important role in incontinence management and education.
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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.
The Continence Foundation of Australia has released new web resources and information on incontinence management for people with disability and low literacy.
Resources targeting aged care workers and family carers of older people are among those being promoted by the Continence Foundation of Australia as it marks World Continence Week 20-26 June.
Dr Joan Ostaszkiewicz questions whether padding incontinence at night is really the best we can do for people living in residential aged care.
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.
Aged care provider, Southern Cross Care (NSW & ACT) is leading the way with sustainable waste practices, having just partnered with recycling company, Relivit, to recycle its incontinence pad waste.
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.
The July-August issue of Australian Ageing Agenda’s magazine is out now, available via subscription and at a range of upcoming conferences around the country.