Incontinence is a widespread condition to describe involuntary loss of urine from the bladder (Continence Foundation Of Australia, 2020). It prevails in over 4.8 million Australians, making it a very common problem (Friendly Society Private Hospital, 2018).
Incontinence may prove to be an embarrassing topic or evoke painful memories, so sensitivity and consideration of the environment is imperative for carers and health care workers who deal with incontinence. It may affect one’s capacity to go out. It may also affect one’s capacity to remain home. A neurological condition is a common reason that underpins incontinence by affecting the muscles that control continence, the bladder, one’s mobility to get to the toilet in time, etc.
When assessing a client’s incontinence concerns such as symptoms, medical and surgical history and medication, appropriate and professional protocols must be upheld. At My Rehab Team, you can work with trained health professionals to provide solutions to incontinence problems. Our Continence Assessment Tool is a customised based on best practice guidelines to find the best course of action, tailored to the individual. Contact us on 1300 469 734 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Continence Foundation Of Australia. (2020). Understanding Incontinence. https://www.continence.org.au/about-continence/understanding-incontinence Friendly Society Private Hospital. (2018).
- Help Is Available For Incontinence Problems. https://thefriendlies.org.au/2018/07/news/pharmacy/help-is-available-for-incontinence-problems/ Queensland Health. (2021).
- Continence Aids. www.health.qld.gov.au/mass/docs/resources/continence/haccorderformpdf.pdf