If the person you care for is incontinent, it will be helpful for them to be assessed by your doctor or a continence nurse advisor. Many symptoms can be managed and even resolve to a certain extent.

There are professionals who specialize in incontinence and you can search for one on the Continence Foundation of Australia website. 

These include Continence Nurses, Continence physios, and Urologists. 

The Continence Foundation of Australia and Healthdirect have tips about how to reduce incontinence. These include:

drinking enough water

  • eating a healthy diet
  • maintaining a good body weight
  • being active
  • practicing good toilet habits

Planning

As a carer, you may need to plan ahead to manage incontinence. 

Having enough supplies if you need to assist the person you are caring for to change 

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