Advice & Support
Does your pad leak?
When it comes to bladder weakness, leakage protection is a high priority. Click through for some handy tips to help prevent leakage, feel secure and get on with life.
Can you receive funding for your incontinence?
If you’re faced with the financial burden of incontinence, there are some ways you can receive funding, both public and private.
Are there different types of incontinence?
Not all incontinence is the same. Incontinence can take many forms and, depending on many factors, it can have different triggers or causes. Here are some of the more frequently occurring forms of urinary incontinence, as well as what causes them.
How can I manage incontinence at home?
Incontinence is a common issue for people of all ages. Whether you happen to be a carer or a person living with incontinence, you can take several steps to manage the problem and help ensure that incontinence does not affect living a normal, happy life.
How can I treat incontinence?
If you are suffering from incontinence and need to use a pad, it is always advisable to change it often in order to keep your skin healthy. Most people suffering from urinary incontinence will need to change their continence pads regularly, about four to six times a day. Here’s a look at when you should change your pad and why.
Why is my skin changing with incontinence?
When you’re struggling with incontinence, good skin care means more than simply cleaning with soap and water. Bladder and bowel leakage can take a major toll on your skin, especially the skin that comes into contact with urine.
Are there any apps that can help me deal with incontinence?
Living in the digital age means there is an app for almost everything these days – including ones that help you manage your urinary incontinence. Here’s our list of five of the best apps out there, from ones that will help you with your bladder control exercises through to ones that will help you find the nearest toilet in an emergency.
Dealing with incontinence
Don’t let incontinence make you feel isolated. With more than 4.8 million Australians dealing with incontinence, there is plenty of help at hand. Here’s how you can seek support.
Do I have incontinence?
Incontinence is not a subject that's often discussed, but it's surprisingly common. There is a myth that only older people can develop incontinence but anyone at any age can be affected by the condition.
A carer’s guide to skin integrity with an incontinent patient
42.5% of people with incontinence suffer some form of skin complication.
10 questions to ask your doctor about incontinence
If you think you have incontinence, here are 10 questions to ask.
Why Skin Care Is So Important
Our skin plays a major role in protecting us from the environment and works as a barrier defending against bacteria and infection.
How can I be intimate with my partner when dealing with incontinence?
Receiving a diagnosis of incontinence can impact so many areas of your emotional, physical and psychological wellbeing – the last thing you need is for it to impact your sexual activities as well.
Don’t let incontinence get you down: How to look after your mental health
Incontinence doesn’t just affect your physical health – it also can harm your emotional health. However, it’s important to remember thousands of Australians are managing this problem and you too can go on living a happy, fulfilled life even if you're living with incontinence.
Five strategies for dealing with incontinence in difficult social situations
People with incontinence often worry about going out for social occasions. Here are five tips on how to be prepared and feel confident.