Our guide to incontinence. Independence Australia has the health tips, tricks and advice for your unique needs and requirements with incontinence and continence care.
Incontinence Quick Guide
We have taken only the best incontinence health tips and tricks from across our health professional knowledge base to help you manage your unique continence needs.
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Our Wide range of Incontinence Health Articles
Tips for Better Bladder Control
Bladder control is something most people take for granted – until it’s gone. But if your bladder control could be better, it’s important to know you’re not alone. Roughly 33% of people aged 30 to 70 suffer from incontinence issues.
Staying free from Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) are a relatively common but unpleasant problem which affects the bladder and/or kidneys. Symptoms may include; changes in bladder habits, burning pain with urination.
Common Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Problems
Early prostate cancer doesn’t usually cause urinary symptoms. The only way to identify is by digital rectal examination and a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test. I suggest that you speak to your doctor about this.
Pelvic Floor Exercises Pelvic Floor Exercises
If you’re a woman with poor bladder or bowel control – and perhaps you’ve had this problem for some years – the time has never been better to do something about it. While you should talk to someone sooner rather than later, at any life-stage your situation can usually be improved.
Menopause and changes in the bladder
If you’re going through menopause, you might be finding it harder to control your bladder. Loss of bladder control during menopause is a common problem. Throughout this article, we will advise you on tips and tricks to feel more in charge of your bladder control.
What financial assistance is available to help manage the cost of incontinence products?
There are many national and state based funding schemes designed to assist with the costs of incontinence.
1) National Disability Insurance Scheme & Consumable Incontinence products
Supporting eligible Australians with a significant or permanent disability, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is used to help its participants to identify and achieve goals. There are many support categories within the NDIS, including Core Supports which offers the option to purchase NDIS consumables such as incontinence products and aids
2) Continence Aids Payment Scheme
Developed by the Australian Government as a means to assist those with the financial costs associated with severe or permanent incontinence needs.
Other Funding Help For Continence Care
Dependent on your needs, you may be eligible for financial assistance through one of the additional funding schemes available.