Falls and continence - Stay On Your Feet
Why is continence a risk factor?
|Problems with bowel and bladder control can impact on an older person's ability to stay active, healthy and independent. Incontinence, urinary frequency and assisted toileting have been identified as falls risk factors for residents in residential aged care facilities.|
- Continence assessment by a continence advisor or continence physiotherapist
Who can help older people with incontinence?
- Continence advisor
- Continence physiotherapist
- Continence assessment
Research on continence
- Falls rates need to fall further - Continence Foundation of Australia article
- Continence tools for residential aged care - information to assist in the prevention and management of bladder and bowel problems - National Continence Program, Dept. of Health and Ageing.
Resources related to continence
- National Continence Management Strategy
- Continence Foundation of Australia
- The National Public Toilet Map
- Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing - Continence
- Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing - Bladder & Bowel
Last updated: 18 July 2012