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Falls and continence - Stay On Your Feet

Why is continence a risk factor?

 Icon showing continence information 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.

What works

  • Continence assessment by a continence advisor or continence physiotherapist

Who can help older people with incontinence?

  • Doctor
  • Pharmacist
  • Continence advisor
  • Continence physiotherapist

Screening tools

  • Continence assessment

Research on continence

Resources related to continence


Last updated: 18 July 2012