Continence Care Management
Whether you are a professional or family caregiver in a private home or non-institutional, communal care setting, it is important to be equipped with the neccessary toolset for providing continence care. Even with the most basic understanding of incontinence, caregivers should be able to recognize the symptoms and severity of incontinence, safely manage toileting needs and limitations, understand the requirements of skin care and knowledgably select appropriate absorbent products.
In many cases, individuals with UI need to manage their urine leakage by using certain specially-designed products. The most extensive directory of products and services for incontinence is published by the National Association for Continence. The Resource Guide contains objective, helpful information for identifying absorbent product options with respect to design and other key purchasing characteristics.
For those people whose incontinence cannot be cured or for those who are awaiting treatment, there are a number of devices to help manage incontinence. Read more about different types of products in the Find a Product section.
- Absorbent Products
- Pelvic Organ Support Devices
- External Collection Systems
- Penile Compression Devices
Much can be done to prevent and minimize incontinence – even for elderly people with major physical or mental limitations. For some people, the problem may not be eliminated, but most of its hygienic and socially disruptive aspects can be managed.