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Aust Prescr 2014;37:13 | 3 February 2014 | http://dx.doi.org/10.18773/austprescr.2014.004

The Continence Foundation promotes bladder and bowel health and the management of incontinence. It provides support and information about incontinence products and treatment for men, women and children. Its website has links to:

  • resources to help manage incontinence, such as pelvic floor safe exercises, information on continence aids and financial assistance, bladder/bowel diaries, surgical options, the roles of health professionals including nurses and physiotherapists, a national public toilets map, leaflets designed specifically for indigenous people, and other information for carers and health professionals
  • an online support forum for sharing information and ideas
  • Bridge magazine, free for consumers
  • the Australian Continence Exchange resources for health professionals at www.continencexchange.org.au
  • the Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS), a government payment to help eligible people with permanent and severe incontinence purchase incontinence products from suppliers.

The Foundation is supported by the Department of Health’s National Continence Program.

Contacts

National Continence Helpline 1800 33 00 66 freecall
Mon–Fri 8am–8pm AEST
helpline@continence.org.au
Website www.continence.org.au
Email info@continence.org.au
National office Level 1, 30–32 Sydney Road
Brunswick VIC 3056
Phone (03) 9347 2522