Bowel Management

Participants needing bowel management will be involved in creating and reviewing a personalised plan.

Bowel Management

Bladder and Bowel Management

If you need a comprehensive bladder or bowel management care plan, the skilled and dedicated professionals at Health N Home® can help. We provide a range of services for individuals who struggle with bladder and bowel control to help them manage their incontinence problems and live life without restrictions.

Common Causes of Bladder and Bowel Difficulties

According to the Department of Health and Aged Care, more than 4.8 million Australians have bladder and bowel difficulties. Incontinence can affect people of all ages, genders, and abilities and may be caused by a variety of factors, such as:

  • Weak pelvic floor muscles
  • Nerve damage
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Menopause
  • A prolapsed uterus or bowel
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Dementia
  • Arthritis
  • Intellectual disability
  • Constipation
  • Certain surgical complications

While incontinence problems can feel isolating, they are actually relatively common. Thankfully, bladder and bowel care in Australia is readily accessible, with many treatment options, support services, and government funding schemes available to help you manage your condition.

If you’re struggling with incontinence, Health N Home® can provide the assistance and support you need. If you would like to make an appointment with us, we gladly accept online referrals through our referral form.

Getting a Bowel or Bladder Assessment

At Health N Home®, we understand that everyone’s healthcare needs are different. That’s why we offer holistic continence assessments to help you receive a conclusive diagnosis and an intricate care plan that is tailored to your needs.

Your holistic bladder or bowel assessment will help to identify the cause of your incontinence and determine whether or not you need interventional care to manage your condition. If you do require interventional care, we will create and review an individual bladder or bowel management plan that caters to your precise needs.

Personalised Bladder and Bowel Management Plans

To reduce your risk of complications and help you live a comfortable life, we want to be sure you receive an incontinence management plan that truly works for you. As we develop your personalised plan, we will take great care to make sure you are consulted throughout the entire process.

We will work with you to create a plan that includes any bladder and bowel care methods that are specific to your circumstances while also considering the following:

  • Your diet
  • Your fluid intake
  • Level of physical activity
  • Any medications you take
  • Advising Your Support Team

If you have carers or support workers, we can advise them on how to assist you by providing appropriate information and training to help them care for your needs. Our clinical nurse consultants can advise adults and children with disability as well as parents, guardians, and carers. This will enable you and your support team to remain fully informed on your management plan so you can achieve the best outcome for your bladder and bowel health.

Professional Collaboration

Should you require extra care, we can provide additional referrals to other specialists who may be able to help you manage your incontinence further. We can also work in collaboration with other professionals in your healthcare team to achieve a workable regime together. Specific quotes for continence products can also be supplied to help you allocate any NDIS funding you may receive to meet the needs of your incontinence management plan.

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