Information for every step of your caring journey!

Information for every step of your caring journey!


Video Series: Managing Bladder + Bowel Needs at Home

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Andrea Lord of the New Zealand Continence Association talks on a range of topics relating to bowel and bladder incontinence. The series covers assessment, choosing products, managing bowel continence at…

Continence: Dry Nights = Happy Nights!

By Andrea Lord Managing continence at home is easier if you use the right bedding. Changing a wet bed in the middle of the night can almost be the last…

Reader Story: Catheter Self-Management

New Plymouth Family Care reader Frank Gaze shares his trials and tribulations of catheter self-management.

Continence: Equipment

If someone in your family has continence needs, equipment is available to help you at home, or when you are out and about. To view continence aids (which can be…


Continence: Bathroom Independence for Disabled Children

It’s not always easy, but persevering to help your disabled child self-manage in the loo is a lifetime gift. By Louise Inglis A holiday wish Managing one’s own toileting is…

An Introduction to Managing Continence Needs at Home

This article is a great place to start if you’re managing your own or someone else’s continence needs at home.  It explains the basics including causes, treatments, continence assessments, tips…

Advice: Continence Assessments

If you are experiencing bowel or bladder incontinence, don’t assume it’s due to ageing. Ask for a continence assessment to discover what’s causing the problem. Perhaps it can be fixed!…