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Reader Story: Catheter Self-Management


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

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…

Advice: Wet Area Bathrooms

Convenient, easy to clean, and space saving: what’s not to like about wet area bathrooms? Wet areas should be designed to be safe, accessible, comfortable and convenient for users –…


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…

Continence: Helping Those with Dementia Find the Toilet at Night

Continence nurse, Andrea Lord, gives practical tips and ideas to help those experiencing confusion find the toilet in the wee hours! Question: My dad, who has dementia, has forgotten how…


Accessible bathrooms around New Zealand

If you or someone you support needs a nearby and / or accessible bathroom while you’re out and about, or if you’re planning a trip to an unfamiliar region nationwide,…