When you or someone you love requires continence care in Perth, you can confidently turn to LifeLift, a leading local NDIS support provider.

Understanding the sensitivities surrounding continence care, our compassionate Perth and Bunbury community nurses create relationships based on dignity, trust and genuine connection, to help those they work with feel as comfortable as possible.

When it comes to continence care, we work with people of all ages and, as required, with family members, friends, teachers and other health professionals (like carers or support workers), to deliver outstanding NDIS continence care services. Our mobile community nurses can recommend continence aids and create continence management plans. They can also underake continence assessments, allowing for more insight into the causes behind the incontinence – and how best to manage it.

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Continence care Perth: who needs it?

No matter the age of the person experiencing it or the severity of the condition, urinary and faecal incontinence can have a negative quality of life impact.

Urinary incontinence refers to the involutary or accidental loss of urine (wee) from the bladder and faecal incontinence relates to the involutary or accidental loss from the bowel of faeces (poo) or flatus (wind). Incontinence can vary from a complete loss of control to minor leaks.

While incontinence and toileting issues can be an issue for anyone of any age and physical ability – in fact, 1 in 4 Australians deal with bowel and bladder health issues – some people are at increased risk of experiencing it.

Not everyone with incontinence will require continence care in Perth, but many will and this is sometimes covered under the NDIS.

LifeLift’s continence care & other NDIS supports

 LifeLift’s community nurses are experts in continence care and they are ably supported to nurture the greater wellbeing of NDIS participants in their care by our wider team of allied health professionals.

At LifeLift, we are also home to NDIS registered and AHPRA registered:

NDIS participants we work with generally receive NDIS support for a condition that falls into one of the following categories.

Behavioural

Behavioural conditions can create many issues such as social disconnection, learning disruption, low self esteem, and medical conditions – such as bladder bowel dysfunction (BDD) – and, therefore, need to be addressed. BDD is common in children with autism who hold in urine or faeces due to sensory issues, anxiety or rigidities.

Behavioural conditions LifeLift supports NDIS participants and their families with include autism, ADHD, ODD, mental health issues, brain injury, disability, and dementia.

As well as often requiring continence care, people with behavioural conditions can benefit from other interventions. Thanks to our multi-disciplinary team, we also offer Positive Behaviour Support Services, psychological therapy and counselling services, dietary support, occupational therapy, speech therapy and physiotherapy, as needed.

Emotional

Sometimes emotional or mental health issues – like depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, PTSD etc – become severe enough that they can impact a person’s ability to live fully every day. In these cases, a person may be deemed to have a psychosocial disability.

While it may not be widely known, mental health issues can increase the risk of incontinence due to a number of factors, including confusion, inattention, or disorganised thinking.

Psychosocial disabilities can, of course, present many other challenges. It, for example, may impact a person’s ability to work or attend school, socialise, engage in community activities and sport, and maintain relationships.

At LifeLift, we’re equipped to support NDIS participants manage other obstacles which may arise due to their psychosocial disability. Our mental health occupational therapists, psychologists and counsellors, and Positive Behaviour Support team are all able to help NDIS participants live with greater confidence and less stress, and enhance their social connection and decision making, to name a few.

Physical disability

People with a range of physical disabilities covered by the NDIS can also experience continence issues for a number of reasons. Our continence care nurses in Perth specialise in supporting people with physical disability who experience incontinence to live with more dignity.

LifeLift’s community nurses who deliver our continence care can also help with wound care, general nursing, diabetes care, post-hospital care, respiratory support etc.

Our other services, such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy, can also provide avenues to help these NDIS participants regain body strength, exercise, move with more ease, build muscle, live with less pain, and more.

Our Perth and Bunbury-based mobile therapists can also perform Functional capacity assessments, AT assessments and Home modifications.

Learning disability

Learning disabilities that are serious enough to impact a person’s daily living can arise from conditions such as autism, developmental delay, and Down syndrome. These conditions may also affect continence.

Further to our continence care support in Perth and Bunbury, our wider allied health team is on hand to help NDIS participants living with learning disabilities better cope with other issues related to their disability.

Our experienced speech pathologists can assist with communicating clearly, swallowing safely, understanding others, reading and writing, fluency, and safe eating and drinking.

Our psychological services can support NDIS participants with the emotional challenges that can be caused by learning disabilities, such as frustration and anger, and help build self confidence and reduce anxiety or stress.

Continence Care Perth FAQs

 Q. How much are your continence care Perth services?

 A. LifeLift’s community nursing care specialists are NDIS approved and AHPRA registered. Rates may differ depending on your specific requirements. Please contact us to find out more.

 Q. What is the wait time for your Perth continence care services?

 A. We can arrange continence care within 7 days in Perth and some regional areas.

 Q. Can you help with NDIS funding applications?

 A. Our mobile therapists may be able to assist with information and assessment reports for your funding application. Contact our friendly team for details.

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