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Continence Resource Centre

Bladder and bowel control problems are common. 4.6 million Australians experience leakage from their bladder and or bowel. People often feel alone and unsure of what they should do.

The Continence Resource Centre is a state-wide continence information and advisory service located at the Independent Living Centre (ILC).The Centre is staffed by registered nurses and continence nurse advisors and provides information and advice on bladder and bowel problems. Services include:

  • information and advice on continence management and services
  • a product display including toileting equipment and adaptive clothing
  • fact sheets, brochures, videos, CDs and books
  • health promotion activities
  • education sessions and seminars.

The centre is affiliated with the Continence Foundation of Australia which provides information, research, project support and literature for distribution in the community.

Make an appointment to get detailed, individualised advice. For bookings:

Phone: 1300 885 886 (SA/NT callers only) Email:continence@sa.gov.au

Continence Resource Centre (located within the Independent Living Centre) 11 Blacks Road Gilles Plains SA 5086

Opening hours: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday (by appointment only)

 

Deloitte Access Economics Report

The economic impact of incontinence in Australia

This report explores the current prevalence and economic impact of incontinence in Australia - and provides an outline of the future projected growth of this burden.

The key findings of the report show that:

  • In 2010, the total financial cost of incontinence (excluding the burden of disease) was estimated to be $42.9 billion
  • This applies to the estimated 4.8 million Australians* currently living with incontinence
  • The prevalence of urinary, faecal and mixed incontinence is estimated to increase to over 6.4 million Australians* by 2030
  • This will increase the financial cost of the issue in terms of health system expenditure, lost earnings, costs of formal and informal care and aids and equipment

*Please note that these figures encompass the general community and residential aged care.

This report highlights the importance of the work being undertaken by the Continence Foundation of Australia and it's many supporters and partners. It also helps guide the strategic direction of the organisation in terms of our priorities over the next few years.  

Want to find out more? Request a hardcopy of the report by mailing your name and address to info@continence.org.au.

Alternatively, download an electronic version of the full report here