Continence Care

What is continence care?

Incontinence - loss of bladder control - is a common issue for which you can receive treatment. Symptoms range from leaking urine when coughing, laughing, sneezing or engaging in an activity such as jogging, having a strong and sudden urge to urinate frequently, to having frequent bladder (UTI) infections. People who have difficulty with bowel control or constipation may also benefit from seeing a nurse continence advisor, who can provide education and tools to manage continence.

Receiving care in your home

Saint Elizabeth's staff, with the support of specially trained nurse continence advisors, will assist you with continence issues. This may include learning how to put in and care for a catheter independently.

How we can help

Saint Elizabeth's Nurse Continence Advisors work with individuals who have bladder or bowel problems. These expert nurses develop customized treatment plans and offer ongoing teaching and support to help improve the quality of life for individuals living with bowel and/or bladder incontinence.

Am I covered?

We understand that every client and family has unique care needs. Individual services are available or multiple services can be combined depending on needs. We provide service through private insurance plans; on a fee-for-service basis; and, you can speak to your doctor about how to arrange care through your provincial health plan or local health authority. We are also a recognized provider through Veterans Affairs Canada.

When are services available?

Our services are flexible, convenient and customized to meet your needs and schedule.

Contact us for care

If you or someone you love has long or short-term health care needs, you do have the option of receiving care in your home. For answers to your questions about home care, or to learn more about how Saint Elizabeth can help meet your needs, call 1-855-275-3549 or contact us.

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