NDIS Spotlight: Do you need a Continence Therapeutic Plan? 

Continence is often a topic that arises when participants are developing their NDIS plans. If your continence issues are due to your disability, your continence products and aids should be supplied through your NDIS plan.

A Continence Therapeutic Plan needs to be developed by a continence nurse specialist. The plan aims to help participants optimise their bladder and/or bowel function and maximise their independence to complete everyday tasks, such as work, study, volunteering and childhood play.

A Continence Nurse Specialist will work with you to develop a therapeutic plan that suits your needs, such as learning how to use the toilet independently, gaining night time control and developing strategies to help with challenging behaviours around toileting. The continence clinician will help you choose appropriate products and teach you how to use equipment to manage your bladder and bowel needs.

Am I eligible for the NDIS? 

Firstly, it is important to establish if you are eligible for the NDIS. Potential participants must meet a number of criteria, including the following:

  1. You usually need support from a person, or equipment to do everyday things for yourself because of an impairment or condition that is permanent.
  2. You are an Australian resident
  3. You are under 65 years old

Please visit www.ndis.org.au for more information about becoming an NDIS participant.

 Do you need a continence plan