NDIS Spotlight: Does your patient need a Continence Therapeutic Plan? 

Continence is often a topic that arises when participants are developing their NDIS plans. If your patient’s continence issues are due to their disability, their continence products and aids should be supplied through their 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 your patient to develop a therapeutic plan that suits their 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 your patient choose appropriate products and teach them how to use equipment to manage their bladder and bowel needs.

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Is your patient eligible for the NDIS? 

 Potential participants must meet a number of criteria, including the following:

  1. Ongoing support from a person, or equipment to do everyday things for yourself because of an impairment or condition that is permanent
  2. Patient must be an Australian resident
  3. Patient must be under 65 years old

Please visit www.ndis.org.au for more information about NDIS participants criteria.