Bladder and bowel problems are very common. If you’re having trouble, the Continence Aids Payment Scheme may help.
Did you know more than 5 million Australians over 15 are incontinent? Anyone at any age can develop some form of incontinence. Most problems can be treated, managed or even cured.
If your problem can’t be treated, the Continence Aids Payment Scheme (CAPS) may provide financial help. It’s a yearly payment for people with permanent and severe incontinence. It helps with the cost of products you can use to manage the problem. For example, pads, catheters or bedding protection.
During World Continence Week, the Continence Foundation of Australia is using humour to overcome the stigma of incontinence. There are events, talks and other activities to get people talking. So break down the barriers, get involved and laugh without leaking!
Read more about:
- CAPS and who can get it
- other financial help available on the Continence Foundation of Australia website
- your bladder and bowel health on the Department of Health bladder and bowel website
- how to get involved with World Continence Week on the Laugh Without Leaking website
There’s also a free helpline if you’d like to speak to someone about incontinence. Read about the National Continence Helpline on the Continence Foundation of Australia website.
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