"The Incontinence service sorted out problems"

About: Locala Community Partnerships CIC / Continence advisory service

(as a carer),

My husband, who has vascular dementia, suffers from incontinence. I was having great difficulty with the basic pads which were supplied to him, ie. leakage, difficulty in keeping them in place, etc. This led to great distress to him and lots of extra washing for me. I was put in touch with the Incontinence Service, who sorted out the problem, got him some all in one pants with better fastening and more absorbency and this has solved the problems. They also kept in touch with me throughout and I could also ring them if I had a problem and still can.

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Response from Jane Appleyard, Continence Specialist Physiotherapist, Continence Advisory Service, Locala Community Partnerships

Thankyou for your post

I am delighted that you have found the advice we gave you helpful. It is very difficult being a carer for a close relative and continence issues put on extra pressure and increase your workload.

There are lots of different pads available and it is very important that individuals have an assessment for their specific needs.We work alongside our district nurse colleagues and aim to deliver good quality continence assessments. We are available to discuss any concerns people may have about their pads and can advise on how to use them effectively.

I hope you find our ongoing support helpful.

Very best wishes

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