Create the best outcomes when quality, education and value align.

Continence care is everyone’s business. Caregivers need to know how to provide the best care to improve outcomes. Patients and their families need to know how to manage incontinence with dignity and confidence.

It’s also an expensive business. The cost-effectiveness of care is a critical issue in today’s healthcare environment; as the healthcare dollar continues to shrink, the demand for interventions that produce the best outcomes for the least cost continues to escalate.

That’s why we’ve made it our business to provide the tools and education your facility needs to create a high-quality, dignified patient experience. We work together to help you optimize product use, lower costs, educate caregivers and improve clinical outcomes.

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The Costs of Incontinence

Incontinence presents a significant financial burden to the individual and to society. In the United States, the cost of bladder incontinence among adults in 1995 was estimated at $16.3 billion.1

A majority (50%–75%) of the costs are attributed to resources used for incontinence management or ‘‘routine care’’ such as absorbent pads, protection and laundry.2

To meet the needs of the incontinence resident today, you must provide evidence-based care; document your outcomes and costs; and collaborate with legislators, regulators and other professionals to assure appropriate coverage for care.

Supporting Your Staff

Your caregivers likely spend much of their day managing incontinence. Between purchasing products and paying caregivers, continence management can be one of the largest expenditures in your facility.

It’s time to ask yourself:

  • Do your caregivers understand incontinence?
  • Do they closely monitor their incontinent residents for skin breakdown?
  • Do they apply the right, correctly-sized products?
  • Have they taken part in a rigorous, standardized training program?
  • Do they have access to reporting, analytics and experts to help them understand the data?


Our Continence Management Program helps answer all your questions.

Continence Management Program

Our comprehensive, easy-to-implement program helps caregivers work through the challenges of managing incontinence. From online education to product sizing tools, we go beyond briefs to help you maintain resident comfort and improve outcomes.

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Citations

1 Wilson L, Brown J, Park G, et al: Annual costs of urinary incontinence, Obstet Gynecol 98:398-406, 2001.
2 Subak LL, Brubaker L, Chai TC, Creasman JM, Diokno AC, Goode PS, et al. High costs of urinary incontinence among women electing surgery to treat stress incontinence. Obstet Gynecol 111(4):899–907. 2008

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Learn how to spot Moisture-Associated Skin Damage (MASD).

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How to develop a successful continence program with a systems approach (1.50 CE).

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Let’s review Tag F315, CMS Guidelines for Incontinence and Catheter Care (1.00 CE).

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