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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Incontinence: The Canadian Perspective

The Canadian Continence Foundation (CCF) publishes a number of resources for Canadian health care consumers and providers on continence-related issues.

This CCF publication entitled, “Incontinence: The Canadian Perspective” prepared by the Cameron Institute outlines all types of continence-related issues including their causes, their burden on health care, their influence on quality of life, and available treatments.

Also of interest within this publication is a section where urinary incontinence is cited as the most common cause of admission to long term care facilities in Canada and the United States at present. Rates of incontinence rise dramatically (9 to 10 times) for elderly residents of long term care facilities compared to community dwelling elderly.

This resource can be accessed by clicking here:

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