What is the Continence Program?
The Continence Program has been established to promote, restore and maintain continence in children and young people with a disability. The aim of the continence program is to enhance the independence and quality of life of children and adults who have a disability and continence issues.
Continence Support Services works with Continence Nurses employed through the
Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), Peninsula Health and Monash Children’s Services.
The Program Provides:
- Comprehensive continence assessment
- Individualised management plans
- On-going access to a continence nurse for support and advice
- Funding to meet the costs of disposable continence aids
- Product advice and samples
- Referral to other funding organisations where appropriate
- On-going education for children, families, carers and schools
Who is eligible for the Continence Program?
Children aged 5 - 15 years with the following disabilities who meet the requirements of the
Disability Act 2006 are eligible for the Continence Program:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Neurological impairment
- Acquired Brain Injury
To be eligible for MOIRA’s Continence Support Services, the individual and his or her family/carers
need to reside in one of the following local government areas: Port Phillip, Stonnington, Kingston,
Bayside or Glen Eira.
For more information or to apply for the Continence Program please
complete the Case Management enquiry form.