Continence - Aged Care Quality Standard 3

Continence - Aged Care Quality Standard 3

Employ a more personable and respectful support system for individuals who suffer from incontinence

Aged Care Learning Solutions
Updated Jul 22, 2024

What you'll learn

  • State the incidence and impact of continence issues for older people
  • Explain myths and facts about incontinence
  • Describe the continence care cycle
  • List urinary incontinence causes and risk factors
  • Describe how continence and hydration are inter-related
  • List bowel incontinence causes and risk factors
  • Detail the issues for older people living with dementia and incontinence
  • Discuss and apply continence support strategies
Course Description

This course covers the following:

  • Bladder continence management
  • Bowel continence management
  • Dementia and continence care

Business Objectives

Incontinence is often one of the deal breakers for people to move to residential aged care. This learning activity looks at common causes of incontinence and a range of strategies to support the persons’ independence and reduce the impact of incontinence in their daily lives. A person centred approach to assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating continence is presented to the learner. Continence aligns to Standard 3 of the Aged Care Quality Standards.



This learning activity is for Aged Care workers