1. The Ontario Caregiver Organization (OCO) exists to support Ontario’s 3.3 million caregivers; ordinary people who provide physical and emotional support to a family member, partner, friend or neighbour. They support caregivers by being their one point of access to information, so they have what they need to be successful in their role.
2. The National Association for Continence provides different avenues so you can start to have an important and meaningful conversation about your experience. You can read in-depth explanations and get straight talk about every type of incontinence condition from medical experts. They may connect you with local physicians who specialize in dealing with this life-altering condition.
3. The Canadian Continence Foundation is a national non-profit registered charity that strives to encourage consumers to seek help from healthcare professionals and provide resources to prevent staying silent. They provide a wealth of information on incontinence, the causes of incontinence, how to manage incontinence and treatment options.
1. 100 Questions & Answers about Overactive Bladder and Urinary Incontinence by Pamela Ellsworth and David A. Gordon (Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2005). This book provides insights from the doctor and patient’s perspectives. It gives practical answers to common questions about incontinence, causes, and treatment options.
2. The Incontinence Solution: Answers for Women of All Ages by Dr. William Parker, Amy Rosenman, and Rachel Parker (Simon and Schuster, 2002). This book provides specifically women with advanced diagnostic tests that enable women to quickly find the most effective treatment, nonsurgical treatments, and information on surgical options featuring new minimally invasive outpatient procedures.
3. Managing Incontinence: A Guide to Living with Loss of Bladder Control by Cheryl B. Gartley (Souvenir Press Ltd, 1988). This book explains how the human urinary system works, shares the experiences of individuals who have learned to live with incontinence, and discusses useful products, devices, and treatments.
1. It can be difficult to start finding the right incontinence products that work for you. Healthwick provides you with the easiest transition into dealing with incontinence through a great selection of products. Healthwick's Free Sample Program entails that you can try up to 5 different samples on any order for free, as long as you pay for shipping. Samples are individually packaged and sealed for sanitation and are the exact same product as sold in full packages.
2. Managing incontinence can be easier with adaptive clothing by Geri Fashions. One will appreciate the ease and comfort that adaptive clothing can offer, such as open back shirts, extra wide slippers and shoes, easy snap pants, and wrap-around skirts and dresses for women. This will allow faster trips to the bathroom and less problems to arise as one moves through the day.
3. Discussion Forums allow you to hear stories of others experiencing the same discomfort as you. You may be struggling with something that someone else has gone through, and thus these forums will allow you to have an outlet to share your journey, and ask for advice when you need it. There are a couple we have found that may be able to help you: StuffThatWorks, Incontinence Resource Center, and the National Association for Continence.