We Love to Talk About Incontinency!

Hi everyone, I’m Rani, a dedicated Home Nurse with VIVA Mutual. Today, I want to address a topic that’s often brushed under the carpet – incontinence. 

Yes, it can be a bit embarrassing to talk about, but guess what? It’s a normal part of life for many, and we professional Home Nurses at VIVA Mutual are experts at supporting people through it.

Incontinence, the medical term for having less control over your bladder or bowels, can affect people for a variety of reasons. It could be due to age, a medical condition, an injury, or even as a side effect of certain treatments. No matter the cause, it’s important to understand that you’re not alone, and it’s simple to seek help for yourself or someone you support.


Building a Conversation around Incontinence

One of the biggest hurdles with incontinence is starting the conversation. It’s perfectly natural to feel embarrassed, but remember, as healthcare professionals, the VIVA Mutual Home Nursing Team has heard and seen it all. We approach this topic with utmost sensitivity and empathy. When you chat with us, it’s a safe, judgment-free zone. We’re here to listen and to help, not to judge.


Understanding the Impact of Incontinence

Incontinence can impact more than just your physical health; it can affect your mental wellbeing, social life, and confidence. That’s why addressing it is not just about managing a physical symptom; it’s about enhancing your overall quality of life. We understand this at VIVA Mutual, and our support is tailored to cover all these aspects.


Expert Support at Your Fingertips

Our Home Nursing team at VIVA Mutual is well-versed in managing incontinence. Whether it’s finding the right incontinence products, suggesting lifestyle changes, or guiding you through exercises that can help, we’ve got the expertise to assist. And it’s not just about the practical stuff; we’re here to provide emotional support too.


Tailored Solutions for Individual Needs

Everyone’s experience with incontinence is unique. That’s why we offer personalised In Home Nursing plans. We consider factors like the severity of incontinence, underlying causes, and your daily routine. Our goal is to find solutions that fit seamlessly into your life, making incontinence management as cost-effective and hassle-free as possible.


Empathy and Understanding in Every Interaction

At VIVA Mutual, we understand that incontinence can be a sensitive topic, and our respectful, considerate, and supportive approach reflects our deep understanding of this. 

We make sure our conversations and care are on your terms and we respect your wishes around confidentiality and choice of member of our Team that you’d like to support you. When you talk to us, rest assured that your privacy is our top priority. Conversations are confidential, and your dignity is preserved at all times. We believe in creating a trusting relationship where you can feel comfortable discussing anything with us.


The VIVA Difference: Our Holistic Approach to Care

At VIVA Mutual, we take a holistic approach to incontinence care, in fact, in all the supports we deliver. This means we don’t just focus on the physical aspects; we consider your emotional and mental health too. We’re here to support you in leading a full, active life, despite the challenges of incontinence.

Our aim is not just to provide Home Nursing and Disability Support, but to empower you. We teach techniques and strategies that enhance your independence, allowing you to manage incontinence with confidence.


Incontinence and Social Life

We understand that incontinence can make social interactions daunting. If you wish it, part of our support can include helping you navigate social settings comfortably, and ensuring that incontinence doesn’t hold you back from enjoying life.


A Callout to NDIS Support Coordinators!

Hi there NDIS Support Coordinators! Let’s work together to ensure that individuals dealing with incontinence receive the experienced, qualified Home Nursing support they need. With our combined efforts, we can make a significant difference in their lives.


Invitation for a Confidential Chat

So, if you or someone you know is dealing with incontinence, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Whether you want to discuss management options, need some advice, or just want to talk about your experiences, my VIVA Mutual Home Nursing colleagues and I are here for you. Remember, incontinence is a part of life for many, and there’s no shame in talking about it or seeking help.

Together, we can find solutions that work for you, ensuring that incontinence doesn’t stand in the way of living your best life.

If you’d like to learn more, VIVA Mutual’s Support Centre team is always available to share our expertise and experience for the benefit of Support Coordinators, NDIS participants and those who support them. Many of us live with disabilities ourselves and/or have family members with NDIS Plans too, so we know what we’re talking about.

For a confidential chat with one of VIVA Mutual’s understanding and supportive folks, please call 08 8877 8000 or send us an email via admin@vivamutual.org

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