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Allanda Fitting Guides & Videos Now Online!

11.05.2016 | Posted in: Advice, Allanda, Videos | Author: Colin

We have now added fitting guides and videos for most products to our website. These have been designed to help customers who might be using a product for the first time and will ensure that each product is fitted properly and securely.

Product fitting is important to prevent leakage so if you’re not sure then visit our Fitting Guides & Videos pages. You can click on any fitting guide to enlarge it for easier and printing.

Videos to help you understand and manage incontinence effectively

13.04.2015 | Posted in: Incontinence, Incontinence Video, Uncategorized, Videos | Author: Colin

To help customer understand incontinence types and conditions and effectively manage the condition we’ve created a series of video’s about incontinence to help you. These can be found in the “Help and Advice” section of our website, or click here to go straight to our videos page.

Allanda – New Video

07.11.2014 | Posted in: Allanda, News, Videos | Author: Colin

A brief overview of how we can help you manage incontinence.

How a Disposable Incontinence Product Works – New Video

27.09.2012 | Posted in: Advice, Allanda, Disposable Incontinence Pads, Disposable Incontinence Pants, Videos | Author: Colin

In the past we’ve often been asked how Disposable Incontinence products work. As a result we’ve put together a short video which talks about how disposable incontinence products work and their key features. The Video can be viewed on the “About Incontinence” page on our website and is also featured below.

 

Improve your Bottom Line – small changes to help you improve continence

20.07.2012 | Posted in: Advice, Allanda, Incontinence, Videos | Author: Colin

 

We featured a video yesterday from the Continence Foundation of Australia (CFA) and mentioned the advertorial featured on Australian Television.

This feature gives lots of importance advice to help you improve or cure your bladder condition so we thought it was worth featuring as it would be a great starting point to take control and improve your incontinence.

Don’t let Incontinence Hold you Back – Continence Foundation of Australia Key Messages

19.07.2012 | Posted in: Advice, Incontinence, News, Videos | Author: Colin

 

In Australia, the Continence Foundation of Australia (CFA) has launched an innovative nationwide campaign to get the message across to the community at large that continence issues are not a natural part of ageing and can be prevented, cured or better managed.

The 12-month long campaign, Healthy Bladder and Bowel Habits, features a Youtube videoDon’t let incontinence hold you back–  a commercial which aired on two television stations, an advertorial on a daytime chat show, and a series of activities.

Launched during World Continence Week in late-June, the campaign highlights the need for people to make bladder and bowel health a priority, to both manage and prevent continence problems.

CEO of CFA, Barry Cahill, has emphasised the importance of informing older Australians of the facts and dispelling the myths about bowel and bladder control, both in the community and aged care sector.

This, he added, is especially important given the size of the problem in Australia.

Mr Cahill estimated that around 40 per cent of people aged over 75 are affected by incontinence.

“It is one of the biggest health issues within our community, but one we rarely talk about,” Mr Cahill said.

“Millions of Australians are living with incontinence but most people are reluctant to discuss the problem with anyone, including their GP.

“…While it is true that ageing causes changes to the lower urinary tract, this does not necessarily lead to incontinence.

“It is vital to understand and treat the underlying health issues that are causing incontinence.”

Incontinence is one of the principal reasons for entry to a Care Home.

The CFA believes that around 70 per cent of people affected by incontinence do not discuss the issue with anyone, including their GP, while around 60 to 70 per cent of people affected can be cured or better managed.

“Talking about bladder and bowel health and raising awareness of the issue should be the responsibility of all health professionals.

“Understanding incontinence and recognising that it can be prevented, cured or better managed benefits residents and clients in the aged care sector by helping them to regain control.

“Medical professionals are integral in identifying those at risk and asking the right questions so they can refer their patients to appropriate continence services.

“Making bladder and bowel health a part of our everyday conversation will also help to destigmatise the issue in the community, and empower people who are experiencing issues to seek help.”

Management of incontinence has been shown to consume a large part of nursing staff time.

According to CFA, the health issue also impacts a person’s self-esteem, motivation, dignity and independence; lowers a person’s productivity and length of participation in the workforce; and impacts on social and volunteer activity in the community.

Incontinence is more prevalent than asthma – more than 2 million people are incontinent in Australia – anxiety disorders (2.3 million) and arthritis (3.1 million).

In 2010, the total financial cost of incontinence was estimated to be $42.9 billion – or $66.7 billion including the cost of burden of disease; the total productivity loss due to incontinence was $34.1 billion; and the opportunity cost of informal (unpaid) care provided by loved ones to those with incontinence was estimated to be $2.7 billion.

Mr Cahill said that given a quarter of the population lives with continence problems, and the enormous social and financial costs associated with the issue, bladder and bowel health can no longer be ignored by the community, health professionals or governments.

“There are many challenges associated with incontinence and the need to prioritise continued funding into the prevention, treatment and management of this frequently dismissed condition.

“This is particularly important given the projected increase in the prevalence of incontinence – 6.5 million people by 2030 – and the growth of our ageing
population.”

For more information about any of the foundation’s campaign or for a Healthy Bladder and Bowel Habits brochure, go to www.continence.org.au

New Video – How to put on/apply Incontinence Pads and Pants

11.05.2012 | Posted in: Advice, Allanda, Incontinence, Incontinence Pads, Incontinence Pants, Incontinence Products, Incontinence Video, News, Videos | Author: Colin

As part of our ongoing series of videos we’ve just added our latest video – How to apply Incontinence Products. This video covers how to put on the most common types of disposable incontinence products, including Shaped Pads, Lighter Shaped Pads, Men’s Incontinence Pads, Pull up Incontinence Pants, All in One (Slip) Incontinence Pads and Belted All in One Pads. It talks through how the products should be put onto the wearer to avoid risk of leaks and also covers key products features such as wetness indicators.

This video and more can be viewed at any time on our YouTube Channelhttp://www.youtube.com/user/AllAboutIncontinence