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Urinary and faecal incontinence

Incontinence means that urination and/or defecation can no longer be controlled.

To support the affected people, catheters and condom urinals can drain the urine, urine bags and urine bottles can collect the urine, and panty liners and pads can absorb the urine. With the help of certain training, the pelvic floor muscles can be strengthened again and incontinence can be counteracted. Certain accessories enable those affected to care for themselves and not be dependent on the support of nursing staff.

From a degree of disability (GdB) of 50, one is considered severely disabled. The GdB for urinary and faecal incontinence is usually between 10 and 50.

People affected by urinary incontinence can usually continue to do their job. However, a few tips can be followed to make everyday work easier:

  • do not lift heavy loads over 10 kg
  • arrange the workplace near to toilets
  • install handicapped accessible toilets with their own washbasin