Urinary and faecal incontinence

Incontinence means that urine and/or stool discharge can no longer be controlled.

To support the people affected, catheters and condom urinals can drain the urine, urine bags and urine bottles can collect the urine and incontinence pads can absorb the urine. With the help of specific training, the pelvic floor muscles can be strengthened again and incontinence can be counteracted. Certain accessories enable people affected to look after 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 their job. However, in order to make the daily routine easier, some advice can be followed:

  • do not lift heavy loads over 10 kg
  • Set up a workplace near toilets
  • install handicapped accessible toilets with own wash basin