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 Regional Continence Home Visits

 
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Improving your bladder and bowel control can improve your quality of life. Many people believe that the only treatment options are medication or surgery, but there are other treatment options that can improve your ability to be continent and enhance your overall well-being, and Trillium Health Partners is pleased to be able to offer these options to you in your home.

Who We Help

This service is appropriate for adults 18 years of age and older who are experiencing:

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Urinary frequency day or night
  • Problems with bowel control
  • Frequent urinary tract infections
  • Difficulties learning how to use or care for a urinary catheter

And who

  • Find it challenging to access a Continence Clinic
  • Are moderately to severely frail
  • Are interested or have caregiver(s) who are interested and able to work on simple continence management strategies
  • Live within the Mississauga Halton area

Contact Information

Phone: 416-521-4090 OR toll free 1-888-271-2742

Referrals

A doctor or nurse practitioner referral is required. Or please talk to your Mississauga Halton Home and Community Care Case manager about making a referral for a Continence Home Visit.

​Seniors Services Referral Form

Resources for Patients & Their Families

What to Expect During Your Home Visit

Your first visit will last about 1.5 hours. Follow up visits, if needed, will be about 30 minutes. During a Continence Home Visit, the client together with their caregiver will be assessed by a Nurse Continence Advisor who is a registered nurse with advanced education and training in continence care.

Clients and/or caregiver(s) will be asked for information about client’s bladder and/or bowel problem. An ultrasound test to measure urine volumes and/or physical exam may be needed. These will be done at the time of the visit.

Client/Caregiver education is a key part of this program. During the visit(s), the nurse will talk to you/your caregiver about treatment options which may include:

  • Learning about the causes of your problem
  • Changing eating and/or drinking habits
  • Improving bowel or bladder emptying
  • Promoted voiding
  • Incontinence product use
  • Looking at factors related to your risk of falls

How to Prepare for Your Home Visit

  • Please move pets to a room with a door that closes.
  • Let us know if any other people will be at home during the visit.
  • Please note, staff are not permitted to accept food/drinks.
  • Let us know if you or other people in the home are feeling feverish, had shakes or chills in the last 24 hours or are experiencing vomiting and/or diarrhea.
  • If you or someone in the home smokes, please refrain from smoking during visit.
  • If there are any cultural or faith traditions that should be respected during the visit, please let us know.

What You Will Need for the Home Visit

Please have available:

  • A clean sample of any incontinent product that you may be using.
  • A list of prescriptions and over the counter medications you are taking