Always read a person's care plan and make sure you understand what you need to do to help them. If you don't understand the plan, or the person you support refuses to follow it, talk to your supervisor, as the plan may need to be explained to you or be reviewed.
A continence care plan:
A continence care plan is worked out to meet the needs of each person. Don't use another person's care plan.
When you are supporting the person, you need to:
Sometimes a plan that was working well, suddenly doesn't anymore. Reasons for this can include:
If you don't know the reason why the plan isn't working, or if the person's health or needs have changed, the plan may need to be reviewed by their general practitioner (GP), a continence nurse advisor or other health care professional.
Need more help? Call the National Continence Helpline on 18OO 33 OO 66 and talk to a continence nurse advisor.
This information is not a substitute for independent professional advice.