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The European voice for informal carers

Call to Action for person-centred daily continence care

August 2019 : Eurocarers, together with AGE-Platform Europe, Alzheimer Europe and the European Institute of Women’s Health calls on those responsible for the provision of care across the EU – at local, regional, national and EU level – to take action to put in place the necessary person-centred care provisions that can help manage incontinence and prevent the potential consequences of suboptimal care, supporting quality of life and making the best possible use of existing budgets and care resources.

While the importance of prevention – taking a life-long approach – and cure of incontinence is recognised, underlined and advocated by the organisations above, this Call to Action deliberately focuses on daily continence care as the area where those that are currently living with the condition need the most support. The biggest gains in quality of life for the individuals concerned and efficiency in the use of scarce health, social and long-term care resources can currently be achieved in this context. In addition, appropriate continence care, making use of the right products, adapted to individual needs can make substantial contributions to sustainable environments.

This call to action was developed during a round table of patient and civil society organisations with an interest in the topic of daily continence care, which has been facilitated by Essity Hygiene and Health AB.

Read our recommendations here: Call to Action for Person Centered Daily Continence Care Provisions-19082019

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