Without the correct care and products, incontinence can lead to social isolation and depression - but the costs associated with dealing with incontinence can also be enormous.
Many people are eligible for Government assistance to help fund the cost of their incontinence products, yet they may not be aware of some of the help and funding they could be entitled to.
This page provides an introduction to the major funding schemes in Australia that may be able to offer you financial assistance to purchase the incontinence products you need. With most schemes there is a need to list the appropriate incontinence aids you require; this usually needs to be completed as part of the assessment process.
If you are currently receiving benefits as part of a community-based assistance program and you need incontinence support but are not receiving the required funding as part of your package you should contact your care support worker and request an upgraded assessment to include incontinence support funding.
In this article we discuss the following schemes (click the name to jump to that scheme):