- Contacts and locations
- A to Z information and resources
- Accommodation Services
- Centre for Disability Health
- Continence Resource Centre
Dignity in Care Principles
- Zero tolerance of all forms of abuse - principle 1
- Support with respect - principle 2
- Personalised care - principle 3
- Enable people to maintain independence - principle 4
- Listen to and support people to express their needs and wants - principle 5
- Respect people's privacy - principle 6
- Receive complaints without retribution - principle 7
- Engage with family members and carers - principle 8
- Confidence and positive self-esteem - principle 9
- Alleviate people’s loneliness and isolation - principle 10
- Independent Living Centre
- Publications and resources
Safe work instructions
- Rolling and repositioning a person
- Use of a slide sheet - moving a person side-to-side
- Use of a slide sheet - moving a person up a bed
- Bed to shower trolley transfer
- Use of a ceiling hoist to lift a person from bed to chair
- Use of a portable hoist to lift a person from bed to wheelchair or chair
- Assisting a person to shower using mobile shower chair
- Lie to sit transfer
- Use of a wheelchair
- Repositioning a person in a wheelchair
- Use of a stand lifter
- Performing a stand transfer with a person
- Assisting a person to walk
- Assisting a person from the floor with aid of chairs
- Use of a portable hoist to lift a person from the floor
- Assisting a person into a vehicle
Continence Resource Centre
The Continence Resource Centre (CRC) is a state-wide continence information and advisory service located at the Independent Living Centre (ILC).
There are many different causes of incontinence, and much can be done to improve or cure incontinence problems.
Continence Resource Centre services
The Centre is staffed by a registered nurse who provides information and advice on bladder and bowel problems. Our services include:
- information and advice on continence management and services
- a product display including toileting equipment and adaptive clothing
- fact sheets, brochures, videos, CDs and books
- health promotion activities
- education sessions and seminars.
We also promote activities such as Continence Awareness Week each August.
Information and services are available to all community members, including people with disabilities, carers, their families and health professionals. Equipment and products to help with continence can be seen in the online catalogue.
- Independent Living Centre equipment catalogue (opens a new web site)
The Continence Resource Centre is affiliated with the Continence Foundation of Australia that provides information, research, project support and literature for distribution in the community.
- Continence Foundation of Australia (opens a new web site)
Contacting Continence Resource Centre staff
You will need to book an appointment to make sure the registered nurse is available when you visit.
You can also phone or email us for individualised advice. A health professional will answer your questions and can send information to you by email, post or fax.
Phone: 1300 885 886 (SA/NT callers only)
Fax: +61 8 8266 5263
Continence Resource Centre
(located within the Independent Living Centre)
11 Blacks Road
Gilles Plains SA 5086
Opening hours: 9.00 am to 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday (by appointment only)
Phone the National Continence Helpline (opens a new web site) on 1800 33 00 66.