Many children and adults living with disability can experience bladder and bowel health issues, as well as challenges with toileting. Our PEBBLES Team provide specialist advice and support for incontinence issues.
What is incontinence?
Incontinence is the term used to describe any accidental or involuntary loss of urine (urinary incontinence) or bowel motion, faeces or wind (faecal or bowel incontinence). Both children and adults can experience incontinence due to their disability.
Bed wetting, otherwise known as nocturnal enuresis, is the most talked about and well-known form of children’s incontinence, with 1 in 5 children in Australia wetting the bed. Day wetting can also be a source of concern for parents. While most children will have daytime control of their bladder by age 4, it can sometimes take longer and intervention may be needed to solve the problem.
Our PEBBLES Team provide specialist advice and support for a range of issues including:
- Urinary incontinence
- Faecal incontinence
- Nocturnal enuresis (bed wetting)
- Toilet training
- Other toileting issues
How we can help
Our PEBBLES Team work with individuals, families, education staff and healthcare professionals to provide the best in continence care.
The experienced team of continence nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, dietitians and psychologists help people understand what causes bladder and bowel health issues and how they can be treated.
How we work
PEBBLES clinicians complete a comprehensive assessment of bladder and bowel function, as well as toileting skills, then develop strategies to support each individual’s continence goals.
Our incontinence services for those living with disability are tailored to include:
- Toileting program development and support
- Management options for incontinence
- Prescription of continence aids (e.g. nappies and pads)
- Provision of resources such as charts and social stories
- Parent education and support groups
- Workshops and training opportunities for healthcare professionals
Services can be delivered at home, in schools and in our clinics throughout the wider Perth metropolitan area. We also offer services in Karratha and can arrange regional visits for families living in other remote areas of Western Australia.
Our services can be accessed through a range of funding options. We can help you find out if you’re eligible and provide further information about the options available.
Phone: 1300 865 401 (toll free)
PEBBLES stands for Providing Education on Bladder and Bowel Health, Liaison, Expert Advice and Support.