A holistic approach takes the whole person into consideration, including diet, exercise, skincare, general lifestyle, and quality of life. In addition, it considers the role of the caregiver, and places emphasis on prevention as well as the proper treatment of continence related conditions.
In a holistic approach, good continence care is a sum of many factors.
When incontinence is well-managed, most people are free to live active, normal lives with a high quality of life. In a socio-economic perspective, it is also more cost-efficient to prevent continence related conditions, rather than to treat often painful conditions.
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Through a holistic approach we aim to improve quality of life for incontinent people by enabling institutions and caregivers to provide the best incontinence care possible.
For Abena, decades of studies in best-practice has resulted in a holistic approach based on three main elements: