NorthShore's Incontinence & Caregiving Resources

NorthShore's Incontinence Resource Page for Caregivers and Patients

Incontinence Management Resources

Learn about organizations offering support to individuals managing incontinence and their caregivers. 

Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support (APOPS)
A nonprofit advocacy agency founded to generate awareness of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Provides support and guidance to women via educational materials on their website, live events and an online Facebook support forum.

ContinenceCentral.org
Educating the public on various types of incontinence management products available in the U.S. Helps individuals with information on how to select products for their needs.

Continence Product Advisor
Advice on continence products created by a collaboration between the International Consultation on Incontinence (ICI) and the International Continence Society (ICS). Provides consumers and health care professionals with helpful tips about various products and features.

National Association for Continence
Committed to improving the quality of life for individuals managing incontinence. NAFC's purpose is to be the leading source of education, advocacy and support for patients, caregivers and health care professionals.

The Simon Foundation for Continence
Dedicated to normalizing the topic of incontinence, removing the stigma surrounding incontinence. The Simon Foundation works with health care professionals to provide support to individuals managing incontinence.

Us Too Prostate Cancer Support
Provide support, advocacy and educational materials related to a prostate cancer diagnosis, symptoms and treatment options. Offer men resources to make informed decisions about early detection and follow-up.


Caregiving Resources

We recognize the important role family and/or professional caregivers play in the life of someone managing incontinence. Below is a list of some organizations that offer support and resources.

ALZConnected by Alzheimer's Association
Empower caregivers with resources and information surrounding Alzheimer's and dementia. Offer support groups and help with long-term care planning to better manage the condition. The online community fosters a welcoming dialogue for family caregivers to exchange questions, concerns and advice.

Caregiving.com
Provide support and insight for individuals who care for an aging relative. Blog articles, podcasts and webinars are available.

Caring.com
Specialize in supporting family caregivers to help identify the best senior living options available. Provide families with personalized recommendations for Assisted Living, Memory Care, Home Health and Private/In Home Caregiving Services. Information and guides on Medicare, Geriatric Care and Hospice Support are also available to families caring for loved ones who are elderly.

Home Care Assistance
Assist families in finding a long-term care facility with direct one-on-one care. Home Care Assistance is the nation's largest premium home care provider specializing in 24/7 live-in and hourly care for older adults with Alzheimer's and dementia.


For Patients

Helpful resources and support for those managing chronic bladder and/or bowel-related incontinence. If you are managing incontinence, please seek help from a health care professional.

American Urological Association (AUA)
Help treat conditions of the urological system, including incontinence. The organization and its consumer-friendly website, UrologyHealth.org, provide a range of resources and helpful information, including a Urology Health Line (800-828-7866).

American Urogynecologic Society (AUS)
Represent physicians and other health care professionals who treat women with urologic conditions such as incontinence and pelvic floor disorders. The group works to promote research and clinical training for medical professionals.

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD)
Inform, assist and support people affected by gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. The organization works with patients, families, physicians and other medical professionals to support research and better understand GI disorders and treatment.

NorthShore Bladder Health Page - NorthShore Care Supply
A comprehensive resource page offering articles, food tips and bladder-friendly recipes, products and current treatments to help maintain a healthy bladder. Recommended books and podcasts from experts in the industry are also provided.