Because incontinence is one of the most common problems encountered in the home care setting, home care agencies are beginning to recognize the importance of having s continence care program, and the need for advance practice nurses (APNs) to assume roles as continesnce care nurses (CCNs) is increasing. Through a comprehensive continence care program, incontinence is curable and easy to treat. This article describes the role of the APN as a CCN, and provides a description of the assessment and therapeutic management of the vario us types of urinary incontinence, focusing on the elderly patient in the home care setting

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