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Understanding Ostomy Coverage in British Columbia in 2018

Posted on October 01, 2017 by Nightingale Medical
Aging , Ostomate , Ostomy , Ostomy Adapting , Ostomy Lifestyle , Ostomy Therapy , Positive Ostomy , post-surgical , Stoma

“I have to pay for my Ostomy supplies?” This is one of the most frequent questions I get asked as an ET nurse. How does Ostomy coverage work in the province of British Columbia? As a resident of BC you are eligible for Fair PharmaCare. Exceptions to this are those... [Details]

Urinary Incontinence

Posted on October 01, 2014 by Nightingale Medical
Aging , Continence , Continence Treatment , Incontinence , Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the accidental, involuntary, loss of urine. In Canada, approximately 3.3 million people experience incontinence – that’s more than 10% of the population. This number is expected to increase as the population ages. That being said, the exact number of people living with incontinence is unknown, as it... [Details]

Aging With An Ostomy

Posted on April 01, 2014 by Nightingale Medical
Aging , Ostomate , Ostomy

Although statistics on the number of people with an ostomy are difficult to find, we do know more and more surgeries are being performed on people over the age of 75. In addition, many ostomates are living well into their 90’s. What challenges will aging ostomates face and how can... [Details]