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Continence

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The ability to maintain control of bowel and bladder function; or, when unable to maintain control of bowel or bladder function, the ability to perform associated personal hygiene (including caring for catheter or colostomy bag. It is one of the Activities of Daily Living used to trigger benefits in a Long-Term Care Insurance policy.

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The ability to maintain control of bowel and bladder function; or, when unable to maintain control of bowel or bladder function, the ability to perform associated personal hygiene (including caring for catheter or colostomy bag. It is one of the Activities of Daily Living used to trigger benefits in a Long-Term Care Insurance policy.

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