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Incontinence

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This is the inability for a person to maintain control of their bowel or bladder. This could be from a partial loss of control to complete loss control. In a Long-Term Care policy, it would include the inability to perform associated personal hygiene (including caring for catheter or colostomy bag). This is one of the Activities of Daily Living used to trigger benefits in a Long-Term Care Insurance policy.

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This is the inability for a person to maintain control of their bowel or bladder. This could be from a partial loss of control to complete loss control. In a Long-Term Care policy, it would include the inability to perform associated personal hygiene (including caring for catheter or colostomy bag). This is one of the Activities of Daily Living used to trigger benefits in a Long-Term Care Insurance policy.

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