Stoma Bag Change in Australia

A stoma bag is commonly used to collect waste for individuals with an obstruction to the bladder or bowel. Need help to change a stoma bag? Book a Homage nurse to perform the procedure at home today!

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About Stoma and Stoma Bags

A stoma is an opening on the abdomen that is connected to your digestive or urinary system to allow waste (urine or faeces) to be diverted out of your body. It looks like a small, pinkish, circular piece of flesh that is sewn to your body. It may lie fairly flat to your body or protrude out. Your stoma has no nerve endings so you should feel no pain from it.

A stoma bag, also known as a colostomy bag, is a medical device that fits securely around the stoma. It provides a means for the collection of waste and is made from a breathable material and fixes to the skin using medical grade adhesives. Stomas can be temporary or permanent. Usually, those with obstruction to the bladder or bowel will require a stoma.

Homage nurses can support with stoma bag changes at home in addition to:

Stoma Bag Change Procedure

In order for a Homage nurse to perform a stoma bag change, the below items are required:

  • Stoma wafer: brand, type and size
  • Stoma bag: brand, type and size
  • Stoma adhesive paste, strip or powder (if required)
  • Latex gloves
  • Gauze, wet wipes, tissue and alcohol swabs
  • Skin barrier films
  • Scissors

Cost of Stoma Bag Change Procedure in Australia

We offer flexible pay-as-you-go pricing to ensure you or your loved one receives the care needed. We accept both private and government funding options with no lock-in contract. View Pricing.

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Homage will issue your service invoices to your plan manager. Your plan manager will be responsible for your service payments.

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If you self-manage your HCP, you can use our aged care services. Simply link Homage with your self-managed provider, and you are all set to book our services using your HCP funding.

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Top Questions About Stoma Bag Change

Service FAQ

What's the difference between a stoma and colostomy bag?

A stoma bag is a general term that refers to the bags that collects stool, gas and urine via a stoma. A colostomy bag is a subset of stoma bags, referring to the bag that collects stools and gas from a stoma that is connected to the large intestine.

How long can you leave a stoma bag on for?

Stoma bags are designed to be worn for between three to seven days, under normal circumstances. Changing the bag too frequently can cause skin irritation problems as can leaving the bag on for too long.

Date the tape on the pouch or mark your calendar to remind you when the pouch was last changed. If you feel itching or burning on the skin around the stoma (where the colostomy enters your body), change the pouch promptly. These sensations may be signs of a leak.

How fast will I receive the nursing care service?

Once you have confirmed that you will like to engage Homage’s nursing care service, we can match you or your loved one with a suitable Homage nurse as fast as within 24-48 hours.

Can I use my NDIS funding for Homage services?

You may use your NDIS funds to engage Homage services if:

1) You self-manage your NDIS funds – you may directly book services with us. Homage will issue you the service invoice for you to submit claims.

2) A plan manager manages your NDIS funds – you may connect Homage with your plan manager to facilitate service bookings using your NDIS funds.

We support both private clients and those on government waitlist but require care urgently. Please speak to our Care Advisor today at (03) 6146 0719 if you require care support.

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