Grandma may never need to 'give up her car keys'...

Driverless cars and for those with other handicaps will be a godsend.
When it comes to advancement in car technology, the most amazing and futuristic change at the moment is without doubt driver-less cars. From Google to Mercedes-Benz research, development and the amount of budget shifted towards developing driver-less cars has rocketed in recent years. But one thing rarely mentioned when driver-less cars are being discussed is how the technology may be useful for senior drivers. Seniors may never need to give u their car keys. This alone will help keep them independent and engaged in social activities.

Toyota Sienna designed for easy in and out

Toyota Sienna with auto access seat system for easy in and out
As demonstrated in this video showing the accessibility of the Toyota Sienna, car manufacturers are interested in the senior car market and developing cars that are specifically suited to older drivers.
With that in mind driver-less cars may one day alleviate the fears of many aging drivers in that drivers will be able to keep hold of the keys for years longer than if they drove a standard car. Keeping licenses longer is not only a boost to personal independence but is likely to increase feelings of self-worth and value.

But until that time has come this infographic developed by Bluebird Care explains the best cars for senior drivers as well as disabled drivers. The infographic also includes 20 tips on choosing a car for older or disabled drivers:

Other tools for easier in & out and up & down

Stander mobility products will help a loved be more independent, restore their dignity and help them enjoy life again. You’ll feel good knowing you’ve helped them. There are products to help a person get in and out of car easier, up and down off the toilet, out of an easy chair. A full line of solutions for the car, bathroom, bedroom and living room.

I have personally purchased many Stander products for my mom who lives in an assisted living facility and I am very impressed. What’s more, all Stander products are designed in the U.S. and come with an unconditional 30-day money back guarantee.”

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The Most Absorbent Overnight Incontinence Product You Can Buy

Waking up far too often? 
Waking up Far too Often

When I brought my mother into my home to become her caregiver I quickly began to see one of the biggest challenges with her care. She was waking nightly (sometimes more than once) because her adult diaper was leaking and simply didn’t have the needed absorbency to protect her at night. Not only did this mean I was up during the night resulting in sleep deprivation for me but this problem was taking a toll on her fragile skin due to the fact it was constantly exposed to moisture.

I felt overwhelmed and wondered what I could do to provide my mom with a better incontinence product to deal with her overnight incontinence. I needed the sleep and she certainly needed the comfort. None of the leading brands I tried worked. That’s when I called and talked with the nice ladies at The CareGiver Partnership. They know incontinence products inside and out and will take as much time as needed to help explain things.

When I called, they told me about a new line from Europe they were just introducing to U.S. consumers. I learned incontinence products sold in Europe tend to be much more absorbent than those typically sold in the U.S. She told me the new brand was called Seni and offered to send me samples to try so I could figure out what might work best for my Mom. The samples are free, but they do charge $3.49 for postage.

The Most Absorbent Overnight Incontinence Product You Can Buy
If you are looking for incontinence supplies to help manage overnight incontinence then the Seni Super Plus Brief just may be the answer. This super premium incontinence product is from a line of incontinence supplies which is manufactured by TZMO in Poland. Since 1951, TZMO has been manufacturing personal care products including feminine hygiene, baby diapers and a wide range of disposable medical products. These products can now be found in 80 countries. The makers of Seni understand you or the loved one in your care may need increased absorbency for nighttime use. Here are 3 reasons why this adult diaper might be the right choice for managing overnight incontinence.

Seni Super Plus Briefs have 30% more absorbency compared to the Seni Super Brief. This means they can be used for both severe and overnight incontinence needs. This added absorbency means you can rest easier knowing your loved one is being protected from leaks and accidents. In addition, you are saving money since better absorbency means you will be changing less and not having to wash extra bed clothes.

Seni Super Plus Briefs are available in 4 sizes rather than just 2 from the Depends protection with tabs. The makers of Seni understand fit is crucial for protection. A too small or too large incontinence product will result in less protection. Nearly 80% of leaks occur from the rear buttock area which means the fit needs to be precise. With Seni Super Plus Briefs you can get that “just right” fit to prevent leaks rather than having to settle for a fit which may or may not be right for you.

Seni Super Plus Briefs are part of a complete line of incontinence products. One of the major benefits of using the Seni brand is they offer a full line of incontinence products. This means you won’t have to shop from one line or one store to another. You can find everything you need to help manage your incontinence or for that of your loved one. For instance, you can use a Seni Underpad in conjunction with the Seni Super Plus brief at night for added protection and comfort. Seni also offers their premium washcloths for easy clean up while changing. Seni has a complete line of super premium pull-on underwear with more sizes and absorbency options than the leading brand. Like Seni briefs, they are loaded with the latest features. Plus they offer pads for men and women, underpads for day and night use, shaped pads with panties and samples of 27 different Seni styles, sizes and absorbencies.

Get real help from real people. The Caregiver Partnership - incontinence products experts.
Unlike the big box stores which usually only offer 3 brands of incontinence products, The CareGiver Partnership shops the world to find the best incontinence products - those used by consumers and professionals alike. We offer over 733 choices. Ten times more brands, styles, sizes and absorbencies than even the big box stores. And, we have knowledgeable Product Specialists you can speak with.

However, even when you have an idea of what incontinence products you are looking for it can still be overwhelming. That’s why the free & easy Incontinence Product Finder was developed. It saves you time, money and frustration by making it easy to sort through hundreds of products - fast. The video below explains how it works.


Watch this video about The Incontinence Product Finder

Did you know those buying incontinence products for the first time waste $130 on average in trial and error mode trying to figure out what will work best for them. This is research from the makers of Depend and Poise. The CareGiver Partnership recognizes this and that’s why they provide online tools to help you select the best choice. They also have a team of Product Specialist who are expert on all the products offered and can send you samples ($3.49 each) to try before you buy. Questions? Call them at 1-800-985-1353.






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5 Ways Seni Differs from Other Incontinence Products

5 Ways Seni Differs from Other Incontinence Products
We added a new international product line to our full inventory of incontinence brands.

To further our mission of offering something for everyone who needs help managing bladder or bowel incontinence, The CareGiver Partnership now carries a new, complete line of worldly products.

Seni™ premium products are a welcome addition to our already diverse selection, and we’re excited to offer them to our customers. Already sold in more than 50 countries, Seni will fill a niche in the United States, which is meeting the needs of those looking for performance they can trust.

The complete Seni lineup includes features that set it apart from many other incontinence brands:
1. Super-premium performance. Inside, a dual-layer absorbent core locks in moisture, distributes it for a drier feeling and helps prevent odors. Outside, cloth-like material keeps Seni quiet and discreet. The Seni brief’s three leakage protection features — side gathers, leg cuffs and a stretch elastic waistband — allow the wearer to confidently get on with life. Seni pads for women and guards for men feature side gathers, an anatomical shape and wide adhesive strip.

2. More sizes and absorbencies. More than 80 percent of leaks occur in the rear/buttocks area due to gaps caused by an ill fit. For an incontinence product to work well, it must fit precisely. That’s why Seni briefs come in a full range of four to six sizes in two absorbencies — more than even the leading brand — and are adjustable for a just-right fit.

3. Double wetness indicator. Timing is everything. Knowing when it’s time to dispose of a product saves the money and waste associated with changing too early, and the risk of compromised skin health when changed too late.

4. Safe for sensitive skin. Seni uses breathable materials that allow vapors to go through, helping to keep skin dry, comfortable and healthy. Seni products contain no natural rubber latex.

5. Imported from Torun, one of the oldest cities in Poland. Seni is manufactured by TZMO, which has been manufacturing personal care products in Poland since 1951.

In addition to briefs, pads and guards, we also carry Seni pull-on underwear, underpads for chairs and beds, and washable support pants that can be worn with day- and night-specific pads

Unlike big box stores, which usually offer only about three incontinence brands, The CareGiver Partnership shops the world to find the best products used by professionals and consumers. We currently offer more than 670 choices — easily selected using our unique and private online Incontinence Product Finder tool. We also have a team of expert Product Specialists available by telephone who can send product samples at a cost of $3.49 for shipping and handling.






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About The CareGiver Partnership. The CareGiver Partnership helps caregivers and their loved ones with answers to their caregiving questions, including information about home health care products and supplies, from our Wisconsin-based team of Product Specialists who are all current or former caregivers. The company’s Web site provides the largest online library of resources on subjects most important to caregivers — from arthritis to assisted living, and Parkinson’s to prostate cancer — as well as access to more than 3,000 home care products for incontinence, skin care, mobility, home safety and daily living aids. The CareGiver Partnership was founded in 2004 by Lynn Wilson of Neenah, Wisc. Visit http://www.caregiverpartnership.com to learn more or call 1-800-985-1353.

Seni Incontinence Products Now Imported From Europe

The CareGiver Partnership is now offering
Seni incontinence products from Europe.
A Better Choice of Incontinence Products - Super Premium

Not to long ago, if you or someone you cared about was diagnosed with incontinence your choices as to what to use for incontinence supplies was fairly limited. Most people who were experiencing symptoms of incontinence had to settle for a one size fits all, oversized baby diaper that may or (more often) may not protect against leakage and accidents. Today, there is no need to settle. There are many different choices in incontinence products and adult diapers. A new product line now available in the U.S. is Seni, imported from Europe.

All About Seni

The Caregiver Partnership is now offering Seni incontinence products from Europe. Seni is manufactured by TZMO in Poland. They have been making disposable absorbent personal care products since 1951. Today, this super premium performance line can now be found in 80 countries. TZMO not only offers incontinence supplies but feminine hygiene products, baby diapers and a wide range of disposable medical products.

Mobile Devices are Reshaping e-Care Services in Care Homes

High tech only work is high touch exists in the first place.


High tech only works if high touch exists in the first place

With mobile devices evolving rapidly, they have become a vital tool helping family caregivers provide care to a love one. For example, smartphones are now being used by professionals and family caregivers alike to help improve the monitoring of of seniors to ensure they are safe. In this article, we highlight how mobile devices are and will continue to reshape the current e-care services and how it will help drive future of e-care services.

3 Rules and 4 Products for Managing Incontinence this Summer

Summertime living can be fun and easy. 
Lightweight summer fashions and outdoor events can lead to stress for those with incontinence. Here are some tips for enjoying the summer with confidence.

For men and women managing incontinence, summertime can seem stressful. Between lightweight, skin-baring clothing and an abundance of outdoor activities and events, many worry about little bladder leaks and reaching a bathroom in time. By following these three simple rules and choosing the right incontinence products, summertime living can be fun and easy.

Enter to Win A Special Free Caregiving Package


Enter to Win a Special Free Caregiving Package 
We are giving away up to five hours of caregiving by Visiting Angels® and a case of Depend® absorbent underwear. Enter for a chance to win!

We’re introducing something new and exciting in our sweepstakes this month. In addition to an entire case of premium-quality Depend products, one lucky winner receives up to five free hours of in-home senior care from the professional care network Visiting Angels.

  • One case of Depend pull-on underwear: The winner gets to choose any size of Depend absorbent underwear in the new soft peach color or popular Silhouette style for women. Men get to choose any size of Depend underwear in new neutral gray or the cloth-like Real Fit underwear. This prize is valued at up to $94.99.
  • Up to five hours of caregiving by Visiting Angels: Visiting Angels living assistance services is a national, private duty network of home care agencies. The winner receives up to five hours of in-home care — with a maximum payment of $125 — from skilled elderly-care providers from a licensed, bonded and insured agency. 
For a chance to win, participants need only e-mail info@caregiverpartnership.com or mail a short statement explaining these products would be useful to him or her or a loved one. We will accept entries for this prize through July 31, 2015, and will notify the drawing winner the first week of August. Visit our “Helping You Get On With Life” sweepstakes page for details.


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About The CareGiver Partnership. The CareGiver Partnership helps caregivers and their loved ones with answers to their caregiving questions, including information about home health care products and supplies, from our Wisconsin-based team of Product Specialists who are all current or former caregivers. The company’s Web site provides the largest online library of resources on subjects most important to caregivers — from arthritis to assisted living, and Parkinson’s to prostate cancer — as well as access to more than 3,000 home care products for incontinence, skin care, mobility, home safety and daily living aids. The CareGiver Partnership was founded in 2004 by Lynn Wilson of Neenah, Wisc. Visit http://www.caregiverpartnership.com to learn more or call 1-800-985-1353.