Caregiving for Aging Parents: When Only One Sibling Steps Up to the Plate.

Tips for siblings caring for aging parents. 
Guest Post contributed by Edward Francis and 

With the aging population today, more and more parents end up needing help from their children as they get older. This switch from the earlier life roles can be difficult for both parties. It can also lead to conflict between siblings, as they may have differing opinions on what would be best, or they may not all carry the same share of the load. If you are in a situation where you need to provide care for an aging parent, here are some tips.

7 Things Every Caregiver Should Know About Adult Diaper Brief Banks

Marlene Ceragno and her organization,
The Adult Diaper Brief Bank in New Jersey
A huge percentage of the US population live below the federal poverty line, and the fastest growing segment of that population is individuals over 85. This means that those who are often the most vulnerable and need the most assistance have the least amount of resources to get what they need. The lack of aging population services is a big problem in our country, and one area is that of incontinence supplies. 

Incontinence supplies can be very costly, and are not usually covered by Medicare or insurance. For seniors on fixed incomes, the need to buy incontinence supplies could be causing them to go without other essential things.

If you are a caregiver to an adult with incontinence, senior or otherwise, and are finding it challenging to fund the need for absorbent products, consider diaper banks. Here are the seven things every caregiver should know about adult diaper banks.

High-Tech Tools Help Seniors Stay Safe and Independent

by Lynn Wilson, Founder of The CareGiver Partnership

One of the many ways technology has changed our lives is helping seniors live independently, which, in turn, makes caregivers’ jobs a little easier.

Protect Yourself from Incontinence After Robotic Prosate Surgery

Improve your symptoms and protect from dribbles and leaks. 
Prostate cancer is the most common form of male cancer. When an individual with prostate cancer receives treatment, possibly robotic prostate surgery, the goal is to only destroy cancer cells. Unfortunately, sometimes healthy cells and tissue are also destroyed, and one of the common side effects of this is urinary incontinence. 

Because the urinary sphincter is surrounded by the prostate gland, it is often damaged in surgery. While the incontinence that results is usually only temporary, and most men regain complete control within 18 months or so, those months of recovery can be challenging.

What can you do to protect yourself from incontinence after robotic prostate surgery?

7 Adult Incontinence Product Tips You Need

Protect yourself with these 7 adult incontinence product tips.

Do you have incontinence? You are not alone. Millions of adults have bladder or bowel incontinence. 1 in 8 men will experience some kind of bladder leakage in their life, many as early as 40 years old. Women have even higher risks due to pregnancy and childbirth. 

The fact is, many men and women suffer from incontinence in some degree, and often need absorbent products to help protect against leaks, odor, and embarrassment.

Is Muscle Damage Causing Your ABL?

Weak or damaged pelvic floor muscles
can be a common cause of ABL. 
ABL is a common ailment that tens of millions of people in the US suffer from. It can occur in anyone, male or female, and at any time. In fact, one in five women over age 40 experience ABL, and half of them don’t speak up about it. 

Why? Why are men and women so afraid to talk about a problem that is so inconvenient? It is embarrassing, but it is often treatable. ABL has many common causes, and speaking with a doctor to determine the cause, and come up with treatments and solutions can lessen symptoms and increase quality of life.

Easy Incontinence Supplies Selection

Incontinence supplies do not have to be confusing.
Do you or someone you know have incontinence? Have you faced the sometimes overwhelming task of trying to select incontinence supplies that provide great fit, comfort, protection, odor control, and discretion? 

You are not alone. According to Kimberly Clark, makers of Depend and Poise, customers buying incontinence products for the first time waste an average of $130 trying products before finding what they need.

And it is not surprising. There are so many different brands, styles, sizes, absorbency, and features that just trying to sort it all out in your mind can be a challenge, let alone find the best product for your situation and condition.

However, incontinence supplies do not have to be confusing. There is help. And you don’t have to waste hundreds of dollars to find the products that are going to work best for your needs. The CareGiver Partnership offers three unique services to cut through the confusion and provide solutions to your incontinence supplies needs.