Incontinence Products for Adults: Tips for Everyday Use

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After someone has sought treatment for incontinence, found the right incontinence supplies and developed a management strategy for dealing with incontinence it becomes a day to day process to learn how to best deal with incontinence. Even the best plans can go astray but with some helpful tips it can be possible to learn how to utilize incontinence products on a everyday basis in the most effective way possible. Whether you are a caregiver for someone with incontinence or ar
e dealing with your own incontinence here are some helpful tips for everyday use. 

The New Way to Deal With Stress Urinary Incontinence

Dealing with Stress Urinary Incontinence 
Laughing, coughing, sneezing...incontinence?

When Mary first began experiencing incontinence symptoms it was only when she was laughing, coughing or sneezing. Soon, she noticed she was having leakage when she lifted something or was exercising. She was unsure as to what could be causing it so she consulted her doctor who explained she was experiencing stress urinary incontinence. He explained this is common type of incontinence many women begin experiencing after pregnancy and childbirth. In addition, the hormonal changes which occur at menopause can also bring on stress urinary incontinence. This type of incontinence happens when the pelvic floor muscles become weakened and then a sudden “stressor” such as: laughing, coughing, sneezing, and heavy lifting can bring on urinary leakage. While there is treatment for this condition it was important Mary find the right incontinence supplies to effectively manage her incontinence symptoms.

Poise Impressa Stops Bladder Leaks Before They Start

A revolutionary way to manage your incontinence. 
Effectively Managing Incontinence

For many women incontinence is something they notice gradually happening. It may start as just a small amount of leakage and progress to much more without treatment or intervention. However, busy women often ignore their own needs in order to take care of others. They mistakenly assume dealing with incontinence can be difficult and overwhelming and to some degree they may be right. Seeing a doctor, finding the right incontinence product, and then always planning ahead as to when they will need extra incontinence supplies or even find time to change them can all be a hassle. The good news is it just got easier. Poise has now introduced the Impressa, a revolutionary way to manage your incontinence which is not time consuming and overly demanding of your time and attention.

7 Tips for Adult Incontinence

You may be surprised to learn nearly 25 million Americans have some form of incontinence. While you may assume this is only an issue the elderly, ill, and bedridden have to deal with, many people are astounded to learn the majority of people with incontinence are active, healthy and still on the go. However, this can be a life changing issue if you are diagnosed with incontinence. Many people are unsure as to what type of incontinence supplies they will need or even where to buy incontinence products. They may be unsure as how to manage their incontinence. The good news is there is more information available than ever before. 

The CareGiver Partnership wants to provide information for both caregivers and those with incontinence. They not only offer incontinence products but helpful information which can guide you in effectively managing your incontinence or for someone in your care. Here are 7 tips for Adult Incontinence.

10 Reasons to Be Thankful Today

We're thankful for tools that help us live independently. 
Innovations in home health care products and services make being a senior or caregiver easier than ever before. From high-tech monitoring to skin care basics, here’s a list of tools that help us live independently and why we’re grateful.

1. Technology makes aging in place safer and easier.

Aging in place is possible for more seniors, and caregivers can enjoy more peace of mind. Universal design has given us homes with extra conveniences, safety features and monitoring options. Personal emergency response systems, like Philips Lifeline, allow as senior to call for help 24/7. Fitness bands and smart watches can be used to keep tabs on our health and encourage good habits, while smartphone apps can help keep our homes safe and keep us connected.

New Resources for National Family Caregivers Month

The responsibility of caregiving in the United States falls on the shoulders of millions of individuals who work tirelessly, usually unpaid, to ensure the wellbeing of family members and other loved ones. It can be a thankless job, requiring dutiful round-the-clock commitment.

To honor those that fulfill this challenging role, November is declared National Family Caregivers Month. This year’s theme being “Respite”, its intention is to raise awareness of caregiver’s selfless efforts and generate resources that support their mental and physical health as well.

5 Tips for Keeping Skin Healthy with Incontinence

Dianna Malkowski, Physician Assistant and
Registered Dietitian
by Dianna Malkowski, Physician Assistant and Registered Dietitian

Taking good care of your skin is important at any age, but over the years skin becomes thinner, less elastic, and more prone to injury and infection. For seniors managing incontinence, it’s even more important to keep skin clean, moisturized, and protected to prevent irritation and infection.

1. Use a gentle yet effective cleanser.
Because frequent cleansing is an important part of managing incontinence, it’s important to choose gentle products made to avoid skin breakdown and odor. The most effective routine includes a mild cleanser after elimination occurs, thorough rinse if product requires, and gentle patting with a clean, dry towel. Cleansing options include soothing lotions and foams, antimicrobial products and convenient no-rinse cleansers.