|Dignity in Incontinence|
As a caregiver there are a number of challenges you face but nothing like helping a loved one manage incontinence. Finding the right incontinence products will help them to maintain their dignity but to also provide you both with relief as you do not need to worry about cleaning up after your loved one all the time. How do you find incontinence supplies that will fit your loved one correctly and will be able to provide them with comfort and protection? Acquiring some samples will give you a great advantage as you are able to see which ones work well: http://caregiverpartnership.com/landing/samples/.
Thanks to online shopping you and your loved one do not need to purchase incontinence products in the grocery store, where you may feel embarrassed about them. Now you can find these products online and you will be able to shop discretely and your loved one can maintain their dignity as you help them to manage their condition without everyone else knowing about it. Caregivers need to understand how difficult this condition is to their loved one and to approach them with a certain level of empathy and understanding. You do not want to embarrass them or belittle them about their condition as it will make it harder for them to manage their condition and to feel that they can come to you for support. Caregivers need to learn about what incontinence is and how they can help their loved ones to manage it correctly: http://www.caregiverpartnership.com/landing/incontinence/.
To help your loved one maintain their dignity with incontinence you need to choose product that are going to provide them with discreteness. You do not want to purchase incontinence products that are bulky and noticeable as they will feel embarrassed each time they wear them and some people may not even wear them because of this. There are several incontinence supplies that you can choose from, all of which are designed to provide your loved one with discreteness. Some of the products are disposable where others are reusable. There are also products that are gender specific, which provides you with several different levels of protection for both genders. Choosing the right incontinence products for women or incontinence products for men will be able to give you the correct amount of protection for the type of incontinence that they have.
Caregivers need to teach their loved one how to change the adult diapers in order to prevent serious skin rashes, urinary tract infections, and many other things that can have a serious health concern. Washing the genitals when changing the adult diaper is important as is changing the diaper when they are full. Some of the incontinence products can be worn for hours where others need to be changed frequently.
One other area to consider when you are purchasing incontinence supplies is to consider bedwetting. Many individuals suffering from incontinence will wet the bed in the night and even the most absorbent adult diapers may not be enough to protect them. Incontinence bed pads are a great idea as they will be able to protect the mattress and will make it easier for you to clean up after your loved one.
Take your loved one to a health care professional for an evaluation. This will help them to learn about their condition and can also help them learn lifestyle tips that can make it easier for them to manage it. Simple things like changing the foods that they eat (like limiting their intake of coffee and tea) may help the bladder to hold onto the urine effectively and can prevent urine loss from occurring. To help you find the right incontinence supplies for your loved one use this helpful product finder tool: http://www.caregiverpartnership.com/incontinence-product-finder/.
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.