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Not only are there several options for products, such as boxers, pull-on, adjustable underwear, briefs (adult diapers), booster pads, inserts, undergarments, pads, and guards, but several brands within each product type, and several absorbency options, sizes, and choices within each brand. Add to that additional incontinence products such as wipes, skin care, gloves, bed pads, and more to help make incontinence easier to manage. It is no wonder it can be confusing and overwhelming to find the right incontinence products.
When selecting incontinence products, fit should be at the top of the priority list. The right fit is going to help with skin protection, leakage protection, and comfort. Fit is a very personal issue, dependant on body size, shape, and even activity. No two people are built exactly the same, and thus to find the perfect fit, it is best to start with products designed specifically for your body type, and then try a few on for size from there. For example, Poise Hourglass pads are designed for women who are carrying a few extra pounds. They are shaped like and hourglass to prevent bunching and roping, providing a more comfortable fit, and better protection.
Absorbency is another important consideration. Unfortunately, there is no industry standard for identifying how absorbent a product is. One brand may indicate their most absorbent product with the term “maximum” while another uses “super”, when in fact they both offer the same protection. Thus, speaking with a product specialist can be very useful for sorting through the differences, and finding the right product for your needs. Call 800-985-1353 M-F 9-4 CST to talk to one of our product specialists. This is an all-female team of knowledgeable Product Specialists who have each been a caregiver to a loved one. Since this is their only business, they know incontinence products inside and out, and want to help you.
The best way to insure you get the right incontinence products for your needs is to try before you buy. According to Kimberly-Clarks consumer research the average consumer wastes over $130 in trial and error mode the first time they buy incontinence products. Once a package is opened, it can’t be returned, making mistakes costly. In order to avoid making this costly mistake, try samples before buying cases. Samples can be purchased in sets of 4 for just $3.49. Call 800-985-1353 M-F 9-4 CST to order. You can choose from more than 100 samples.
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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. Visithttp://www.caregiverpartnership.com to learn more or call 1-800-985-1353.