|A look at some of the top rated incontinence supplies.|
The following is a look at some of the top rated incontinence supplies, and some helpful resources to make choosing the right supplies for you easier and less expensive.
The “best” products are often a matter of preference. The right product for you should be determined by the level of incontinence you suffer, how absorbent the product is, how discreet it is, and how normalized their appearance is. In addition to absorbent products, incontinence sufferers should be cognizant of skin care and general well-being associated with incontinence.
Suggested Incontinence Supplies:
Wipes and washcloths. Skin condition and health is an important consideration for incontinence sufferers, but unfortunately only about half use a wipe when changing an incontinence product. Urine and fecal matter can be harmful to the skin. Wipes and washcloths can be purchased to help insure skin health. Choices include small, personal wipes that are flushable, large ones for fecal and urinary incontinence, dry wipes used with skin cleansers, and even large, flushable wipes that can be disposed of in the toilet. In addition to the wide array of types, wipes are also sold in purse packs, tubs and economical refills.
Whenever changing an absorbent product, whether yourself, or by a caregiver, the routine should include a skin cleanser to remove matter, a moisturizer for comfort, and a skin protectant to provide a barrier against urine and feces.
Prevail Premium Washcloths are one of the top rated supplies. Learn more about many options for washcloths and wipes.
Gloves. Using low-cost gloves is important, especially if you're a caregiver. The use of gloves helps to prevent contamination, spreading of germs, and other health concerns. It is more sanitary, and promotes general well-being. The cost is low and the benefits high.
Invacare Powder Free Vinyl Exam Gloves are a great option, especially when dealing with fecal incontinence.
Odor control. The types of odor controllers found in the stores are typically not sufficient for caregiver needs. However, The Caregiver Partnership offers a range of products used by professionals in long-term care facilities. These are much improved over the types found in stores.
And of course, we can’t forget the absorbent products themselves. There are many options from the most absorbent (briefs) to those that add just a little extra protection (pads and guards).
Consumers buying incontinence products the first time can easily be confused which product, brand, style, size or absorbency to purchase. Here are some helpful resources to help you avoid this problem:
1. Explanation of product types: pull-ons, adjustable underwear, briefs, undergarments and more.
2. Incontinence Product Finder: Helping you to quickly and easily sort though nearly 500 choices.
3. Samples: Allows you to try before you buy, 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.