Fighting the Diaper Bulge



Minimize the bulge


Frequently, we get asked questions about how to fight the infamous "adult diaper bulge." The good news is that many of the incontinence supplies we offer, particularly our incontinence underwear and incontinence pads, are top-of-the-line, meaning modern technology has been able to assist in minimizing the bulge as much as possible.

Still, for those with concerns, here are a few tips. Many have found that wearing tight spandex shorts, such as biker shorts, can help to smooth out the adult diapers even further then our modern technology.  Women’s shapewear can be useful, as well. One sufferer of incontinence who contacted us recently shared with us that she always wears full rubber pants – not plastic, but actual rubber – which allows her to wear even tight jeans with her incontinence underwear.

Introducing... The Bow-Tie-Guy, Chris MacLellan



The Bow-Tie-Guy, Chris MacLellan
About Chris MacLellan, ‘The Bow-Tie-Guy.”

In terms of caregivers.... Chis is the real deal. 

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and residing in Deerfield Beach Florida with his partner Richard Schiffer; he is the youngest of six children which includes JoAnn:Merrille: Mary: Jim: and Gerri.  Chris is proud to be the ‘F.U.’ (aka: Favorite Uncle) to 24 nieces and nephews and a gob of great nieces and nephews!

Attends Adult Diapers For Incontinence

Attends Adult Diapers for Incontinence 

Did you know that incontinence is not an issue that needs to bother you for the duration of your adult life? Attends makes great adult diapers and other products that can help you deal with incontinence. Incontinence is a very common problem that impacts older adults. With the help of adult diapers, you can live a normal life and overcome your incontinence issues. This article will describe how Attends adult diapers can be an active part of program to help overcome incontinence. When you have a medical condition, your ability to control your urination and bowel movements can be impacted. Getting past these issues requires adult diapers.

Helping You Fight Winter’s Risks to the Elderly


by Dianna Malkowski, Physician Assistant & Nutritionist
                                    
Large base quad cane
The elderly are especially susceptible to trauma in the winter months, and it’s important to be aware of the risks. Now is the time to take extra precautions against slips and falls, hypothermia and the flu.

Exercise & Treatments for Managing Incontinence


Exercises and devices can help urinary incontinence
Urinary incontinence, while embarrassing, does not have to be emotionally straining.  There are many ways to manage urinary incontinence, including using the proper incontinenceunderwear and/or other incontinence supplies that work for you. In addition to these, there are some exercises and devices that can help.

There are several types of incontinence, and the condition has several causes. Particularly in women, urinary incontinence is not necessarily a sign of poor health or aging. For women, incontinence could be caused by structural damage to a woman's bladder or urethra, which could be a result of a urinary tract infection or a byproduct of child birth. Urinary incontinence can also be caused by damage to the central nervous system.

Adult Underwear Options For Incontinence Suffers



Purchase adult underwear to restore your confidence and dignity
If you are suffering from incontinence, you know how embarrassing it can be to walk around in an adult diaper. While the modern adult diapers are not as noisy as they used to be, your confidence levels can quickly drop when you are walking around in adult diapers. Changing to adult underwear is a great option.

For those who experience incontinence, there are several kinds of specialty underwear that may help to contain an accidental flow of urine.  Adult diapers provide a wealth of protection while not being as bulky as the once were.  Pull-ups can provide the same protection as diapers but add the convenience of being able to be put on and removed relatively quickly.  The underwear will likely be breathable; not that one would want to breathe it, but that it allows the skin to breathe. 

Adult Pull Ups Can Help People Live With Dignity

Medline Protection Plus Super Protective Underwear - X-Large - 56"-68"
Adult pull ups help you maintain your dignity
Adult pull-ups provide both convenience of ultimate removability for speed and function and the awesome absorption power of a traditional adult diaper.  Designed specifically to ease the burden of those who suffer from incontinence and the stigma that comes with it, adult pull-ups and diapers are used by more than those who experience bladder control problems.

Adult Incontinence Products Can Help You Maintain Your Dignity!


Adult Incontinence Products can help you maintain your dignity.

Adult incontinence products are made for people who are of adult size and who may experience a loss of bladder control.  These products include
·         Diapers
·         Pull-ups
·         Pads
·         Liners
·         Under pads
·         Bed liners
·         Medications
·         External catheters
·         Drip collectors

A Buyers Guide To Adult Diapers


5 Tips to help you purchase
 the best adult diapers for your situation
Are you trying to purchase adult diapers for yourself or for a loved one? What are the things that make an adult diaper quality and how can you find a brand that you really agree with? There are different priorities for everyone as you are shopping for adult diapers. Here are some things that can help in narrowing down the list that you may have to pair you up with the best adult diapers for your situation.



Your Guide To Choosing Incontinence Pads


Find the right type of incontinence pads

When it comes to proper management of incontinence, it helps to have incontinence products that can help. Incontinence pads are great at helping you to manage incontinence as they are discrete and easy to carry around with you. For people with light incontinence issues, incontinence pads are a great solution. They can be used with your existing underwear to hold them in place and they are easy to dispose of. Incontinence pads can be discrete as you can use them with just about any type of underwear or you can use special underwear that have been designed to hold them in place. How can you find the right type of incontinence pads for your body type? It’s based on your preference, budget and comfort needs.


Why You Need To Use Surecare Protective Underwear

SureCare Protective Underwear  Extra Absorbency - Large - 44"-54"
Surecare protective underewear
Surecare protective underwear can offer you a higher level of protection against incontinence from other products that are on the market. Unlike many of the adult diapers that are out there, Surecare offers a large variety of products to choose from and Pull-on styles, Super-Plus, and Extra absorbent underwear. Having the right type of protection can prevent you from having an embarrassing episode in public as you will have the comfort in knowing that you are always protected no matter where you are. Don’t let incontinence run your life, use the right type of protective underwear that will work effectively and will give you back your dignity.

Shop online to find the best adult diapers for your needs. You will be able to gain exposure to a larger selection of incontinence products along with being able to find lower prices on them. When you shop online you will also have the ability to discreetly buy your products and to learn more about incontinence and how to manage it. Products ordered can be shipped discretely to your home, preventing you from having to feel embarrassed about buying adult diapers in the checkout line!


Why Tranquility Diapers Are The Best On The Market


Why Tranquility diapers are the best on the market
Out of all the adult diapers on the market, Tranquility diapers can provide you with the best solution at an affordable price! Why are Tranquility diapers so great? They come with a number of absorbency levels to choose from and they offer maximum protection and comfort. This helps to make Tranquility one of the leaders for incontinence supplies.

When dealing with incontinence it is common to feel overwhelmed and embarrassed by your condition. This is a condition that impacts millions of Americans and there are several different types of adult diapers on the market that you can choose from, you just need to know which one will work well for your needs. Many people that deal with incontinence often end up becoming depressed as well because incontinence can cause you to withdrawal from social situations as you never know when you will end up having an episode. Fortunately the adult diapers on the market can give you control over embarrassment as you are able to pick out a diaper with the right level of absorbency along with fit. You need a diaper that fits snugly so it will aid in holding in the urine. You do not want a diaper that is too tight because this can rub on your legs and leads to a painful rash.

My Mom Lives Alone, How Can I Make Sure She Is Eating?


Many children of seniors worry that their aging parents who live alone are not getting the proper care and nutrition they need. This is a very legitimate concern, as over six million US seniors are at risk for malnourishment.
Concerned about parents eating properly?

Malnourishment in seniors is a very serious problem, as it can lead to increased risk of infection, long hospital stays, delayed wound healing, depression, muscle weakness, impaired respiratory function, and many other problems. Malnourishment can be caused by a variety of factors, from reduced intake to difficulty with eating and swallowing, to simply a lack of availability of healthy fresh foods.

Technology Eases the Process of Finding a Qualified In-Home Caregiver



by Lynn Wilson, Founder of The CareGiver Partnership
 

Finding an in-home caregiver can be a daunting process, but technology makes it easier to match qualified caregivers with families who need their services. Here is more information on one such service, plus 11 considerations every family should discuss before choosing an in-home care agency.

Customer Service Excellence Results in Recession-Proof Business Success

by Lynn Wilson, Founder of The CareGiver Partnership


The CareGiver Partnership's team of product specialists
In a tough economic climate, business success depends on having something that sets you apart from the others. In the case of The CareGiver Partnership, launched in 2006, the difference is customer service excellence based on decades of research. And the result is continued growth, a STELLA Service rating of “Excellent,” a Better Business Bureau rating of A+, and 9 out of 10 customers rating it a 10.

Choosing the Right Product for Urinary Incontinence


Choosing the Right Product for Urinary Incontinence
One would be hard-pressed to find something fun about urinary incontinence, but the good news is that loss of bladder control is certainly manageable. With the wide range of products designed for of urinary incontinence, you can find a product that's right for you.

It may take you several tries before you find the perfect incontinencesupplies for you, and happily, at The CareGiver Partnership we offer the option of trying a small sample size before making a bigger purchase. Additionally, the following tips should help you when making your selection.

The first thing you will want to do is measure the amount of urine that is lost as well as the frequency with which it is lost. This will help you in selecting the proper absorbency. Incontinence pads, probably the most common product used by women for urinary incontinence or overactive bladder, come in a wide range of styles, sizes, and absorbencies. Generally, they can contain as much as 8 ounces of urine while controlling odor, and keeping the urine away from the skin.

Another, more absorbent option is incontinence underwear or adult diapers. Incontinence underwear generally have a waterproof liner over an absorbent cloth pad that can contain 10 ounces of urine or more. Overnight style adult briefs and panties can be even more absorbent. Some are washable and reusable, and manage to keep the urine away from your skin and block the odor, much like the incontinence pads. Some incontinence underwear can be pulled on and some are adjustable. These are matters of personal preference.

If you need even more protection, booster pads can be inserted into the already absorbent incontinence underwear. We carry several styles and levels of absorbency.

Additional products that can help are plastic pants and absorbent underpads to be placed on your bed. You can find these and over 500 other products to help with urinary incontinence on our website. Once you find the right products for you, you will most likely find your incontinence to be far more manageable.

For more information visit www.caregiverpartnership.com or contact us at 800.985.1353


Call us. We're here to help.



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.

Incontinence Supplies as Tax Deductions

Incontinence Supplies as Tax Deductions



It seems medical bills will never stop rising, and therefore, it certainly behooves a consumer to stretch each dollar as far as possible. Given that some insurance plans will not cover incontinence supplies, it is important to find ways to buy these crucial supplies while still staying within your budget.

Here at The CareGiver Partnership, we pride ourselves on providing over 500 different brands, styles, sizes and absorbencies of adult diapers, incontinence pads, and more, thus offering our customers a selection of incontinence supplies ten times larger than even the big stores. We also offer the option of trying a sample of over 100 of our products before purchasing an entire case.   This helps avoid the expense of buying a full case of a product that does not meet your needs.  The average person new to the incontinence category spends well over $100 trying to figure out which product is best for them.

To make each dollar spent on incontinence supplies go even further, there are ways to be reimbursed for the supplies through either a health savings account or a flexible spending account. If you have a flexible spending account, it would be an especially good idea to try to deduct the cost of your supplies, because FSA money does not accumulate year-to-year as HSA money does. The funds deposited by an employee into an FSA must be used within the calendar year, or they expire.

If it can be shown that you need incontinence pads or other supplies in order to alleviate problems from a specific illness, you could be eligible to write off the cost of your supplies. Save your receipts, and submit them to your tax accountant--or straight to the IRS, if you are brave enough to file your taxes by yourself--and you will receive reimbursement in the form of a check.

Again, The CareGiver Partnership proudly offers over 500 products for our customers to choose from.Additionally, we offer free shipping on orders of more than $50. But if yet more savings are in order, be sure to look into whether you qualify to deduct the cost of your incontinence supplies.

For more information visit www.caregiverpartnership.com or contact us at 800.985.1353



Call us. We're here to help.

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.

Why Depends Diapers Will Offer You Relief


Depends Diapers

When shopping for Depends diapers it is important that you look at the different type of diaper options that are available. Based on your body type, you may need to opt for adult diapers that will provide a lot of absorbency or you may not need to have a lot of absorbency. The Depends line has a number of products that you can choose from. Some of the Depends diapers come with adjustable straps where others are step-in like a regular pair of briefs or underwear. When debating on the type of Depends diapers or Depends underwear that you would like to have you need to get a sample package of the various types of products that are available. This is one of the best things that you can do in order to find the right fit for your body type and to be sure that you are getting a snug fit so you don’t end up with leaks coming out of the diaper.

What To Consider When Buying Incontinence Supplies


Shop for incontinence supplies online!
If you are in need of quality incontinence supplies it helps to know where to start looking. It is hard to admit that you have incontinence and it is not usually a topic that you find people talking about at the water cooler! Since it can be such an embarrassing condition, it helps to shop online! There are many incontinence supplies that you can choose from and you can easily find supplies that will be affordable for your financial situation. Many people find that buying incontinence supplies online is easier as well and it’s discrete so you don’t have to worry about other people knowing that you are dealing with this issue.

What are some of the things to look for in buying incontinence supplies? You need to start shopping by looking at the type of absorbency that you need. Some people only have a few drips of urine loss where others can have a complete stream of urine that escapes the bladder. Measure how much urine loss you are dealing with as this will be able to give you a good idea as to how much absorbency you need to look for and if you can use just a pad instead of a diaper.


What TENA Can Help You With



Help from TENA

Tena pads and Tena diapers can provide you with proper protection against your issues with incontinence. Dealing with incontinence can be troubling as you may end up having an episode in public, which can be incredibly embarrassing. It is important to look for the right type of protective underwear and other protects that will be able to give you back your life and your dignity again. Suffering from incontinence can disable you from being able to really appreciate your life as many people avoid social situations due to incontinence. Incontinence is hard to control and most people cannot control it so they end up staying home instead of enjoying their friends and family. Don’t let incontinence ruin your life! Use Tena pads and other products so you can find protection that will be able to help you go out without worrying that you will have an accident as the pads are there to capture the urine that leaks from the bladder.

When purchasing any incontinence product it is vital that you understand the absorbency level. Some products are not made to absorb a large amount of leakage where others have no problem with it. The different brands can all have different absorbency levels, which is where you will see issues with leakage concerns. Tena pads and Tena diapers are the best on the market for leakage issues as they feature a number of absorbency levels to choose from. Here are some of the Tena pads that you can use:
·         Tena Pantiliners – this is a great product for individuals with light incontinence concerns.
·         Tena Ultra Thins – for light issues, use this Tena pad that is ultra absorbent. It includes a long pad option and also provides you with odor protection.

Based on the incontinence issues you are having, you can choose from pads that are long and short. Tena pads are also created for women that are experience incontinence during pregnancy or after childbirth. What makes Tena adult diapers and pads great is how nice and comfortable they are. Unlike other brands, Tena provides you with a product that is snug and has odor shields. This way others will not be able to see or smell your concern with incontinence.

Unlike the adult diapers and pads that were available in the past, the new incontinence products on the market are beneficial to your overall health as they are able to remove the urine from the skin. Having urine that sits on the skin for prolonged amount of time can cause serious issues like urinary tract infections, bladder infections, and potentially kidney infections. These health concerns can be fatal! Keeping the skin as clean as possible is one of the best things to do. You also need to focus on changing out your Tena pads or diapers frequently to aid in reducing the likeliness of an infection.

Choosing between diapers and pads is up to personal preference and it is also up to your budget needs as well. Fortunately Tena adult diapers and products are moderately priced, making them affordable for any budget needs. Compare the many products that are available and consider getting a sample package of Tena products. This way you can determine if the Tena pads or the Tena diapers will suit your body and your wallet properly!

Buy your Tena products online to save money and to have access to a larger variety of products. Tena has one of the best lines of pads for women. When you buy online you will also have the luxury of the products being discreetly shipped to you can continue to keep your issues with incontinence to yourself and prevent yourself from feeling embarrassed. Gain control again and purchase Tena pads today to enjoy your life!

Using Tranquility Diapers Will Offer You Protection From Embarrassment


Tranquility Diapers

Are you embarrassed by your incontinence problems? If you are dealing with incontinence it is likely that you hide away in your home and don’t like to go out in public because of how embarrassing it can be to end up with wet underwear and clothing. Depending upon how bad your issue with incontinence is, you may end up with a little dribble of urine that leaks from the bladder each day or you may end up with a serious flow of urine that leaks out. It is important that you select the right type of adult diapers that will give you the best type of protection. Tranquility diapers are a great option to consider if you are trying to find a brand of diapers that will provide you with the ultimate protection and comfort.

When you are diagnosed with incontinence, it can be stressful and it’s usually a condition that causes you to be frustrated as well as embarrassed. You are not alone in your condition as Millions of people suffer from incontinence. With many of the baby boomers aging, there will be even more people dealing with incontinence problems. Tranquility offers a number of diapers that are made to fit both men and women, offering you multiple levels of absorbency as well so you can have complete protection against incontinence.

Buying Tranquility adult diapers online will save you money and will give you additional options to choose from. The other great option you have is to get the items shipped to your home so you won’t need to feel embarrassed about buying them in the store.

Caregivers prefer Tranquility products as they are great at offering protection and convenience. You can choose from pull-on styles along with side-straps that are Velcro, making them easy to get on and off. They also come with a wetness indicator, and are able to last longer between changes as you have additional absorbency. They are also latex free! This is great as latex is known to cause allergic reactions to many people.

Tranquility also comes with underpads, briefs, and pull-on styles. This gives you a large variety to browse with as you are looking for an adult diaper that will effectively help you to manage incontinence. What else can you expect from Tranquility? They provide larger packages so you get more for your money. Buying online can help you to choose from several case options so you can stock up on your adult diapers and find protection and relief.

You need to consider a few factors when you are trying to find the right incontinence products. Here is a simple checklist that can help you out:
·         Age
·         Gender
·         Size
·         Absorbancy

Tranquility is one of the only brands that makes adult diapers for men and women and also for disabled children. If you have a child that deals with incontinence during the day or night, you will be able to find extra absorbent diapers that can protect the bedding and can aid in keeping them drier through the night.

Proper cleansing of the skin is vital when you are using diapers. You need to make sure the skin is free from urine or it can lead to skin rashes and it can also end up causing you to deal with serious problems like bladder infections. Having an urinary tract infection can be aggravating and will require you to get antibiotics to kill off the infection. Learning how to manage incontinence is important to your health and to regain control over your life again so you can go out in public without worrying about leaking!

4 Services for the Elderly Who Need Help at Home


by Dianna Malkowski, Physician Assistant & Nutritionist
Find help with caregiving.
During the holidays, children of the elderly often are shocked to realize their parents are malnourished or unsafe in their home environment. Here are four solutions to help improve seniors’ quality of life and increase their children’s peace of mind.

Using TENA Products To Manage Incontinence


TENA Products for Incontinence

If you are currently looking for relief over your incontinence concern, Tena pads may be the solution! Tena pads come in a number of options that allow you to finally have control over incontinence day and night. There are a variety of lengths to choose from as well as absorbency options, making Tena products some of the best on the market. Women suffering from incontinence will especially find the Tena line helpful as there are some specifically designed for pregnancy.

Buying the right incontinence product will make all the difference in your level of control over incontinence. You need to be able to find the right fit for your body and type of incontinence that you are suffering from. Some people prefer Tena protective underwear as it has a comfortable fit and aid in helping with fecal incontinence along with urinary incontinence. This can make your life much easier as you don’t need to worry about having any fecal matter or urine leak out of the underwear and get on your clothing.

The Tena underwear is beneficial as it is made to look just like the underwear you are already used to wearing each day. The protective underwear is great as it comes in styles for women and for men. Since the genders are so different and have different absorbency needs, using the products for your gender can give you more protection and control over incontinence. You have the choice of using underwear that has adjustable straps on the sides (which is often preferred by caregivers) or you can choose regular underwear, which is also great at allowing you to be able to have the traditional feeling you are already used to.

The Tena pads are also beneficial as you can wear them with your regular underwear. With varying styles of pads, you will be able to find one that works great for your needs. As you look over the pads you do need to consider if you need them to be shorter or longer. Night time wear may require a longer length as this will be able to give you greater protection for your bedding. It is a good idea to consider the type of urine loss that you commonly deal with during the day. Some light urine loss can work well with pads that are designed with light absorbency. If you have a great deal of urine loss, you may want to consider getting pads that are a little thicker or considering the adult diapers instead.

Comfort is the key to a good incontinence product. You want to find a product that doesn’t make noise when you walk or one that is big and bulky! The last thing you want to have is your pad pushing out the back of your pants! Tena pads are designed to be discrete and make it easy to hide your health issues so others will not be able to know that you do have a problem.

Incontinence doesn’t need to be a thing that ruins your life. Speak to your doctor if incontinence is a new development in your health. It could indicate that you do have a serious health concern to address. You may need to meet with your doctor about surgery if there are concerns. Changing your diet can also assist in giving you some control over incontinence as certain foods can stimulate the bladder and often lead to urine loss. In addition to dietary changes, you can also benefit from doing some exercises to strengthen the muscles around the bladder. Tena products will aid in giving your life back to you and to help you manage incontinence without the world knowing!