|3 things to know before buying bariatric incontinence supplies.|
When it became apparent my Dad could no longer live alone I moved in to become his caregiver. Dad had a couple of different health concerns but one of the most pressing was the need to more effectively manage his incontinence symptoms. His former caregiver worked only part-time and she would shop the local stores for incontinence supplies. Unfortunately, this task often involved going to several different stores since my Dad is a big guy and needed larger incontinence products than those which were generally in stock at the corner drugstore or the big box stores. Worse yet, the lack of proper sizing in his incontinence undergarments put him at increased risk for leakage and accidents due to the improper fit. We were actually using tape to hold them together. We figured someone out there sold larger sizes - called bariatric.
Bariatric incontinence products are incontinence supplies which are made specifically for the comfort, care and well being of larger individuals. These incontinence products are more generous in size as well as being designed to maximize absorbency and provide leak protection. Adult diapers generally start in waist sizes of 60 inches or more with some fitting up to 100 inches. Size names for this type of incontinence products are sometimes called 2XL, XX-L, 3XL, or XXX-L.
How to know which is the best product for your needs
One of the most important strategies is to have the right incontinence product to use whether you are looking for incontinence pads or “adult diapers”.When you are able to find the right incontinence supplies for your needs then you can continue on with the activities you enjoy comfortably all the while managing your incontinence discreetly.
Consumers wasting $130 in trial and error mode
Today, there are more choices of incontinence products than ever before. However, with all the choices comes confusion about which incontinence products will work best. In a recent study, Kimberly-Clark, makers of Depend and Poise brands, discovered those buying incontinence products for the first time, waste $130 on average in trial and error mode. That’s about 10 bags of products which can’t be returned, once opened. This means consumers are often stuck with an incontinence product which doesn’t provide them with the highest levels of protection against leakage and accidents.
Make choosing incontinence supplies easier
That’s why The CareGiver Partnership has taken several steps to help make choosing incontinence supplies easier. They offer an incontinence product sample service to help you avoid the costly mistake of ordering a case of product which does not meet your needs – risk free. They offer over 100 different samples-brands, styles, sizes, and absorbencies to choose from. The cost is only $3.49 for shipping. The brief video below explains how their Try Before You Buy sample service can help you avoid the costly mistake of ordering a case of product which does not meet your needs.
Once I knew what my Dad needed I began my search online. I quickly came to see there were some important points to understand before I bought any bariatric incontinence supplies. Here are 3 things to know if you are buying bariatric incontinence supplies for yourself or for someone in your care.
- Getting the right fit is critical. If a product doesn’t fit, it will leak. Eighty percent of leaks are in the rear buttocks are. Just like anyone else who is buying incontinence supplies you will want to make sure you are getting the right fit. Do not assume larger is good enough. Most bariatric adult diapers are sized by the waist measurement so be sure to have the correct waist size before you buy. If you are not able to get the proper fit then the wearer will be risk for leakage and accidents whether the incontinence undergarment is too small or too large.
- Know there is more than adult diapers when it comes to bariatric incontinence supplies. Anyone who needs the larger sizes of incontinence products will also need the larger sizes of any other related incontinence supplies. You can find incontinence pads, underpads, wipes and other incontinence products in larger sizes which will more easily accommodate anyone who is using bariatric incontinence supplies.
- Some of the most popular brands of incontinence products also carry bariatric incontinence supplies. Don’t assume you will have to settle for less known brands of incontinence supplies if you need bariatric sizing. Some of the most popular brands of incontinence supplies include but are not limited to: Attends, TENA and Prevail which all offer bariatric incontinence supplies. This means you can get the quality you want at the size you need.
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