|Keeping a voiding diary can give a better picture|
of when certain absorbencies are needed.
When my Mom moved in with me so I could take care of her full-time I was unaware of just how much her incontinence products were costing her. It seemed like she was constantly running out of the incontinence supplies she needed. This began to add up very quickly. Mom was on a fixed income and she didn’t have the money to constantly be buying new incontinence supplies. I was worried because with my own financial situation I couldn’t really afford to help her either. It was only after doing some research I found ways we could combine absorbencies from her incontinence supplies to help her economize and make her adult diapers more cost effective for her.
There are several different ways you can combine absorbencies in incontinence products in order to save money but it is important to know exactly what is happening with the person who is using the incontinence products. Keeping a voiding diary can give a better picture of when certain absorbencies are needed.
This simple method just involves noting when the person used the toilet and when there was leakage and accidents. When this record is kept over several days then a pattern will emerge as to when and what incontinence products would work best for them. There are also other tips which can help as well. Here are 3 of them-
- Use heavier absorbencies at nighttime. There is a longer period between changes at nighttime. Because of this most consumers consider using a heavier absorbency during the night than what they use during the day. This way the wearer is less likely to have to wake up and change their incontinence product at night and beds and bedding are better protected from the effects of incontinence. All of this results in significant cost savings.
- Consider boosting an adult diapers effectiveness. Many consumers consider using incontinence pads tucked inside their adult diaper in order to boost its effectiveness. This way they can simply change the incontinence pad when needed rather than having to change the more expensive adult diaper.
- Be sure to use the least absorbent product that gives the highest level of protection. Many times consumers feel unsure about what absorbency to use so they buy the most absorbent incontinence supplies available. The reality is the more absorbent an incontinence product is the more it will cost. If the person with incontinence is only experiencing light incontinence they may want to consider only using incontinence pads during the day and an underpad at night in order to protect their bed.
It can be overwhelming to try and determine exactly what incontinence supplies you or the loved one in your care may need. There are more choices than ever before and they’re changing all the time. This creates more confusion. The Caregiver Partnership understands this and have created an easy to use style guide that explains all the style options that can help you determine what incontinence products are right for you or you can call and speak with one of their knowledgeable ladies.
Get real help from real people.
Since 2004, The Caregiver Partnership has been helping people just like you. Unlike the big box stores which usually only offer 3 brands of incontinence products, The CareGiver Partnership shops the world over to find the best incontinence products - those used by consumers and professionals alike. We offer over 733 choices. Ten times more brands, styles, sizes and absorbencies than even the big box stores. And, we have knowledgeable Product Specialists you can speak with when you call 1-800-985-1353.
However, even when you have an idea of what incontinence products you are looking for it can still be overwhelming. That’s why the free & easy Incontinence Product Finder was developed. It saves you time, money and frustration by making it easy to sort through hundreds of products - fast. The video below explains how it works.
Consumers wasting $130 buying incontinence products
Did you know those buying incontinence products for the first time waste $130 on average in trial and error mode trying to figure out what will work best for them. This is research from the makers of Depend and Poise. The CareGiver Partnership recognizes this and that’s why they provide online tools to help you select the best choice. They also have a team of Product Specialist who are expert on all the products offered and can send you samples ($3.49 each) to try before you buy. Questions? Call them at 1-800-985-1353.
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