Being Smart About Stress Urinary Incontinence

You can manage incontinence and
keep up with the life you want to live. 
Figuring It All Out

When Sara first began experiencing incontinence symptoms she felt embarrassed and overwhelmed. This was something that had never happened before and she had no idea how to deal with the situation. She wondered how she could keep working, maintain a social life and even participate in the active lifestyle she loved. She did discreetly mention to one friend she was experiencing symptoms. Her friend replied she had just better buy some incontinence products and learn to live with it since it was a part of growing older and nothing could be done. It left Sara wondering if this was really true?

When many people think of incontinence they automatically assume this is only a problem for the elderly, very ill and even bedridden. However, studies show nearly 25 million Americans are dealing with this issue. There are a number of steps you need to take in order to effectively manage incontinence but the good news is when you do, you can manage incontinence and keep up with the life you really want to live. Here are some important steps to take if you begin experiencing incontinence symptoms.



  • See your healthcare provider for treatment. Many people automatically assume there is nothing that can be done medically when they begin having incontinence symptoms. They feel embarrassed about talking to their doctor and they assume incontinence is an automatic part of getting older. It is important to understand most incontinence has an underlying medical reason which means often times treatment can reduce or even eliminate symptoms. In addition, it should be stressed while the chances of incontinence increase as we age it is NOT a normal part of aging. 
  • Choose the incontinence supplies which meet your needs. Far too often when someone begins having incontinence symptoms they go to the nearest store and simply purchase the first incontinence product they see or they act on a recommendation from a friend or family member. It is important to understand not all incontinence is the same and your needs will be different from anyone else’s. You should take the time to research what it available and determine which incontinence supplies will work best for your incontinence management needs. 
Whats the best product for me or my loved one?

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 even more confusion. There’s pull-on underwear for men, for women, for either; there’s boxers for men, adjustable underwear, briefs (adult diapers), pads for women, liners, guards for men, shields for men, underpads, chair pads, bed pads, undergarments, booster pads, swim pants, washable products, shaped pads, and soon bladder control inserts.

The Caregiver Partnership understands this confusion and have created an easy to use style guide which explains all the style options which can help you determine what incontinence products are right for you or you can call and speak with one of their knowledgeable ladies.

  • Plan ahead to deal with your incontinence symptoms while you continue on with your daily activities. The main key to being smart about incontinence is planning ahead. Make sure you have your incontinence supplies where you need them whether it be in your car, office or in a carry along bag. Know where restrooms are and determine when you will need to make a change. This way you can continue on with your daily activities while still managing your incontinence. Finally, if traveling make sure you are able to purchase your incontinence supplies at your destination or bring along enough for your vacation. 
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. They offer over 725 choices which is ten times more brands, styles, sizes and absorbencies than even the big box stores. And, they 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.

Watch this video to learn more about The Incontinence Product Finder

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.



Watch this video to learn more about Try Before You Buy

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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. Visit http://www.caregiverpartnership.com to learn more or call 1-800-985-1353.

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