Holiday Travel with Incontinence Is Manageable with Proper Planning, Products

By Lynn Wilson, Co-Founder of The CareGiver Partnership

Traveling to see family and friends can be one of the holiday season’s greatest pleasures. But for those managing urinary or bowel incontinence, it requires planning and having the right products on hand.

Urinary incontinence affects 200 million people worldwide, and more than 6.5 million Americans have fecal incontinence, according to the National Association For Continence. If you or a loved one is managing incontinence, the best approach is to understand common concerns related to traveling and specific ways to address them.
  • “Someone will see my adult diapers.” Stash products inside small toiletry bags for discreet travel, and look for absorbent products made from advanced materials that are thin, quiet and breathable. Ask a member of The CareGiver Partnership’s team of Product Specialists for a personalized recommendation.
  • “I won’t be able to control odors.” Keeping skin clean and dry are the keys to controlling odor. Bring along a stash of disposable wipes and skin cleansers for on-the-go personal hygiene, and be sure to pack plenty of disposable undergarments.
  • “I won’t make it to a bathroom in time.” Whether driving, flying or sightseeing, plan ahead by having products on hand, carefully monitoring fluid intake and planning frequent restroom visits. Consider products like the Wellness Brief, which is designed to be worn for long periods of time.
  • “What if I have an accident at someone’s home?” Enjoy extra peace of mind by packing bed or chair pads if leaks are a concern. They’ll not only protect bedding and furniture, but disposable ones can be discreetly tossed away.
A good starting point is trying our free online tool, the Incontinence Product Finder (SM). It helps you search products by style, absorbency and more, and you also can quickly and easily order sample packs to try before you buy.

Visit The CareGiver Partnership blog for helpful articles on managing urinary or bowel incontinence.

Lynn Wilson founded The CareGiver Partnership based on her experience in caring for loved ones as well as providing the highest level of customer service. She takes pride in offering personalized service that helps her customers find the best solutions for their individual needs. Now that her children are grown, Lynn enjoys spending time with her granddaughter while also helping to care for her mom. To find out how The CareGiver Partnership can serve you, call 1-800-985-1353 M-F 9-4 CST.


Koh lanta holiday said...

These are great tips for people who would like to travel for the holidays without being bothered too much by their urinary incontinence problem. This should not hinder you from enjoying your holidays.

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