Options to Explore with Incontinence Products

Dianna Malkowski
Physician Assistant
Roughly 6.5 million Americans suffer from fecal incontinence and approximately 25 million Americans experience it. There are not very many savings programs available to those managing incontinence. To help ease the emotional discomfort there are over the counter products and other methods that do help you to learn how to manage it. However the embarrassment people face with incontinence often causes many of them to avoid discussing it so it is hard for medical professionals to offer a lot of great advice due to the general lack of knowledge with incontinence.
Home health care centers are used to dealing with incontinence and they offer some of the best information on managing incontinence and really understanding what this condition is all about. There are others that have taken it upon themselves to offer products that will make your life easier and to help others really understand what incontinence really is.

Even if you have the same condition of incontinence as another person, your needs with it may be very different and quite unique. It is important that you try out a number of different products in order to see which products will work well for your needs and will be able to keep you dry and protected. Some people find that using the adult diapers works well where other people see the benefits in using the pads and liners. It all depends on your situation and what really feels good to your body. Try out several samples to see what you like: http://caregiverpartnership.com/landing/samples/.

Watch this video.  How to choose the right incontinence product. 

Products for incontinence come in a number of styles. You can find some that are for light to moderate to others that are for heavy needs and others that help with overnight protection. Having so many choices will make your life much easier and you don’t need to be embarrassed that you are suffering from incontinence. A person that is in a nursing home and is laying down most of the day will need to choose a very different type of incontinence product from people that are active. This is why it is such a good idea to try out samples and to see what feels good and really works well.

Wash your skin well after changing your product. You need to remove all of the urine from the skin or it can quickly lead to a painful rash or it could lead to additional problems like a urinary tract infection. Purchase some cleansing wipes to help you with incontinence but you can also consider using a washcloth and soap to clean the skin. Just know what you are comfortable with and what you can afford in order to really provide yourself with the best level of protection possible.

Using the right product that fits well will be able to prevent issues from occurring like leakages along with needing to change out your diaper often because it doesn’t absorb well. If your condition seems to get worse with time, inform your doctor. It could indicate a severe problem like diabetes and you will need additional treatments if that is the case. To learn more about incontinence and how to manage it please visit: http://www.caregiverpartnership.com/landing/incontinence/.

Samples to try before you buy
so you avoid the costly mistake of buying a product you can't return
Try out products from the protective underwear to the adult briefs and adult disposable diapers. The more products you try out, the easier it is for you to see what you like and what will be able to work well for you. If you aren’t sure how to get started in shopping for incontinence products use this helpful product finder tool: http://www.caregiverpartnership.com/incontinence-product-finder/.

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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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