Incontinence Product Innovations Help Women Wear Summer Fashions with Confidence

Discreet incontinence swim brief

by Lynn Wilson, Founder of The CareGiver Partnership

Having the right incontinence management tools is even more important in summertime, when clothing is lighter and outdoor events mean bathrooms are farther away. Here are some great tips on the latest products and how to control urinary incontinence.

Why Playing Games is a Challenge for those with Parkinson's

The  R.O.S. Therapy System offers many benefits  
Parkinson’s disease is a disease that affects muscles throughout the body. This means even the mouth and tongue can be affected, making it difficult to speak, to swallow, to emote, and more. In addition, in some cases, decreased cognitive function accompanies the muscular symptoms, and can be as severe as dementia. 

Navigating the World of Urinary Incontinence Products

Shop online for urinary incontinence products.
If you are familiar with brands such as Poise, Depend, Attends, Prevail, and Tena, then chances are you are familiar with urinary incontinence products. Did you know that the average consumer wastes $130 when trying to figure out the right brand, product type, size and absorbency? No matter how familiar you are, if you do not take the right things into consideration when buying products for UI, you might find yourself wasting time and resources. Consider the following:

Summer Travel with the Elderly Requires Additional Planning

Plan ahead for terrific summer travel.

by Lynn Wilson, Co-Founder of The CareGiver Partnership

As we welcome summer and the travel that goes with it, we remind our readers that traveling with a senior family member, or someone with limited mobility or other physical challenges, requires extra planning.

Five Security Features Every Senior Should Have in Their Home

Put safety first for seniors living alone. 
Whether you live on your own and in your own home or have decided on community living in an assisted living center, security should be a factor. Every senior, single or married, needs to both feel safe and be safe. Safety is not just concern about outside intruders, but also your own health and well-being inside should an accident occur. Do you have a definite line to the outside world, the medical services, should you need it in the case of an emergency? If not, then your safety is compromised. Consider your living situation against these five important features to gauge your level of personal safety.

Male Incontinence Products

Male Incontinence Products to maintain your dignity.
Being “manly” usually does not include things like bladder control problems, but the truth of the matter is that nearly 20% of men over age 40 experience some urinary incontinence. Many men who have undergone prostate surgery have incontinence. What products are out there for men with incontinence? And what options do they have for protection and discretion?

What Is Bedside Care?

Bedside care is an important consideration for caregivers with bedridden loved ones. Bedside care is defined as support for bedridden individuals. This includes both physical and emotional support. 

Bedside care is support for bedridden individuals. 
Physical support

Physical support for a loved one can include any number of things, from nutrition considerations to massaging their sore muscles. When a person is bedridden, they need physical help for basic needs such as bathing, bathroom assistance, etc.

Obstacles to Game Playing for the Developmentally Disabled

Game playing is a great tool for those with mental handicaps.
Game playing can be great for socialization and functional treatment for those with mental handicaps. However, many of the issues developmentally disabled people have playing games can get in the way of the many benefits that can be found through game playing. Those that suffer mental handicaps can use game playing as a great tool for stimulating memories, conversations, interests, and more. Game playing can provide a wonderful option for enjoying time with caregivers, relatives, and friends. It can improve cognitive function and help fine tune motor skills.

Using SureCare Products To Manage Incontinence

SureCare is one of the best on the market.
SureCare protective underwear provides trusted care and protection to the wearer and does a great deal to ensure that the person wearing the adult diapers can manage their condition discretely. While there are many brands of incontinence supplies and products, SureCare is one of the best on the market. If you suffer from incontinence or if you have recently been made aware of your more active than normal bladder, then there are a few SureCare products that you should know about.

Treating Incontinence In Men With Depends Diapers

Depends diapers give proper protection. 
Incontinence in men is starting to gain more attention. Males often suffer from incontinence after undergoing prostate surgery. Incontinence can strike at any age for men and for women as well. It is important to keep a record of how frequently you deal with incontinence and how much urine you lose. This will help your doctor to make an effective diagnosis when you discuss incontinence with them. Depends diapers are some of the most reliable products on the market and will be able to give you proper protection over incontinence problems. How can you select the right Depends undergarments?

Navigating the World of Urinary Incontinence Products

Familiarize yourself with incontinence product options. 
The world of incontinence products can be confusing and overwhelming at first, especially if you are new to UI, or are looking for products for the first time. According to Kimberly-Clark consumer research, the average consumer buying incontinence products for the first time wastes over $130 in trial and error, buying 8-10 products before finding the ones that work best for them. This is a hefty sum, and one that you can avoid wasting by familiarizing yourself with the available options for UI.

Tena Protective Underwear Can Help You Manage Incontinence

Use TENA pads to help manage incontinence.
If you are struggling with an incontinence problem, purchasing the right type of Tena protective underwear is a great option. Tena pads will be able to help you discretely manage your incontinence problem, allowing you to have confidence when going out in public. Incontinence is a frustrating problem as it can leave you feeling embarrassed in just about every situation. People often have accidents in public, which can be mortifying. Without protective underwear, the urine can easily soak through your clothing and others will notice it.

Best Products For Male Incontinence

Manage your incontinence. 
Much of urinary incontinence in men is due to prostate surgery or problems with the prostate. As many as 50% of men experience symptoms of an enlarged prostate by age 60, and 90% of men will report symptoms by age 85. The prostate glad has two stages of growth. The first ends with the end of puberty, but the second begins around age 40, and can lead to problems and incontinence. In fact, 16% of men over 18 years old have overactive bladder (OAB) and an estimated 12.2 million adults in the US have urge incontinence. As many as 20% of men over age 40 suffer from urinary incontinence. In other words, male incontinence is not as rare as you may think.

Tena Pads Help To Manage Incontinence Properly

Use TENA pads to manage incontinence. 
One of the most distressing problems facing millions of Americans is incontinence. Incontinence is when the body will release urine or feces without warning and without your control. It can be embarrassing to deal with this issue as you do not have control.

Steps For Treating Incontinence With Incontinence Pads

Incontinence is not something to be ashamed of. 
The inability to hold in your bodily waste is a problem that many people deal with. According to current national reports, over 20 million people suffer from it just in this country. That is not even counting those that are not diagnosed. Many people are not diagnosed because they are too embarrassed to admit they have a problem and do not wish to go through the trouble of seeing a doctor about it.

Connecting with Caregivers: Helping Loved One's with Parkinson's Connect by Playing Games

Play the R.O.S. Therapy system
with someone who has Parkinson's
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disease of the nervous system. It is associated with dopamine deficiencies, and typically only effects middle-aged and elderly people.

The symptoms of Parkinson’s make it challenging for those with it, as well as caregivers, to find ways to interact and connect. And because of these challenges, those with Parkinson’s disease often feel stigmatized, depressed, and lonely. Game playing is a great way to overcome this and increase enjoyment in the life of the individual with Parkinson’s disease.

Tips for Planning the Perfect Father’s Day

by Lynn Wilson, Founder of The CareGiver Partnership

Spending time together is the best gift.
Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 16, and there’s still plenty of time to plan the ideal celebration for Dad. The secret to making it special is to customize it with things he loves.

Managing Female Incontinence With Incontinence Products For Women

Incontinence products for women. 
Incontinence products for women are a great way for women with any degree of incontinence to manage their symptoms while seeking treatment options to stop or lessen their incontinence. Knowing what is available can help women feel confident in their protection, and not let incontinence get in the way of living their life. As many as 40% of women with incontinence say that it interferes with their life, meaning social, professional, and otherwise. Incontinence products designed for women can help reduce that number, and allow women to manage their incontinence while still going about their other activities.

Should You Use Incontinence Bed Pads

Incontinence Bed Pads
Caregivers need to consider using incontinence bed pads as they will help to make your job easier to deal with. Bed pads are easier to clean up and they help to properly protect the bedding from urine or fecal incontinence. The mess can be rolled up into the pad and disposed of or you can select the washable incontinence pads. Being a caregiver is one of the hardest jobs. It requires a lot of patience along with compassion and understanding.

Night Care For The Elderly

A bed rail is great for sleep safety and getting in and out of bed.
Falls are a serious concern for the elderly. A fall can result in the need for additional care, medical expenses, and much more. Many falls occur at night, when seniors get up to use the bathroom, get a drink, etc.

What are some things you can do to improve night care for your elderly?

Feeling Confident With Incontinence Products For Men

Incontinence Products For Men
Many men hate the idea of using incontinence products. The idea of wearing an adult diaper, urine collection bag, or some other product designed to catch urine undermines their feelings of manliness. However, incontinence products for men can decrease embarrassing accidents, improve quality of life, and most importantly increase confidence. The following is a quick look at what to consider when selecting incontinence products, as well as a look at some of the options available to men:

Selecting The Best Incontinence Undergarments

Choose the right incontinence product. 
Are you dealing with the embarrassment attached to incontinence? Incontinence is a condition that millions of Americans suffer from. It causes the involuntarily loss of urine or fecal matter. For many people this action is embarrassing as it can happen at any time and you do not have control to stop it. Elderly individuals often suffer from incontinence as they age since the muscles start to weaken and may be unable to hold in the urine. Dealing with the embarrassment often forces many people to stay home as they just cannot stand to go out without fearing that they will have an accident. Fortunately there are wonderful incontinence supplies out there that you can use. Incontinence underwear will allow you to live your life again! You can wear them out in public and they will capture any urine that is lost. This allows you plenty of time to head to the restroom to change out your underwear.

7 Reasons Why Seniors Fall + 3 Prevention Steps. From a Fall Prevention Expert.

Rein Tideiksaar, Ph.D. is a fall prevention expert who has spent the last 15 years studying falls among seniors.  He offers 7 reasons why seniors fall and 3 simple steps that can be taken to prevent falls from happening.  

People of all ages fall, but falls are more common for older people and more dangerous. One out of three seniors over age 65 falls each year. Falls are the number one cause of death from injury among this age group. The death rate from falls among seniors has risen sharply over the past decade and is expected to grow as the population ages.
Losing balance and falling down is the most common accident that happens to older adults. Although most people younger people are not usually harmed if they fall, the more falls an individual has the greater the chance of injury. If you do get hurt the result can harm your health, your sense of well-being, and your independence which has a serious effect on a person’s dignity. 

Selecting Tena Products To Manage Incontinence

Select Tena products to manage incontinence. 
There are millions of people that suffer from incontinence. Incontinence is the involuntarily loss of urine. It often occurs in more women than in men. Due to the aging process, it is common for the pelvic floor muscles to weaken and cause urine loss to occur. In the past people used to have a “one size fits all” solution for adult diapers and other products to manage incontinence. Now there are gender specific products with multiple options to choose from. Women need to find different products for men as the absorbency options need to be quite different from one another. It is important to try out different incontinence pads and adult diapers in order to find the right one for your body.

Incontinence Products For Women

Depend Silhouette for Women is a great option.
The need for incontinence products for women exists, and the need is only growing. 25% of reproductive age women are affected by urinary frequency. 50% of postmenopausal women are affected by urinary frequency. 13 million Americans have urinary incontinence, and over half are women. 77% of those in nursing homes, and 53% of homebound are incontinent. Statistics report that one in three women over age 45 have urinary incontinence.

Selecting Quality Tranquility Products

Tranquility adult diapers are some of the best out there. 
Incontinence is an affliction that affects millions of people in this country and around the world every year. Chances are you or someone you know suffers from incontinence. However, because of the nature of the issue, many people are ashamed of their affliction. They see it as a burden to themselves and to others. There is a long list of products that Tranquility produces to help all the people who suffer from incontinence, but the most prevalent of these incontinence supplies is the adult diaper.

The CareGiver Partnership Announces June Prize in the ‘Get Back Into Life’ Sweepstakes

by Lynn Wilson, Founder of The CareGiver Partnership

This month's sweepstakes giveaway is a CouchCane by Stander.
The CareGiver Partnership is giving away a CouchCane by Stander to one lucky winner who enters this month’s drawing. Read on to learn more about how this mobility tool can help a senior remain independent at home and guard against injuries caused by falls.

Understanding Incontinence Products For Men

Understanding Incontinence Products For Men
Did you know that over 50% of men have urinary incontinence after prostate surgery? Over 13 million Americans have incontinence. Incontinence is defined as the involuntary loss of bladder or bowel control. This is a condition that can be treated, but must also be managed. Men with UI find that it impacts their social, sexual, interpersonal, and professional life. Thus, understanding the products available to help manage incontinence is key to regain the life they once had, and the dignity that feels lost.

Using Incontinence Pads As A Part Of Your Management Strategy

Incontinence pads simply life and improve discretion
when suffering from incontinence.
Incontinence pads are a useful part of the incontinence management strategy. When combined with other incontinence products, pads offer protection against fluid leaks. Bed pads can protect furniture, bedding, and mattresses. They can simplify life, reduce laundry, and improve discretion for those suffering from incontinence, regardless of how severe the incontinence is. With over 200 million people worldwide suffering from some degree of incontinence, pads are a great option.

Using Games to Connect with Those With Mental Handicaps

The R.O.S. Therapy system is a great resource for caregivers. 
Mental handicaps, whether from birth, accident or injury, or a side effect of disease and aging can impact social and emotional health. Depression, loneliness, and despair are all common in those with mental handicaps. Cognitive decline can make it difficult to remember things, to pay attention, to problem solve, and can lead to slower motor skills, which makes connecting socially a challenge. Social interaction is often very difficult for those with mental handicaps, which can be one of the most debilitating side effects and one of the most crucial to well-being.

The Distance Between Them Continued to Grow...And It Showed

Regular interaction for seniors is so important
Allison Carmody visited her grandmother Mary whenever she could, even though her grandmother lived about 2 hours south of her near Milwaukee in a senior living environment. Over time Allison noticed her grandmother becoming more withdrawn and distant. It was as if she was becoming depressed. Allison worried for her grandmother, felt a deep sense of guilt that she wasn’t doing enough and didn’t know where to turn. Being such a long distance away made it difficult to visit regularly.

Select The Right Poise Pads

Poise has worked hard to create the perfect pad.
Poise pads offer the perfect protection to women who frequently suffer from light bladder leaks. These small leaks can occur at any time of the day and at any time of the month. Many middle-aged women who are beginning to go through menopause find themselves in the situation where their bladders have a mind of their own at times. In fact, about a third of women in America suffer from frequent light bladder leakage. Because this is such a common affliction among women, the folks over at Poise have done what they can to engineer a pad that can handle the slight leakage associated with light bladder leaks. While these leaks are not as heavy as those associated with people who suffer from incontinence, they are still worthy of a little extra protection. That’s why Poise has worked so hard to create the perfect pad.

Purchasing Attends Diapers As A Caregiver

Attends adult diapers can provide security to incontinence sufferers.
As a caregiver you want to find products that are convenient to you and will provide your loved one with plenty of protection against incontinence. Attends adult diapers can provide security to people of all ages who suffer from incontinence. When people think about incontinence, their minds usually turn to the image of an old man or woman who cannot take care of himself or herself. However, incontinence is a disease that can affect anyone at any age. Small children, after they are potty trained, are just as susceptible to incontinence as anyone else. Because incontinence is a medical condition, it is important to talk to your doctor about any issues that you might be having before you decide to invest in Attends diapers or any other brand of incontinence products. However, if the issues you seem to be having are with the incontinence of another person, then there are a few things that you should do.

Managing Incontinence With Male Incontinence Products

Male Incontinence Products
Do you suffer from an inability to control you urinary or fecal movement? Do you find yourself running from bathroom to bathroom day in and day out? That makes you one of over 20 million citizens of the United States who deal with this troublesome condition. Incontinence in men can happen as often as it does to women.

Understanding Your Options With Incontinence Pads

Make an informed decision and avoid wasting money.
There are a number of options when it comes to incontinence pads. Understanding the options can help you make a more informed decision, and avoid wasting money on products that do not work, or are not the best fit.