7 Adult Incontinence Product Tips You Need

Protect yourself with these 7 adult incontinence product tips.

Do you have incontinence? You are not alone. Millions of adults have bladder or bowel incontinence. 1 in 8 men will experience some kind of bladder leakage in their life, many as early as 40 years old. Women have even higher risks due to pregnancy and childbirth. 

The fact is, many men and women suffer from incontinence in some degree, and often need absorbent products to help protect against leaks, odor, and embarrassment.

Here are 7 adult incontinence product tips you need to know to protect yourself:

1. Consult Your Doctor:

This may not seem like it is product related, but the truth is, your doctor is going to be able to help you determine the severity of your incontinence, pin point the cause and contributing factors, and provide you valuable insight into your condition, all of which can help you to choose the best products for your unique situation.

2. Keep a voiding diary:

Our printable voiding diary can help you and your doctor get a clear picture of your incontinence, and also your needed absorbency. It will help you to track your symptoms, and determine what is working for you and what is not.

3. Try before you buy: 

“According to Kimberly Clark, makers of Depend and Poise, customers buying incontinence products for the first time waste an average of $130 trying products before finding what they need,” says Wilson. You don’t have to waste hundreds of dollars to find the products that are going to work best for your needs. With dozens of continuously changing names for styles, sizes, absorbency and features, it’s no wonder customers are confused. The CareGiver Partnership helps customers avoid this costly mistake by allowing them to try samples before they buy; customers pay only a minimal shipping cost.

4. Narrow things down: 

There are hundreds of products available, and it can all be overwhelming if you don’t take steps to narrow things down. Luckily, The CareGiver Partnership has a new free and useful online tool called The Incontinence Product Finder

Using the Incontinence Product Finder, customers easily can sort through more than 660 products in seconds. Products can be narrowed down by gender, size, absorbency, style and brand. By selecting a product on the resulting list, a customer can see features, quantity, price and whether a sample is available without leaving the page. The end result for customers is helping them better determine the best incontinence product choices and reducing their chances of buying products that do not meet their needs.

Sort through more than 650 incontinence products in seconds.
“As the incontinence product market keeps expanding, more seniors and caregivers than ever before are using this free online tool to help them make better choices and avoid costly waste,” says Lynn Wilson, Founder of The CareGiver Partnership, a national retailer of incontinence supplies and other home health care products.

Like all areas of The CareGiver Partnership’s website, this innovative tool is designed with the senior shopper in mind. From the Incontinence page, shoppers can access other user friendly features such as an easy to understand section explaining incontinence product styles, answers to frequently asked questions, and information on how to become a product tester.

5. Ask for help:

Talk to real people to get real answers. Those with questions also have free access to The CareGiver Partnership’s team of knowledgeable Product Specialists, all of whom are current or former caregivers themselves. Calls usually are answered by the third ring by real people based in Neenah, Wis. The free customer service number, available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Standard Time, is 18009851353.

6. Think beyond adult diapers and pads: 

While absorbent products are the first thing you think of when considering adult incontinence products, there is more to consider. Consider the benefits of cleaning the skin with special soaps, and using other supplemental products like bed pads and deodorizers to help you live with normalcy and dignity.

7. Incontinence changes so you should too:
Remember that your incontinence needs may change as your incontinence changes. Men who experience incontinence after prostate surgery, for example, may only experience temporary incontinence, and symptoms may improve over time, changing their product needs. Regularly evaluate your needs, and change your approach, product selection, etc. in accordance. 

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


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