5 Tips to Survive Holiday Travel with Incontinence

Don't let incontinence stop you from holiday travel. 
While many of us look forward to going on holiday and visiting family and friends, it can be stressful for those managing urinary or bowel incontinence. With a little planning and the right products, everyone can enjoy the holiday season. Keep these five tips in mind next time you plan a trip.

1. Choose absorbent products made for discretion and dignity.

Many seniors worry everyone will know they’re wearing adult diapers. But many of today’s manufacturers focus on discretion and dignity, using advanced materials that are thin, quiet and breathable. Options include premium-quality products that look and feel like regular underwear, washable and reusable undergarments, absorbent pads for beds and seats, and reusable swim pants designed for fecal incontinence. The CareGiver Partnership’s free online Incontinence Product Finder tool is the perfect place to find the right product.

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The NASA-inspired Wellness Brief
can be worn for eight hours. 
2. Carefully plan fluid intake and frequent restroom visits.Whether driving, flying, sightseeing or visiting others at home, it helps to plan ahead by having products on hand, carefully monitoring fluid intake and planning frequent restroom visits. For those times when you can’t avoid long stretches between bathroom breaks, consider products made for worry-free travel and overnight protection. The NASA-inspired Wellness Brief can be worn for eight hours and absorbs up to 87 ounces, and the Wellness Superio Signature Series takes absorption one step further, holding up to 100 ounces. 

Pack disposable wipes for on-the-go personal hygiene. 

3. Keep skin clean and healthy for odor-free comfort.

Proper skin care is key to comfort and odor control. Pack disposable wipes and skin cleansers for on-the-go personal hygiene and plenty of disposable undergarments to stay fresh. A healthy daily skin care routine cleans, moisturizes and protects — especially important for seniors managing incontinence. Use products formulated to meet the special requirement of aging skin. Read more: Skin Care & Incontinence: Steps to Better Health.

5. Control odors on the go with proper disposal.

New options in product disposal help you control odors at home and on the go. Pack Heaven Scent premium bags for discreet disposal of incontinence, feminine hygiene or baby products. With a powder scent to mask unpleasant odors and an opaque design to hide contents, the bags are ideal for stashing in a purse, pocket, carry-on bag or glove box. 
Heaven Scent premium bags for discreet disposal of incontinence products. 

For personalized help in choosing the right products, call The CareGiver Partnership’s team of Product Specialists at 1-800-985-1353. Our experts are current or former caregivers themselves and can help you find discreet, effective solutions to your incontinence or other health and wellness needs.

Further Reading: 

The Caregiver Partnership Presents Its Annual Holiday Gift Ideas for Seniors 

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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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