Understanding Incontinence Products and Supplies

An incontinence diagnosis doesn't have to be overwhelming.
It Can Be Confusing-but it doesn’t have to be

Many people report when they are first diagnosed with incontinence they feel overwhelmed by many things. Diagnosis, treatment, and even management strategies can seem confusing and frustrating. However, when you are able to understand how incontinence products can help you to effectively manage your incontinence then you can begin to take control of this issue and successfully manage it. Today, there have never been as many options when it comes to incontinence supplies. While this is certainly good it can also be confusing. Understanding what incontinence products are and what they can and can’t do, can help you to manage your incontinence or that of someone in your care. Here is what you need to know about understanding incontinence products.

  • Hundreds of different brands, styles, sizes and absorbencies. Just like all incontinence is not the same it is important to keep in mind not all incontinence products are the same as well. Much of the protection incontinence supplies can offer you is based on the absorbency they provide. If you are experiencing only light leakage then an incontinence line, pad or guard may be enough protection for your needs. If you are experiencing a complete loss of bladder and/or bowel control then you may find you need to use a heavy duty absorbent adult diaper, commonly referred to as a brief. Knowing what the options are is critical in understanding incontinence products. The CareGiver Partnership offers over 500 choices in incontinence supplies (10 times more than even the big box stores). This means the odds are good you will find exactly what you need. Plus they offer knowledgeable Product Specialists you can call and speak with (800-985-1353).

  • Knowing what you need is crucial. The next step in understanding incontinence products is knowing what you need. Many makers of incontinence supplies now offer gender specific incontinence products which offer protection where each gender needs it the most. In addition, you will need to consider the style and absorbency of the incontinence product you choose. Many people choose one style or absorbency during the day, with a heavier absorbency or different style at night to limit nighttime waking. In addition, the mobility of the user should be considered as some incontinence products are easier to change than others. This is especially important for caregivers who may be changing an adult diaper. If you are experiencing incontinence symptoms and are active then you will want to choose an incontinence product which will fit under your everyday clothes and can be worn comfortably and discreetly while still giving you the highest level of protection. 

  • A convenient and easy way to get your supplies. Not so long ago, the only option in buying incontinence products was to make repeated trips to the grocery or drugstore. Not only was this a hassle it was expensive as consumers could only choose what was offered on the shelf, which could be out of stock. The CareGiver Partnership offers 10 times more selection than even the big box stores. In addition, there was the possibility of added embarrassment of having to buy incontinence supplies in front of neighbors or members of the community. Today, there is no reason to have to experience this. You can easily choose your incontinence product online or by speaking with a highly knowledgeable product specialist and have it shipped discreetly to your home. 
The CareGiver Partnership also offers a Never Run Out automatically scheduled delivery service which makes sure you won’t have to be making a last minute run to the store. This short video explains how the service works.

Consumers are very confused about which incontinence products will work best for them or a loved one. In a recent study, Kimberly-Clark, makers of Depend and Poise brands, discovered those buying incontinence products for the first time, waste $130 on average in trial and error mode. That’s about 10 bags of products which can’t be returned, once opened.

The Incontinence Product Finder Tool. 

That’s why the Free & Easy Incontinence Product Finder was developed. It saves you time, money and frustration by making it easy to sort through hundreds of products - fast. This video explains how it works. Questions? Call 800-985-1353 & speak with one of our knowledgeable female product specialists, who are or have been caregivers.

The CareGiver Partnership also offers an incontinence sample service to help you avoid the costly mistake of ordering a case of product which does not meet your needs – risk free. They offer over 100 different samples-- styles, sizes, and absorbencies to choose from. The cost is only $3.49 for shipping. This brief video below explains how the Try Before You Buy sample service can help you avoid the costly mistake of ordering a case of product which does not meet your needs.

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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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