How to Choose The Right Incontinence Products For Your Needs

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When I was first diagnosed with incontinence I was both relieved and overwhelmed. Now that I knew my incontinence had a medical reason and could be treated I was relieved. However, this still meant I needed a strategy to help me manage my symptoms while the treatment was happening. After talking to my doctor I knew the first step was finding the right incontinence products. However, when I started to look at all of the options I felt more stressed than relieved. There were so many brands, types and sytles, sizes and absorbencies. What if I choose the wrong one? I needed help so I went to the store. I discovered that the pharmacist really didn’t know much and she was way to busy with customers to be able to get out from behind the counter. The only person close to the isle was an 18 year old looking stock boy. I wasn’t about to ask him. I wondered if there really was an answer to my situation and how would I find it?

The reality is many people feel both relieved and stressed when they first realize they are experiencing incontinence. Studies show this is especially true for those adults who are still working, socializing and being active (most of us). They worry whether they will be able to continue on with their daily activities or if they will have to remain at home and give up the things they love doing. The good news is with today’s wide variety of incontinence supplies you can remain active and doing the things you love. With all the choices of incontinence supplies comes confusion. What is right for you? Here is what you need to know-

  • How to choose the right incontinence product. One of the most important steps in choosing the right incontinence is finding the one which is best for your particular needs. It may seem like the easy way is to simply choose what a friend or relative is using or what the most popular brand in the store is but it may not be the right choice for you. It is crucial to understand not all incontinence is the same. 
If you are only having light leakage then an incontinence pad or guard may be the right choice for you. If you are experiencing complete loss of bladder or bowel control then you may need to find the right adult diaper or other heavy absorbency incontinence product to help you manage your incontinence.

Fit is also another crucial component of finding the right incontinence product. You will want to make sure you choose a size which fits you securely in order to minimize the chances of leakage or accident. In addition, it is also important to keep in mind each gender has very specific needs when it comes to incontinence supplies. If you need additional help, The Caregiver Partnership offers a free and easy Incontinence Product Finder. It will save you time, money and frustration by making it easy to sort through hundreds of products - fast. The video below explains how it works. Questions? Call 800-985-1353 & speak with one of our knowledgeable female product specialists, who are or have been caregivers.

  • How to avoid wasting money on the wrong incontinence supplies. Consumers buying incontinence products for the first time waste, on average $130 in trial and error mode. This, according to a study by Kimberly-Clark, makers of Depend and Poise products. That’s about 10 bags of products which can’t be returned, once opened.
No one wants to buy an incontinence product only to find out it wasn’t what you needed for yourself or for someone in your care. This can be a highly frustrating experience. The CareGiver Partnership offers an incontinence product 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 of styles, sizes, and absorbencies to choose from. The cost is only $3.49 for shipping. The brief video below explains how 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.

How to make sure you always have what you need. Users of incontinence products also report another stress is running out of what they need. When this happens it can mean an expected trip to the store that involves time, travel and the worry of wondering if what you need is even in stock at the store. The good news is there is no need to find you are out of any of your incontinence supplies. They can be shipped discreetly on a timely basis right to your home or office. The CareGiver Partnership offer their convenient Never Run Out automatically scheduled delivery service. When you use this service you can be sure that you will never be out of the incontinence products you need to help you stay stress-free.
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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 to learn more or call 1-800-985-1353.


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