Proper Etiquette When Disposing of Incontinence Products

What to Do Now

You saw your doctor when you began having incontinence symptoms, you’re starting treatment and you’ve found the right incontinence supplies for you. However, now that you have made all those decisions you find the day to day management of incontinence includes dealing with your incontinence products when you make a change. This can especially be a challenge for those individuals who are working, traveling, or are just somewhere away from home. You may be unsure as to how to properly dispose of your incontinence products in a discreet manner. The good news is there is help for this problem!

Whether you are dealing with your own incontinence or you are the caregiver for someone else who is experiencing incontinence, there are ways you can properly dispose of incontinence products which are discreet, healthy, and economical. There are also tips which can help you deal with this issue. Here are three of them.

  • Use disposal bags to deal with incontinence products. Whether you are at home, the office, or even traveling it is important to have a way to deal with used incontinence products. If you wish to remain discreet than simply shoving them into a garbage can isn’t the right method to use. Today, there are scented disposal bags which can easily be taken anyplace you go. These disposal bags can be used to place your incontinence product into and then dispose of or they can be the disposal method if there is not a garbage can around. The CareGiver Partnership offers Fresh Sacks and Heaven Scent disposal bags. They not only have a scent but block unpleasant odors. 
  • Consider a disposal system if you are the caregiver for someone with incontinence. If you are the caregiver for someone with incontinence it can be frustrating to know what to do with used adult diapers. Taking them out to the garbage can every time there is a change is not effective. A diaper pail is also a good solution. 
  • Always choose the right type of incontinence products. If you know you will be somewhere other than your home when you need to change make sure you have the right type of incontinence products. Today, there are many different types of incontinence supplies and some are easier to change from then others. In addition, you want to make sure you have the highest level of protection you need from leaks and accidents so the changing and disposal process can be done as easily and smoothly as possible. 
Whats the best product for me or my loved one?

It can be overwhelming to try and determine exactly what incontinence supplies you or the loved one in your care may need. There are more choices than ever before and they’re changing all the time. This creates even more confusion. There’s pull-on underwear for men, for women, for either; there’s boxers for men, adjustable underwear, briefs (adult diapers), pads for women, liners, guards for men, shields for men, underpads, undergarments, booster pads, swim pants, washable products, shaped pads, and soon bladder control inserts.

The Caregiver Partnership understands this and have created an easy to use style guide which explains all the style options that can help you determine what incontinence products are right for you or you can call and speak with one of their knowledgeable ladies.

Get real help from real people.

Since 2004, The Caregiver Partnership has been helping people just like you. Unlike the big box stores which usually only offer 3 brands of incontinence products, The CareGiver Partnership shops the world over to find the best incontinence products - those used by consumers and professionals alike. We offer over 733 choices. Ten times more brands, styles, sizes and absorbencies than even the big box stores. And, we have knowledgeable Product Specialists you can speak with when you call 1-800-985-1353.

However, even when you have an idea of what incontinence products you are looking for it can still be overwhelming. 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. The video below explains how it works.

Watch this video to learn more about The Incontinence Product Finder

Consumers wasting $130 buying incontinence products

Did you know those buying incontinence products for the first time waste $130 on average in trial and error mode trying to figure out what will work best for them. This is research from the makers of Depend and Poise. The CareGiver Partnership recognizes this and that’s why they provide online tools to help you select the best choice. They also have a team of Product Specialist who are expert on all the products offered and can send you samples ($3.49 each) to try before you buy. Questions? Call them at 1-800-985-1353.

Watch this video to learn more about Try Before You Buy

Further Reading: 

Proper Disposal of Incontinence Products When Away from Home

What Do I Do Now? Proper Etiquette for Disposing of Incontinence Products

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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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