Incontinence Products for Adults: Tips for Everyday Use

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After someone has sought treatment for incontinence, found the right incontinence supplies and developed a management strategy for dealing with incontinence it becomes a day to day process to learn how to best deal with incontinence. Even the best plans can go astray but with some helpful tips it can be possible to learn how to utilize incontinence products on a everyday basis in the most effective way possible. Whether you are a caregiver for someone with incontinence or ar
e dealing with your own incontinence here are some helpful tips for everyday use. 

The New Way to Deal With Stress Urinary Incontinence

Dealing with Stress Urinary Incontinence 
Laughing, coughing, sneezing...incontinence?

When Mary first began experiencing incontinence symptoms it was only when she was laughing, coughing or sneezing. Soon, she noticed she was having leakage when she lifted something or was exercising. She was unsure as to what could be causing it so she consulted her doctor who explained she was experiencing stress urinary incontinence. He explained this is common type of incontinence many women begin experiencing after pregnancy and childbirth. In addition, the hormonal changes which occur at menopause can also bring on stress urinary incontinence. This type of incontinence happens when the pelvic floor muscles become weakened and then a sudden “stressor” such as: laughing, coughing, sneezing, and heavy lifting can bring on urinary leakage. While there is treatment for this condition it was important Mary find the right incontinence supplies to effectively manage her incontinence symptoms.

Poise Impressa Stops Bladder Leaks Before They Start

A revolutionary way to manage your incontinence. 
Effectively Managing Incontinence

For many women incontinence is something they notice gradually happening. It may start as just a small amount of leakage and progress to much more without treatment or intervention. However, busy women often ignore their own needs in order to take care of others. They mistakenly assume dealing with incontinence can be difficult and overwhelming and to some degree they may be right. Seeing a doctor, finding the right incontinence product, and then always planning ahead as to when they will need extra incontinence supplies or even find time to change them can all be a hassle. The good news is it just got easier. Poise has now introduced the Impressa, a revolutionary way to manage your incontinence which is not time consuming and overly demanding of your time and attention.

7 Tips for Adult Incontinence

You may be surprised to learn nearly 25 million Americans have some form of incontinence. While you may assume this is only an issue the elderly, ill, and bedridden have to deal with, many people are astounded to learn the majority of people with incontinence are active, healthy and still on the go. However, this can be a life changing issue if you are diagnosed with incontinence. Many people are unsure as to what type of incontinence supplies they will need or even where to buy incontinence products. They may be unsure as how to manage their incontinence. The good news is there is more information available than ever before. 

The CareGiver Partnership wants to provide information for both caregivers and those with incontinence. They not only offer incontinence products but helpful information which can guide you in effectively managing your incontinence or for someone in your care. Here are 7 tips for Adult Incontinence.

10 Reasons to Be Thankful Today

We're thankful for tools that help us live independently. 
Innovations in home health care products and services make being a senior or caregiver easier than ever before. From high-tech monitoring to skin care basics, here’s a list of tools that help us live independently and why we’re grateful.

1. Technology makes aging in place safer and easier.

Aging in place is possible for more seniors, and caregivers can enjoy more peace of mind. Universal design has given us homes with extra conveniences, safety features and monitoring options. Personal emergency response systems, like Philips Lifeline, allow as senior to call for help 24/7. Fitness bands and smart watches can be used to keep tabs on our health and encourage good habits, while smartphone apps can help keep our homes safe and keep us connected.

New Resources for National Family Caregivers Month

The responsibility of caregiving in the United States falls on the shoulders of millions of individuals who work tirelessly, usually unpaid, to ensure the wellbeing of family members and other loved ones. It can be a thankless job, requiring dutiful round-the-clock commitment.

To honor those that fulfill this challenging role, November is declared National Family Caregivers Month. This year’s theme being “Respite”, its intention is to raise awareness of caregiver’s selfless efforts and generate resources that support their mental and physical health as well.

5 Tips for Keeping Skin Healthy with Incontinence

Dianna Malkowski, Physician Assistant and
Registered Dietitian
by Dianna Malkowski, Physician Assistant and Registered Dietitian

Taking good care of your skin is important at any age, but over the years skin becomes thinner, less elastic, and more prone to injury and infection. For seniors managing incontinence, it’s even more important to keep skin clean, moisturized, and protected to prevent irritation and infection.

1. Use a gentle yet effective cleanser.
Because frequent cleansing is an important part of managing incontinence, it’s important to choose gentle products made to avoid skin breakdown and odor. The most effective routine includes a mild cleanser after elimination occurs, thorough rinse if product requires, and gentle patting with a clean, dry towel. Cleansing options include soothing lotions and foams, antimicrobial products and convenient no-rinse cleansers.

Prevail Adult Diapers. Prevail Incontinence Supplies

Prevail is one of the most popular line of incontinence supplies. 

You can Prevail!

For many people being diagnosed with incontinence is an overwhelming experience. They worry about how they will manage this issue and continue on with their daily activities.
They are often confused about which incontinence products will work for them and what incontinence supplies they will need now and in the future. The good news is today there are more choices than ever before and one of the most popular is the Prevail line of incontinence supplies. Prevail offers such a wide range of choices so that everyone can find the right incontinence supplies to help them manage their incontinence.

The new Way to Manage Incontinence. Stop It, Don't Just Absorb It.

Poise Impressa stops bladder leaks before they happen.
The New Face of Incontinence

Many people when they think of incontinence they assume this is only an issue for the very elderly, ill, and even bedridden.
However, studies show nearly 25 million Americans must manage incontinence. Included in this group are both genders, a wide range of ages and people of all health status. Gone are the days when healthcare professionals simply wrote off incontinence as a normal part of aging and recommended stocking up on incontinence supplies. Today, many of the individuals with incontinence are still working, highly active and very social. This is especially true for many women who must find a way to manage their urinary incontinence without giving up their daily routine or the activities they love to do.

A new to the world bladder control product. Prevents 90% of bladder leakage.

Women who are looking to manage their incontinence now have a new choice. They don’t have to settle for the incontinence products which have been offered. Today, Poise Impressa offers a unique and highly revolutionary way to manage incontinence without having to change your activity level, wardrobe or even your social life. The makers of Poise Impressa say that 90% of all women who have used this incontinence product report they have stopped all or most of their bladder leakage. Poise Impressa is an innovative, over the counter incontinence product which looks like a tampon. It can provide an internal solution to stop leaks before they happen.

The CareGiver Partnership offers this new incontinence product as a highly effective way to stop bladder leakage. There are other reasons why you should consider using Poise Impressa. Three of these reasons are: 

Impressa is designed to be inserted and removed
just like a tampon.

  • Poise Impressa is an easy to use incontinence product. No one wants to have to deal with a bulky, hard to use incontinence product. This is especially true for women on the go. Impressa is designed to be inserted and removed just like a tampon. Because of its compact size it can easily be carried in a purse or bag.. It has a smooth, rounded tip just like a tampon applicator which makes it easy to insert and remove. After removal it can be discreetly discarded and the user can simply be on her way. 
  • Poise Impressa is sized to fit any woman. The makers of Poise Impressa understand women are not all the same size. Because of this they offer a sizing kit so you can find the right size for you. It is important to understand that the size is not determined by the amount of leakage, weight or height, but rather the internal size of the woman. A woman who is interested in using Poise Impressa will purchase a sizing kit which contains two of each of three sizes. She starts with Size 1 and progresses to Size 2 or 3 if she feels like she needs more support to help stop leaks. When you find the right size for you, then you can be assured you are receiving maximum protection. Call 1-800-985-1353 to get your sizing kit. For a limited time, the sizing kit includes a $4.00 coupon for a regular count pack of any size.
  • Poise Impressa can be worn up to 8 hours. Busy women don’t want to have to slow down and constantly be changing their incontinence product. Poise Impressa eliminates this problem because it can be worn for up to 8 hours. This means the constant need to worry about finding a bathroom for changing can be eliminated and the women using Impressa can instead focus on doing what she wants to do. 
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. They offer over 700 choices -- ten times more brands, styles, sizes and absorbencies than even the big box stores. And, they 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.

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: 

The CareGiver Partnership offers one of the most comprehensive and largest family caregiver blogs available. With over 1 million readers there is valuable information on every subject applicable to caregiving and seniors. Learn more here.
Poise Impressa Stops Light Bladder Leaks Before They Happen. 

Poise Impressa: They Help Stop Leaks Rather Than Absorb Them

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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.

It All Starts With a Fall. How to Prevent It From Happening

It all starts with a fall.
There were 2.3 million nonfatal slipping injuries in adults aged 65 and older in 2010 alone (Source: CBS News). Many of these are easily preventable. That’s why we’ve created this list to help you.

For older adults, a slip and fall can have a devastating effect on their quality of life, threatening their safety and independence as much as their health. Nonfatal falls pose a serious challenge to older adults. Every 13 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 20 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even the fear of falling can impact a loved one’s quality of life as they may restrict activities and social engagements due to this fear. Activity restrictions can worsen physical decline, increase depression, and lead to feelings of helplessness.

Enter to Win These Incontinence Products- No Purchase Necessary

We’re giving away a prize bundle designed to help those with incontinence Get On With Life!

As part of our monthly family caregiver sweepstakes, we’re giving away a case of Poise® bladder control pads and Butterfly® body liners. Enter today for a chance to win this prize bundle — with no purchase necessary and no strings attached!

Manage LBL with Poise

For the 1 in 3 women who experience light bladder leakage (LBL), we carry the complete line of Poise pads. Perfect for little dribbles to sudden wetness, just one Poise pad is as absorbent as three period pads. The winner will receive a full case of any size Poise bladder control pads, valued at up to $97.99. Read more about why Poise is the No. 1 selling brand of bladder control pads in the U.S.

A discreet solution for ABL

Butterfly body liners help men and women manage light accidental bowel leakage (ABL) caused by sensitive bowels, IBS, prostate treatment or other conditions. These soft, thin pads fit between the buttocks to absorb leaks and odors, with twice the absorbency of other anal leakage pads. The winner will receive six cartons of liners for men or women, valued at up to $95.70. To learn more about living well with accidental bowel leakage, visit

For a chance to win, participants need only e-mail us at or mail a short statement explaining these products would be useful to him or her or a loved one. We will accept entries for this prize through Nov. 30, 2015, and will notify the drawing winner the first week of December. Visit the “Helping You Get On With Life” sweepstakes page for details.

Help support this ad free blog by answering several questions about caregiving here. It will take just two minutes. 

Call us. We're here to help.
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.

Not all Cancers are in the Pink. Learn about Neuroendocrine Tumors so you don't go undiagnosed like I did.

I sat alone at my kitchen table when a gastroenterologist called with the news, “A mass has formed in your appendix.” I scribbled the details on a notepad and tried to process all the unknowns. Below the name of a surgeon I wrote, “How will I approach this?”

An appendectomy revealed that I had a neuroendocrine tumor. The weeks and months after diagnosis brought more surgeries and a lot of questions and concern about my future. The more I educated myself, the more the fear dissipated.

Neuroendocrine cancers are a relatively rare malignancy (around 5 persons in 100,000) distinguished by neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) that arise in places like the gastrointestinal tract, the pancreas or the lungs. NETs in the gastrointestinal tract are also called carcinoid tumors. Carcinoid means cancer-like, and it’s really a misnomer that occurred historically that can lead to confusion about the gravity of this disease.

Talking with Others About Incontinence: 7 Important Tips

7 tips for talking with others about incontinence. 
How to start the conversation

Whether you are the person dealing with incontinence or a caregiver for someone who is, having a conversation about this intimate subject can be difficult.
You may be embarrassed or worry about how others will perceive you if you share the struggles you are having. If you are a caregiver for an aging parent who is in denial about their incontinence it can be even more difficult to bring up the subject. However, if you are looking for support or want to start the process of helping a loved one manage their incontinence then having a productive conversation about all aspects of incontinence from treatment to incontinence supplies is crucial.

Some important things to remember

There are certain things that can help to make the conversation easier whether you are asking for help and support or needing to have a loved one acknowledge the issue of incontinence. By taking these factors into consideration you can make sure the conversation about incontinence is as productive as possible.

Poise Impressa and Stress Urinary Incontinence. There's no stopping her now.

There's no stopping her now.
On the go and staying that way

When Liz was first diagnosed with urinary incontinence her first thought was all the things she would have to give up! Liz is a highly active woman who enjoys swimming, running, and all sorts of physical activities. She could only picture how she would be limited as to what she could do, how she would dress, and even where she could go because of her incontinence. She assumed she would have to make changes not only to her regular activities and routine but even to how she dressed in order to accommodate her incontinence. It was only after talking to the ladies at The CareGiver Partnership she found out there is an incontinence product she could use which would keep her on the go! The Poise Impressa would allow her to keep up with daily activities and there would be no needed wardrobe or travel plan changes.

Over 200 Adult Pull On Underwear Styles, Sizes and Absorbencies

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Finding the right solution

When Mary’s mother moved in with her it quickly became apparent she needed to find an incontinence product which would effectively help her mother and her manage her incontinence. While Mary’s mother did have some health problems she still had enough mobility that allowed her to dress herself. However, she needed incontinence supplies which would be easy to put on and take off and would be easy for Mary to help her with if she needed to. With so many choices available Mary was unsure what the solution would be. After talking to the ladies at The CareGiver Partnership she was able to find out pull-on underwear might just be the right solution for her mother’s incontinence management needs.

7 Proven Self-Care Tips for Family Caregivers

Connect with other caregivers through online communities. 
Being a family caregiver requires a high level of compassion and personal sacrifice, and it’s easy to neglect your own health and interests. But in order to be a good caregiver, you must practice self-care, too. Here are some tips we put together with the help of

1. Take time to de-stress daily. Practice yoga or meditation, take a walk or bicycle ride, listen to relaxing music, or simply unplug and enjoy silence with a free mind. Learn strategies to relieve stress in the moment, such as deep breathing, mindful meditation, or simply removing yourself from the situation for a short time.