When you become a caregiver for a friend or family member, you will likely have to deal with incontinence. The abundance of products available for incontinence can be overwhelming when you have no previous experience with it. Here is a breakdown of some of the top selling products for adults with incontinence.
The first product that comes to many people's minds when talking about incontinence is adult diapers. There are dozens of options depending on what style, absorbency, and size you are looking for. Many people opt for the pull-on style protective underwear for daytime use, as they are more convenient and discreet. For nighttime use, some prefer the tab style, as it provides more absorbency and protection from leaks. There are also cloth options to choose from. While the upfront cost on these might be higher, they will likely pay for themselves over time. They are also environmentally friendly!
Another important product to consider are diaper covers. These covers offer an extra layer of protection and prevent leakage. You can choose from plastic or PUL options. Diaper covers also come in a variety of fun patterns and colors to choose from.
Another product that will help with nighttime incontinence are bed pads. These go under bed sheets and protect the mattress in the event of leaks. They come in disposable and reusable varieties. The type you choose simply depends on what is more convenient for you and your patient.
You may prefer to purchase a mattress cover rather than depend on bed pads. A mattress cover completely seals off your mattress and eliminates any risk of damage to it. This may be a good option for caregivers dealing with heavy and frequent incontinence.
Just because your patient is dealing with incontinence doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy swimming. In fact, swimming is often recommended as exercise to elderly patients. This is why incontinence swimwear is a popular option. These come in reusable and disposable varieties, and options are available for both bowel and urinary incontinence.
Not all incontinence patients need the full protection of adult diapers. For people dealing with light incontinence, insert pads are a great option. They are more discreet, and they come in a wide variety of sizes, styles, and absorbency levels.
These are worn like normal underwear but will have leak proof protection in the crotch area as well as pockets to hold pads which don't have adhesive backing. There are many variety's to choose from and they are available in men's and women's.
There are hundreds of products on the market to help with incontinence, and sifting through everything can sometimes be overwhelming. The staff at LL Medico is happy to lend a hand with product recommendations. Give us a call, send us a message, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org