4 Helpful Patient Care Items
There are many different care items on the market for elderly patients. As a caregiver, it can be difficult to know which ones are necessary and most helpful. If the adult you are caring for has incontinence issues, you want to invest in high-quality adult diapers. Read on for information about 4 helpful patient care items.
Adult diapers are a critical patient care item if you are caring for someone with incontinence issues. The key to finding the perfect diaper is to try out various brands and absorbency levels. In some cases, adults need a variety of diapers for different times of day and activities. For example, they might need a high-absorbency tab style brief during the night but a lower-absorbency pull up in the daytime. Have your patient test out diapers in different brands, styles and absorbency's until they find the one that is the perfect fit.
Abdominal binders are necessary for adults who have strains or weaknesses in their back, abdominal area, or rib cage. The binders conform to the body, providing support and comfort. These binders come in various sizes with different numbers of panels so that you can find the one that fits comfortably for your patient. Binders are also used to help patients recover after abdominal surgery.
Compression stockings are important for patients who spend a lot of time sitting or in bed. Elderly adults who have trouble walking are at risk for blood clots. Compression stockings improve blood circulation to help prevent blood clots. These should be worn when the patient is sitting or lying down for a prolonged amount of time.
Positioning aids are items placed in beds to help patients feel more comfortable. These positioning aids are made of foam with removable/washable covers. They are perfect for elevating the head, feet, or legs for optimal patient comfort. Invest in a few of these to keep your patient as comfortable as possible.
Being a caregiver comes with many responsibilities. One of those responsibilities is making sure your patient or loved one is comfortable. There are many different patient-care items that can help make things easier for your patient or loved one. Testing them out and finding what works best for each person is important. Adult diapers, abdominal binders, compression stockings, and positioning aids are all items that your patient or loved one might need. Fortunately, all these items can be ordered online through LL Medico. Contact us today for more information about our patient care items.
|About the author|
|Alex Jensen is co-owner of LLMedico.com. His parents started the company in 1993 so he has been around incontinence and medical products almost his entire life. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with his undergraduate degree in Information Sciences and Technology. When he's not working on LLMedico.com, he enjoys playing golf, trying new beers, and most of all spending time with his wife Heather (co-owner of LLMedico.com) and baby (Ziggy). He also LOVES animals. We have a dog, 6 cats, snakes, and the occasional stray cat and racoons that we leave food out for on our front porch.|