Determining the Quality of Incontinence Products: Bladder Pads
(Please note that the products cited for examples below may not be available forever from the manufacturer and if this is the case, our customer service will gladly find you a comparable replacement.)
With thousands of options out there, it can be difficult to know what kind of quality of adult incontinence supplies you are getting without simply opening the package and finding out. Many brands help both your comfort level and your pocketbook by offering tiers of quality in their products. Some would call this a “Good, Better, Best” system. We offer all ranges of quality and prices in our incontinence products and our customer service will be glad to help you find what you are looking for.
A “Good” means that a product will perform to expectation but not exceed expectations. It will be comfortable and less expensive that other items by the brand but it might not offer all the bells and whistles of a “Better” or “Best” product. An example of a “Good” incontinence bladder pad is Poise® Pads Maximum. These incontinence pads are designed to protect against leaks with a contoured design and leak block protection. For the price, these are a good bladder pad for those with moderate to heavy incontinence.
A “Better” product will exceed expectations by usually offering more skin protection through breathability, wicking, or a stronger wetness absorber, while being more cloth-like and comfortable. An example of a “Better” bladder pad in the same brand that is similar is the Poise® Pads Ultimate Coverage. These pads are thicker and longer than other pads of the same brand while remaining discreet and that’s what makes them a “Better” product.
A “Best” product may cost more but have all the additions one could think of, and more, to make the product top of the line, best for the user, and easiest for the caregiver. An example in this brand of a “Best” product would be Poise® Hourglass Pads. These products are anatomically designed to fit best between your legs while offering maximum absorbency and a cup-style gathering at the legs for maximum protection. The anatomical design is what makes these a “Best” product.
Any of these products are going to perform as needed to fight the symptoms of incontinence. The real difference is that there may be additions or design differences that add on to the basic “Good” product. These add-ons define the “Better” and “Best” products. They are all designed to meet the needs of an incontinent person and all are workable options within your budget.