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POSTED ON: July 14 2014
Posted by:Su-Lauren Wilson owner,CFO
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Incontinence is Common- Top Living at Home Tips

Urinary and fecal incontinence problems are more common than you realize.  If you suffer from incontinence, you are not alone.  People of all ages, men and women, healthy and unwell, all suffer from incontinence periodically or daily.  They live in a private residence or are in a home care setting, like a hospital or nursing home. First Quality® Prevail® Protective Underwear - Adjustable, Extra, and Super Plus

The good news is that you do not have to suffer with your incontinence.  If you are a caregiver, your ward does not have to suffer.  The solutions for daily incontinence issues are innumerable now.  In this first part of a two part series, I am going to list the most helpful incontinence supplies for living in a private home.

Tranquility® Premium OverNight™ Disposable Absorbent Underwearf you are aging, you know the importance of staying in your own home.  Home is where the heart is and it is where you feel most comfortable.  The modern adult incontinence product design is for the person who still lives at home. 

The design of these new products is so that you can put them on and take them off with little help, if any.  They are absorbent at capacities that matter, preventing any extra cleanup of chairs or beds.  Designed for you in mind, they can be reusable (if labeled so) or are durable enough to last several hours or all day or night if unsoiled.

The best way to find the right product and fit for you is to ask questions.  For example, ask if a bladder pad will work better than a diaper for someone with occasional stress incontinence, or bladder leaks, from a sneeze.  In that instance, a diaper would be too bulky, indiscreet, and unnecessary.  Many times you could be overwhelmed and won't know what kind of questions to ask.  This is when calling a company or using a LiveChat feature will help you.

A company that sells discount medical supplies is only worth their weight if they have good customer service.  The variety of options in incontinence supplies is so large that it is helpful to have direction.  If you are not selling wholesale medical supplies all day long, you can not possibly know all the options available to you.

For example, did you know that reusable underpads are available?  You wash them in your home washing machine, much like a cloth diaper for a baby.  These type of products are good as extra layers, for furniture or wheelchair cushion protection.  There are also disposable incontinence products that look like the furniture they are covering.  These are more discreet for people living at home who don’t want to feel ashamed about their bladder incontinence.

If you live at home, you may wonder about your incontinence product’s discreetness when you are out and on the go.  The great news is that these days, thicker pads don’t necessarily mean more absorbency.  There are many brands, like Tranquility, that carry products with amazing capacities and thin and trim styling.  These thinner products are less noisy, less bulky, and more discreet.  You can rest assured too that they will keep your skin dry with their moisture wicking layers. HaloShield® Reusable Underpad- Various Sizes

Also know that if you are an active person, or on the go often, what you need for the daytime may be different than what you need at night.  The same idea stands when thinking about what you need at home versus what you need outside of your home.  The wide variety of products means that you can easily find the right combination for your personal needs.  Your needs will be different than your friend’s needs so why use a one-size fits all approach. 

Modern design and technology means that there are no more one-size fits all approaches to your urinary incontinence.  Your medical supplies should be as unique to your needs as you are to the world.  Are you happy with your current adult incontinence products?