Talking about incontinence with your spouse or aging parent can be very difficult. Even though incontinence is one of the most common diagnoses in aging adults, it is also one of the least talked about. However, action must be taken if you notice that your loved one is in need of these specialty products.
After getting your loved one to a doctor and getting a proper diagnosis, your next step will be to determine the right incontinence products for them. There are many items to choose from including adult diapers or absorbent briefs, antimicrobial cleansers and disposable mattress pads.
Adult diapers come in many shapes and sizes. For the active adult, there are absorbent briefs that come in a pull-up design and look much like traditional underwear. The most common is the traditional adult diaper that has detachable tabs, is super absorbent and is disposable and many diaper designs in between.
For incontinence, there is also a full line of specialized cleansers and creams to keep your loved one’s skin clean, odor-free and healthy. Choose from antimicrobial cleansers that wash away any germs and clean the skin completely without making the skin dry and irritated. Special creams also act as an antimicrobial cleanser that takes away order, but also moisturizes the skin to keep it healthy.
Finally, your loved one may also need an absorbent mattress sheet or disposable pad for extra coverage during the night. Taking these steps will ensure your loved one’s health and safety while avoiding the embarrassment of having an accident.
We hope this helps and would love to hear from you. Please share with us your experiences with incontinence products and what has worked best for you or your loved one.