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Helping Your Loved One Better Manage Incontinence

Dana Larsen
By Dana LarsenSeptember 4, 2012
Helping Your Loved One With Incontinence

By: Julie Davis

Incontinence is a challenge, but it is easier to live with if you have the right products. If you’re a caregiver for someone with incontinence, you might find that the choice of incontinence items is overwhelming—where do you start? The first step is to determine the needs of your loved one. These can differ depending on whether you’re caregiving in your home (and therefore need all the basics) or are adding to the care given in a senior housing setting (and might need to fill in with special items).

Choosing the Right Incontinence Products

The senior care facility may provide basic incontinence briefs—commonly called adult diapers—but they might not be absorbent enough overnight when special undergarments are a must. Supplied briefs might not be as tailored to individual size as they could be (a common cause of leaks). Maybe your loved one’s incontinence is only minor—are discrete absorbent pads available? Very important incontinence care products may be entirely up to you to buy; these include protective skin creams, often called barrier creams, which prevent irritation to sensitive skin, and specific cleansers and fresheners that also remove any odors.

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Getting Help From A Professional Supplier

The next step is to go shopping where you can find a complete selection, all in one place. At www.parentgiving.com, you get the widest choice of incontinence care items and, just as vital, the answers to all your questions about choosing and using them. It’s a comprehensive, one-stop online store that offers not only all incontinence essentials, but also the information you need to understand the differences between products and between brands. Helping you find and pick the right incontinence products and providing easy ordering is why Parentgiving was created. With a detailed buyers’ guide as well as product listings by size and by sex, you can shop the selection at your own pace, and in complete privacy. Parentgiving also offers live customer service with a staff of knowledgeable representatives to answer individual questions without any embarrassment; they’re available during regular business hours at 1-888-746-2107.

Do you have experience with this? What has worked well in your situation? We’d love to hear in the comments below…

About the Author:

Julie Davis is the chief content officer for www.parentgiving.com, dedicated to the health and wellness needs of seniors and their caregivers, both near and far. In addition to the online store, Parentgiving offers hundreds of informative articles that allow people to age well as well as practical tools for all the activities of daily living for those who want to stay independent as well as those with limited mobility. Julie has been a health and fitness editor for over 25 years, has written over 50 books and developed more than two dozen magazines and websites.

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