Caring for an aging or disabled family member or friend is a challenging undertaking, especially if you are trying to balance the needs of keeping your day job and taking care of other family members.Read More
5/17/13 10:23 AM
5/15/13 5:16 PM
As the home caregiver, it might take some time adjusting to satisfying the hygienic needs of a patient with incontinence. For a homebound patient, such as an elderly person who has survived a stroke, suffering from incontinence is hard to bear. This is a medical limitation that challenges a person’s sense of dignity, and that person may not want your help.
In the role of caregiver, make all of the difference in the world by performing your job on a schedule, and if your patient is uncomfortable, with a minimum of dialogue. But you do need to communicate with the patient to find out which personal hygiene products are most comfortable.
Your job is easier when you trust quality names in adult underwear from your online medical supplier. You need to look for products, such as disposable briefs or washable underwear, which will keep a patient dry and clean for a few hours. When you and your patient need to get some sleep, your patient can wear nighttime underwear.
Look for name brand products to manage incontinence, such as prevail underwear, first quality briefs, kendall diapers, and mociare super briefs.
Each diaper or brief product should fit a patient well, so as not to cause irritation to the skin in sensitive areas. Some adult patients may also prefer one type of diaper or underwear over another. Choose the right type of material that feels right and minimizes complaints, especially from patients who cannot change their own pants or bed linens.Read More
5/15/13 5:03 PM
Urine incontinence is not something that is uncommon. There are innumerable people who experience this though very few of them mention about it in the open. People who suffer from this problem will not be able to control their urge to urinate. This can often lead to public embarrassment is proper measures are not taken to tackle the problem.
One of the best solutions to the problem is to use adult diapers which are easily available in the market today. These diapers are very easy to use are also are comfortable. Adult diapers, sometimes referred to as adult briefs are made using materials that can absorb liquid easily. Generally comprising of materials that are used to make towels, these diapers are designed to perfection to suit the wearer. There are both reusable briefs and disposable briefs available in the market today. While the former needs to be cleaned every time it gets wet, the latter just needs to be disposed once it gets wet.Read More
5/6/13 2:24 PM
Some patients find it difficult to be independent, but they continue to remain at home. Their loving family members provide daily care so that they can enjoy the comforts of home. Other adults are able to care for themselves, but they still need adult diapers to deal with the medical problems of incontinence and involuntary urination. With adult diapers that fit correctly, both types of patients can get out of the house and enjoy life without letting these problems diminish their quality of life.Read More
5/6/13 2:04 PM
If you are wearing adult diapers or caring for a patient at home who must wear adult diapers, it is important to be aware of the proper usage of these medical supplies. While well-fitting diapers are important, it’s also important to change diapers regularly. You want to ensure that the human skin in the diaper area is not adversely affected by prolonged exposure to blood, urine, or feces, which can be a potential source of irritation and/or infection.Read More
5/6/13 2:01 PM
If bed-wetting is a problem, one solution is to protect a patient’s home mattress with a plastic, rubber, or nylon pad (placed strategically under a fitted bed sheet). Remove the wet sheets and clean the synthetic pad with a mild detergent or soap and water.
If you are trying to save money on adult diapers, you can purchase reusable bed pads from an online medical supplier. Reusable pads for the bedridden patient are easy to launder in the washing machine.
If you have at least two pads, the patient wetting the bed will not cause you to lose much sleep at night. You just change the pad and wash the soiled pad at a convenient time.Read More
5/1/13 8:59 AM
Why would you want to pay more than you need to for incontinent products for the person in your home or medical facility? Incontinence products are designed to keep adults and children free of soiled underpants. Some products are also designed to minimize the soiling of bed linens and mattresses.
When you want to choose products that will make it easy to keep waste from a patient’s skin, it is important to first consider the patient’s self-care issues. Some patients will be able to use the facilities, and only require assistance getting to and from the toilet during their waking hours. These patients may only require a product such as an adult diaper, when they go to sleep. Perhaps they have involuntary incontinence when they are asleep. Other patients may require heavy duty protection for accidents.Read More