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Product Reviews on TotalHomeCareSupplies.com

Posted by on March 10, 2016 under BladderMatters, Ostomy Care, Very Urological | Be the First to Comment

Product Reviews

Hey – let’s check in with a few product reviews, shall we?

Review of Ca-Rezz Cream
“Mother-in-law has very very dry skin on her legs and we’ve tried all kinds of different creams. The aids at the assisted living said to her after she started using this ‘Whatever your’re doing don’t stop because it’s doing an amazing job’. That’s a #1 rating if you ask me.”

Review of Prevail Belted Shield
“Exactly what I was looking for.”

Review of Hollister New Image 2-pc Convex Flextend Barrier Cut-to-Fit
“I have tried several brands of ostomy bags, and Hollister New Image Flextend is the only one that lasts more days. I have to change mine every 4 days. My output is liquid consistency due to my recent surgery and liquid diet. I have to use strip paste in addition to prevent leakages.
Easy to use.”

Review of First Quality Adult Briefs
“Just GREAT!”

Review of Hollister M9 Deodorizer Drops
“I used this product in the 1980 when I first had to have an Ostomy and it was great then and everything that I have tried never really did the job. then I found this site and was able to locate the Product and have been over joyed ever since, it really does work and only a few drops and no odor. Fantastic!!!!”

Review of Dale Foley Tube Catheter Leg Band
“My mother has difficulty using her hands and hand strength and this was just what she needed so she could do it herself!”

Review of Secure Personal Care Waterproof Sheeting
“This was exactly what I was looking for. My father is 93 years old and completely incontinent. We, of course, have a pad on his bed at night, but it was not big enough to protect the sheet and mattress cover. Therefore, we were having to wash all of it most every day. Thanks for providing a great product.”

Thanks so much for the great reviews, everyone! If you’d like to write some of your own to help out your fellow customers, feel free. Just follow the links on each individual product page.

Links for the Spinal Cord Injury Community

Posted by on January 28, 2016 under Resources, Very Urological | Be the First to Comment

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The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center released figures from 2015 that state: “Given the current population size of 313 million people in the U.S., it is estimated that the annual incidence of spinal cord injury (SCI) is approximately 40 cases per million population in the U.S. or approximately 12,500 new SCI cases each year.” Many individuals with a spinal cord injury often use urological supplies, which we here at TotalHomeCareSupplies.com offer our customers. With that in mind, let’s explore several of the informational and supportive sites online for those with the injury, and please comment below if you have others you’d like us to add!

United Spinal Association
From their About Page: “United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including veterans, and providing support and information to loved ones, care providers and professionals.”

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
Their mission statement: “The Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.”

UAB Spinal Cord Injury Model System
“The University of Alabama at Birmingham Spinal Cord Injury Model System (UAB-SCIMS) maintains this Information Network as a resource to promote knowledge in the areas of research, health and quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries, their families, and SCI-related professionals.”

Mayo Clinic
The Mayo Clinic offers definitions, symptoms, test explanations, complications, what to expect from the condition and from doctors appointments and more.

Medline Plus – Spinal Cord Injuries
This government site has a basic explanation of the condition, resources to learn more, videos, research, and patient handouts.

MedicineNet
This site is part of the WebMD family, and their About Page states they’re: “an online, healthcare media publishing company. We provide easy-to-read, in-depth, authoritative medical information for consumers via its robust, user-friendly, interactive website.”

Spinal Cord Injury Zone
This site is a “not-for-profit Spinal Cord Injury educational Knowledge Base. The mission of The Spinal Cord Injury Zone is to archive important Spinal Cord Injury News and Spinal Cord Injury Information for education and awareness.” They also offer personal stories of those with spinal cord injuries.

Products Offered at Total Home Care Supplies

Posted by on February 3, 2015 under BladderMatters, Caregiver Corner, Everything Baby, Ostomy Care, Very Urological | Be the First to Comment

Elder care, after surgery care

Every so often, it’s helpful to take a look at the variety of products that we offer on TotalHomeCareSupplies.com. While all of our products are well-made and user-friendly, they all differ so much it’s easy to forget all that we carry. So let’s take a look, one category at a time:

Incontinence
Our incontinence products are our biggest sellers, and we’re proud that so many people get the items for their independence from us. Along with the standard adult diapers (also known as briefs) and protective underwear (also known as pull-ups), we also have pads and liners. For light bladder leakage, a pad can be more freeing than a brief. Underpads (AKA chux) are available in a variety of sizes, along with gloves and many kinds of incontinence wash.

Ostomy
When it comes to ostomy products, we have many of the most popular items and brands. We have both drainable and closed-end pouches. We have 90 barriers with flanges, so you’ll be able to find the product that works best for you. And we have an assortment of accessories, including stoma powder, pouch closures and odor eliminator drops – the Hollister bottle of drops has great reviews.

Urological
You can find wholesale pricing on many of the catheters, leg bags and irrigation systems we offer. Our catheters are diverse, from external items to straight tip catheters and coude catheters. You can also find the major brands, like Mentor-Coloplast, Bard and Hollister.

Wound
We have all the supplies you’ll need for your particular injury, or to fill up your first aid kit. On top of the basic items like tape, wipes and bandages, we have gauze, foam dressings and wound cleansers. If you have a checklist of the things you’ll need to properly heal a surgery wound, you can find it on TotalHomeCareSupplies.com

Baby Supplies
In addition to our adult diapers, we also carry baby diapers. Cuties diapers come in sizes newborn to size six. We also have breast pumps and a selection of accessories to accompany the pumps.

That’s about it. We know, it’s a lot of options! We hope we have everything that you’re looking for when it comes to home care supplies, but if not, we’d love to hear what we’re missing in the comments below!

More Product Reviews

Posted by on December 24, 2014 under BladderMatters, Ostomy Care, Very Urological | Be the First to Comment

Customer opinions

We took a look at some of our product reviews back in August but as we get new reviews in all the time, we thought the topic worth another visit.

Please keep in mind that all of our products are available to review right on their page. Not only do we love the feedback about the items we carry, reviewing can help your fellow customers know more about a product. We try to create product descriptions that are helpful to all customers, but those of you who are using them have the best knowledge about them!

Review of Prevail Adjustable Underwear:
“My husband needed after Prostate cancer surgery and found this brand best fit and most comfortable for larger size man.”

Review of Hollister Adapt Paste:
“My son was born with gastroschesis, which is a birth defect were the intestines grow out of the body in utero. He had his first surgery an hour after birth and now has a colostomy. He makes in a bag until his reversal surgery. The bag was constantly leaking and pulling away from his skin. I was changing it at least 5 times a day. My surgeon told me about Adapt which keeps the round and bag secure for at least 24 hours. This product changed everything.”

Review of Dale Foley Tube Catheter Leg Band:
“…This is probably the best product of its kind on the market. I have used it for years and prefer it over anything else. They are washable and can be bleached to disinfect. One will last me at least two months.”

We love these positive reviews, but we are aware that not all products work perfectly for everyone. A recent comment on one of our skin barriers for ostomates told us that while they found the product easy to fit and durable, and called it a good product, that they found it difficult to remove. In that case, we would recommend another skin barrier for that person, as different adhesives can affect various skin types in unexpected ways.

If you have an opinion on one of our products, we ask that you head over to TotalHomeCareSupplies.com and tell us!

Product Reviews – Thanks!

Posted by on August 6, 2014 under BladderMatters, Ostomy Care, Very Urological | Read the First Comment

Check out these incontinence and ostomy product reviews.

We think we carry the best possible incontinence, ostomy and urological products out there.

But you don’t have to take OUR word for it.

We love it when our customers review our products. It lets their fellow customers know specifics of the product and first-hand accounts of using them. We thought we’d highlight a few of these reviews in today’s post. When you finish, please feel free to write some reviews of your own!

Review of First Quality Prevail Adult Briefs:
“I have used this particular brand of briefs for many years and I highly recommend them. They’re absorbent and not too bulky. They’re comfortable and really are the best brief out there.”

Review of Hollister New Image 2pc Flextend Skin Barrier CTF:
“I love these flanges this inside portion is protected by what appears to be plastic covering over the barrier. The ease of use and the outer sticky tape helps hold the flange and barrier are in place. Rarely does it become un-sticky even in the shower. I would recommend them and I’ve tried many types.”

Review  of Dale Foley Tube Catheter Leg Band:
“This is the best way to hold a cath tube in place. Have used many and found nothing better.”

While we of course love positive reviews, we want to hear about all the types of experiences that our customers have with our products. We use these reviews when considering which products and product lines we should sell, and will sometimes pass on the comments to the manufacturer. Our goal is your satisfaction with everything we sell.

For instance, this review of ConvaTec Aloe Vesta Perineal Skin Cleanser helps us know that there’s another product out there that a customer would like us to carry:
“Great product although it’s hard to spray[,] a foaming product would be better. Hospitals carry the liquid foaming that is what I really was looking for.”
(That cleansing foam can be found here.)

So if you have an opinion on a product you’re using, it’d be great if you’d head over to TotalHomeCareSupplies.com and write it up! Thanks in advance!

How to Apply a Male External Catheter

Posted by on August 15, 2012 under Very Urological | Be the First to Comment

Mentor-Coloplast Clear Advantage External Catheter

Prepare Skin: The skin should be dry and clean, as well as free from lotion or moisturizers.  Trim the area of pubic hair and use a protectant wipe to clean the area if necessary.

Catheter Size: Use a sizing guide to measure the circumference and length to determine the correct size of the external catheter needed.  Four common circumference sizes are available in standard length condom catheters, sport length condom catheters, and long length catheters.

Apply Catheter: Place the catheter on the head of the penis, keeping 1/4″ – 3/4″ gap between the penis and outlet tube.  Hold the catheter in place with one hand, while gently unrolling the catheter towards the base of the penis.  Gently squeeze the catheter around the shaft of the penis for a few seconds to ensure adhesion.  Additional adhesive maybe necessary.

 Leg Bag or Urine Drainage Bag: Connect the catheter to the urine collection system by inserting the plastic connector of the tubing into the full length of the catheter tip.

Removal:  External male catheters should be changed daily, including a thorough skin inspection to ensure skin integrity.  To remove, detach the catheter from the urine collection system.  Carefully roll the catheter off.  If needed, use warm water or adhesive remover to aid in the removal process.  Wash skin thoroughly with warm water and soap.  Dry skin thoroughly, inspect and then re-apply new catheter.

Where To Buy Coloplast Freedom Clear Male External Catheters | TotalHomeCareSupplies.com

Posted by on June 14, 2012 under Very Urological | Be the First to Comment

TotalHomeCareSupplies.com is your source for Coloplast Freedom Clear Male External Catheters at a very affordable price!  Customers and caregivers, alike have fallen in love with our discounted prices and large selection of male external catheters, delivered fast and discreet!

Coloplast Freedom Clear Male External Catheter is especially designed for a clear view of the skin and a one piece, self-adhering sheath style for a secure fit.  This latex-free male external cathether offers breathability with an ultra thin silicone material. Freedom Clear Male External Catheter is designed with a kink-resistant nozzle to eliminate tubing disconnects. 

Coloplast Freedom Clear Male External Catheter

 

  NR 5100 Size Small 23MM  $1.76 each

  NR 5200 Size Medium  28MM  $1.76 each

  NR 5400 Size Large 35MM  $1.76 each

 

Click here to view all male external catheters in-stock and ready to ship at TotalHomeCareSupplies.com

Choosing A Male External Catheter

Posted by on April 6, 2012 under Very Urological | Be the First to Comment

It’s a common practice among new male external catheter users to try several styles before getting comfortable and settling into a preferred brand.

At TotalHomeCareSupplies.com, we make it easy and affordable for people to try several styles to find the best option. Male external catheters are priced just under $2 each.

Popular male external cathether manufacturers include Coloplast Mentor, Hollister, Kendall and Teleflex Rusch.

Most popular male external catheter brands include:

  • Clear Advantage | This clear, silicone one piece male external catheter is designed for maximum wear time and easy visual inspection of the skin. Hypoallergenic and latex free.
  • Freedom Clear | Clear material allows for easy inspection of the skin and self-adhering feature.  A comfortable choice offering the highest level of breathability for the skin. Latex free. Also available in long seal (LS) for a longer length adhesive seal on a thin sheath with kink-resistant nozzle.
  • Gizmo | Interesting name, great product. This soft, natural latex catheter has a single side adhesive strip, to avoid adhesive touching the skin. Twistproof with a reinforced funnel end.

Along with male external catheters, tubing and drainage bags are essential. TotalHomeCareSupplies.com is a one stop shop for all your urological accessories, all at economical prices and the convenience of online ordering, 24/7.