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Adult Briefs with a Better Fit

Posted by on October 29, 2015 under BladderMatters | Be the First to Comment

One of the reasons that adult briefs leak is that they don’t fit well. But what can a person do if they’re between sizes, or if they’re just more active than their brief will allow?

We recommend trying Prevail’s Stretch Fit. The main difference in these briefs from others in the Prevail product line are the tabs. The tabs stretch, creating the perfect brief for individuals who find themselves between sizes. Stretchy side panels are easy to grab, pull and attach for an adjustable fit that is secure and comfortable. Additionally, these tabs are the Easy-Lock Fastener® (ELF®) type – they grip and hold without being sticky. The entire outer cover is a refasten zone, allowing for multiple tab refastening for improved fit, accurate sizing and cost savings through reduced waste.

These briefs also have many of the features that make Prevail briefs both convenient to use and trustworthy. They have a simple design on the front of the brief that discreetly lets the user or the caregiver know what size is of the brief. The Skin Smart® Fabric on the inside of the brief is hypoallergenic and contains aloe, chamomile and vitamin E for skin wellness. Lastly, the cloth-like outer fabric on the outside of the brief means better air flow for the wearer, and makes the brief less likely to rustle when the wearer is moving.

Please keep in mind that Prevail is in the middle of a packaging change, and so your briefs may or may not arrive looking just like the package shown here. But please be assured that the product on the inside is the same quality as always!

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:

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.

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.

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.

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!

Being Smart About Incontinence

Posted by on July 29, 2014 under BladderMatters | Be the First to Comment

Adult Incontinence Supplies and reasons

Living with incontinence can be inconvenient, and can even have the potential for embarrassment. But! With the right knowledge, supplies and attitude, everything runs more smoothly and the feeling of any embarrassment becomes a thing of the past. Those who are incontinent can take action so that life can be lived on their terms.

Finding the cause:
Of course, many times, just because the cause of incontinence is known, that doesn’t mean that there’s a cure. But knowing the reason for one’s incontinence is helpful, even if only in a mental capacity. It can also help with determining what type of protection is necessary. Once the type is known, one may be able to predict the level of protection needed. A list of the types of incontinence can be found here. Getting educated: ✓

Leaks, crinkles and unsightly lines:
Most adult diaper leaks are caused by one of three things: the size is too large, a proper leg seal hasn’t been established, or the wrong type of insert has been placed in the diaper. You can find more information about these leaks and how to prevent them here. The crinkle-factor can be minimized by purchasing the right fit, and purchasing items with the words “cloth-like outer fabric,” like it says on these Prevail Per-Fit Adult Protective Underwear. The less plastic on the outside of the diaper, the less likely the wearer is to hear anything while moving. And the cloth outer fabric diapers are just as absorbent and leak-proof as plastic backed diapers.  Panty lines can be minimized by wearing more organic fabrics, and experimenting with different types of diapers. Mess and fuss: ✓

Buying adult diapers and accessories:
Many people do not enjoy the stigma that comes with purchasing adult diapers in person, whether or not they are for themselves. Ease that concern by getting all needed supplies shipped directly to your home in a discreet box. This solution is not only subtle, it’s convenient. This is a service TotalHomeCareSupplies.com offers for all customers, and all orders over $40 receive free shipping. Plus, be sure to check out our promotions page for any coupons we currently offer. Purchasing: ✓

It’s easy to be fully prepared when presented with all the facts. When you’re informed and equipped, a full life is still easily in reach.

Prevail Per-Fit for Women and Men

Posted by on July 24, 2014 under BladderMatters | Be the First to Comment

Prevail Per-Fit for Women and Men

Prevail is announcing something new in the world of adult diapers. They know that those individuals who wear protective underwear would ideally wear something that’s as close to possible as a regular pair of underpants. That’s why they’re now offering their Per-Fit products, for women and men.

These underwear are gender specific – the women’s come in a lovely light lavender color, while the men’s come in white with classic grey lines on the band. And both are created from a cloth-like material, meaning they look and feel closer to regular underwear.

Other great features of these underpants include Odor Guard® protection, which means each style has targeted absorbency zones that will whisk moisture from the skin before locking it away and neutralizing any ammonia odor.

Customers will also find these adult pull-ups more breathable. Between the specifically ventilated and breathable waist area and the higher cut on the legs, air is more able to freely migrate on the wearer.

Both the protective underwear for the women and the men are available in medium, large and extra large. Each product page provides a sizing chart so our customers can make informed decisions on what will be the best fit for them.

For those experiencing LOBC (loss of bladder control), many may find that their unique shape is better served with a pair of Per-Fit protective underwear.

At TotalHomeCareSupplies.com, shipping is completely free on all orders over $40. Orders come packaged in discreet, unmarked boxes for customer security.

Staying Cool in the Summer

Posted by on June 26, 2014 under BladderMatters | Read the First Comment


It is officially the first week of summer – and things are heating up in most parts of the country. It’s hard enough to stay cool in the summer and even harder when wearing an adult diaper for incontinence. Since staying inside where it is air-conditioned is not always an option – we have a few tips and guidelines to help beat the heat.

  1. Keep the air moving. Today’s new adult diapers are made of fabric-like material – no more plastic-backed diapers that trap the heat. Breathable briefs are typically thinner and allow for air circulation. A popular option is the Prevail Extra Adult Pull-Up that includes ventilated panels that help prevent heat build-up.
  2. Powder up. If you don’t have any skin issues – baby powder or a corn starch-type powder can help keep you feeling cool when temperatures are rising. If using a diaper with side tape tabs – be sure to not get any powder on these since it might prevent them from sticking.
  3. Keep it clean. Change your adult diaper more often in the summer and be sure to keep all areas clean. Moisture plus warmer temperatures can increase the chance of skin irritation. Be sure to carry extra disposable adult wipes during summer travels so that you are always prepared.
  4. Air it out. If time and the situation allows – take a little break between diaper changes and allow the area to get some air or wear cotton underpants for an hour or two.
  5. Dress appropriately. Cotton skirts and dresses for women and shorts for men are your best bets during the summer. Light-colored and loose fitting clothing is a great choice for beating the heat. Stay away from dark colors and synthetic (especially polyester) materials – save those for the winter months.
  6. Drink up. Becoming dehydrated is the last thing that you want. Drinking plenty of water will keep your body hydrated and better able to regulate your temperature. Many fruits and vegetables are comprised of over 90% water – so take advantage of summer produce to help with hydration.

Prevail Adult Incontinence Washcloths for Elderly Incontinence

Posted by on May 9, 2013 under BladderMatters | Be the First to Comment

WW710 Prevail Adult Washcloths

Prevail Adult Washcloths on sale at TotalHomeCareSupplies

First Quality Prevail Adult Incontinence Washcloths are designed to improve the quality of life for those managing incontinence.  Each Prevail adult washcloth is enriched with Vitamin E and Aloe to moisturize sensitive skin and maintain optimum skin health.  These incontinence washcloths are made with super strong and super soft fabric to protect fragile skin, and each large washcloth measures a comfortable 12 inches by 8 inches.  For added convenience and less waste, Prevail’s patented Single Hand Dispensing® is designed for one-handed use, ensuring that a single unfolded wipe dispenses each and every time.  These adult washcloths are ideal for anyone using adult diapers, adult pull ups, or other incontinence products on a daily basis.

  • Enriched with Vitamin E and Aloe
  • Super Strong and Super Soft Fabric
  • Comfortably Large Size
  • Single Hand Dispensing

Each pack comes with 48 adult washcloths, giving you 576 adult washcloths in a case.  At $33.96 a case, that’s less than 6 cents per washcloth!

  • SKU: FQ WW710         12IN X 8IN           576/case         $33.96

All orders come packaged in discreet, unmarked boxes for customer privacy, and shipping is completely free for all orders over $40.  Read about our Fast, Free, Discreet shipping policy here.

For more high-quality, low-cost incontinence supplies, visit TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.

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Hollister Adapt Barrier Rings

Posted by on April 4, 2013 under Ostomy Care | Be the First to Comment

Total Home Care Supplies proudly offers Hollister ostomy supplies at discount prices!   If you’re looking for a sting-free alternative to paste, we recommend Hollister Adapt Barrier Rings.

Hollister Adapt Barrier Rings

Hollister Adapt Barrier Rings on sale at TotalHomeCareSupplies.com

Hollister Adapt Barrier Rings are ideal for individuals with sensitive skin or limited dexterity.  The shape of ring can be stretched or molded to fit the shape of your stoma.  They can also be cut, bent, or stacked together to improve the fit of the skin barrier.  Adapt Barrier Rings create a smooth skin surface so that the ostomy appliance fits more securely, prolonging skin barrier wear time.  Hollister Barrier Rings help protect sensitive skin by create a tighter seal and preventing irritating discharge from getting under the barrier.

Best-Selling Features:

  • Sting-free alternative to paste
  • Stretchable and moldable to create custom shapes
  • Can be cut, bent, and stacked to improve the fit of the skin barrier
  • Ideal for individuals with sensitive skin or limited dexterity
  • Prolongs skin barrier wear time

Total Home Care Supplies offers Hollister Adapt Barrier rings in two stretchable sizes:

  1. HS 7805       2 inch (48mm) Outer Diameter       10/Box       $49.32
  2. HS 7806       4 inch (98mm) Outer Diameter       10/Box       $49.32

For more Hollister products and ostomy supplies, visit TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.  We offer reliable, fast, discreet shipping on all orders – and orders over $40 ship completely free, guaranteed!  For ostomy resources and assistance, please visit our Ostomy Care blog on TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.

What is a HCPCS Code?

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 What are HCPCS Codes?

Thinking boy with question marksHCPCS, or “hic-pics”, stands for “Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System” numbers.  These codes are used by Medicare and Medicaid to standardize and monitor healthcare procedures and medical supplies.  HCPCS Codes are assigned to every service a medical practitioner provides you, from a flu vaccination (90658) to a routine physical (99214) to surgery!  These are called HCPCS Level I codes, and are usually a series of five numbers.   HCPCS Level I codes may also be referred to as CPT codes, since they’re based on the CPT Codes (Current Procedural Technology codes) developed by the American Medical Association.

HCPCS codes are also assigned to non-physician medical services (such as an ambulance ride), and medical items and supplies.  These are called HCPCS Level II codes, and are also five digits – although these codes are alphanumeric, and usually begin with a letter followed by four numbers.  The letter at the beginning of the HCPCS Level II codes refers to a specific medical grouping, such as “V2020” (vision and hearing services) or “T1000” (codes used by the state Medicaid agency).

As a patient, you can find find HCPCS / CPT Codes in a number of places.  You might receive a piece of paper after an appointment with your doctor that reviews your visit, with a long list of HCPCS codes (possible services your doctor provided) – and some of them circled.   Or if your appointment requires additional billing from your doctor or your health insurance, HCPCS codes should be on those bills.  If you receive a bill from either your doctor or your health insurance without these codes, you have every right to contact the sender and request a statement that includes the codes.  A savvy healthcare consumer can keep an eye on these codes to make sure that your insurance (and your co-pays and co-insurances) are paying only for the services you received!

At this time, Total Home Care Supplies does not courtesy bill insurance, but by clicking on your order history, you can see the HCPCS codes of all the products that you use.

To shop for home health care supplies, visit TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.  We know you have many options when you shop, and we work hard to offer you the newest brand-name incontinence, ostomy, urological and wound products at affordable prices.

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Hollister New Image 2pc Flextend Skin Barrier Cut-to-Fit

Posted by on April 2, 2013 under Ostomy Care | Be the First to Comment

Top Rated Hollister Ostomy Skin Barriers

Looking for Hollister ostomy supplies?  For tender, post-operative abdomens and utmost security, customers prefer the Hollister New Image 2pc Flextend Skin Barrier Cut-to-Fit!

Hollister New Image 2pc Flextend Skin Barrier CTF

Hollister New Image 2pc Flextend Skin Barrier Cut-to-Fit on sale at TotalHomeCareSupplies.com

These Hollister ostomy skin barriers with built-in convexity provide added security and skin protection for recessed, retracted and flush stomas.  The patented “Floating Flange” locking system allows fingers to slide under the flange for support while attaching the pouch to the barrier, eliminating pressure on tender, post-operative abdomens.

The Flextend skin barrier is an extended wear, synthetic skin barrier that provides skin protection from irritating discharge for an extended wear time, and its tapered edges eliminates the need for tape.  Cut-to-fit openings make these barriers easily customizable for uniquely shaped stomas.


  • • Flextend (extended wear) Skin Barrier protects sensitive skin from discharge
  • • Cut-to-Fit for uniquely shaped stomas
  • • Avoid adhesive sensitivities with the No-Tape Border
  • • Floating Flange for tender, post-operative abdomens

These Cut-to-Fit Hollister New Image 2pc Flextend Skin Barriers are part of a 2-piece ostomy system.  Total Home Care Supplies sells these barriers in four sizes:

  1. HS 14602        1 3/4 (44MM)FLG      5/BX   $30.06
  2. HS 14603        2 1/4 FLANGE           5/BX   $30.06           
  3. HS 14606        4″FLANGE 2PC         5/BX   $53.30           
  4. HS 14604        2 3/4″ FLANGE          5/BX   $30.06

For more Hollister ostomy products and all ostomy supplies, visit  Total Home Care Supplies.  We offer reliable, fast, discreet shipping on all orders – and orders over $40 ship completely free, guaranteed!

For additional ostomy resources and assistance, please visit our Ostomy Care blog on TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.


Coloplast Brava Protective Sheets

Posted by on April 1, 2013 under Ostomy Care | Be the First to Comment

Total Home Care Supplies is proud to stock Coloplast Brava ostomy supplies!  For outstanding skin protection and comfort, try Coloplast Brava Protective Sheets.

Coloplast Brava Skin Barrier

Coloplast Brava Protective Sheets on sale at TotalHomeCareSupplies.com

The Brava Protective Sheet is a hydrocolloid skin barrier that protects peristomal skin and provides a ready surface for your ostomy appliance. Made of a soft, moldable material, this flexible skin barrier conforms to body contours and movements without leaking. With 3-way stretch technology, Coloplast Brava skin barriers provide total skin protection around stomas, draining wounds, and other areas subject to skin irritation or breakdown.

Coloplast Brava Protective Sheets are easy to apply around the stoma, and are latex-free.  These skin barriers may be used to protect both calm and irritated skin from stoma output.

Brava Skin Barrier Features:

  • Soft, moldable material
  • Extremely flexible to follow body contours
  • Balanced adhesive holds firmly but is easily removed
  • Ideal for use around stomas, draining wounds or any area subject to skin irritation

TotalHomeCareSupplies.com offers Coloplast Brava Protective Sheets in three sizes:

  1. CT 32205       8 x 8 inches (20 x 20 CM)       5/Box         $62.10
  2. CT 32105       4 x 4 inches (10 x 10 CM)       1/Each       $3.53
  3. CT 32155       6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 CM)       5/Box         $36.05

For more Brava products and ostomy supplies, visit TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.  We offer reliable, fast, discreet shipping on all orders – and orders over $40 ship completely free, guaranteed!  For ostomy resources and assistance, please visit our Ostomy Care blog on TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.