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The Benefits of Adult Diapers

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

Adult briefs

When it comes to choosing a type of incontinence product, the main question is adult diapers (AKA briefs) or protective underwear (AKA pull-ups or pull-ons). Briefs can have their advantages over protective underwear, depending on the lifestyle of the wearer.

One advantage is: briefs offer the ability to put on and take off the item without the removal of pants or shoes. This is helpful for both caregivers who are the ones helping their care with the briefs, or for individuals who need to be able to change their briefs while out and about. Many of our customers find the First Quality Adult Briefs easy to use, with their Easy Lock Fasteners (ELF), that can be reused to reposition and are not sticky. These are available in cases, or as a sample to find the right size.

Additionally, briefs are available in larger sizes than pull-ups. The Prevail Bariatric Brief is available in two sizes: A is for waist sizes from 62 inches to 73 inches and B is for waist sizes up to 94 inches. Size A is also available as a sample so the user can get the perfect fit.

Briefs can also provide more absorbency than regular protective underwear, which can be great for overnight usage. Tranquilty’s All-Thru-the-Night Brief offers extra absorbency, so the wearer’s skin is not compromised by staying wet for hours.

But, if you’re looking for a product that provides many of the benefits of briefs, with the secure and underwear-like fit of protective underwear, we recommend Prevail’s Adjustable Underwear. They come with reattachable side tabs that open.

We’d love to hear your feedback on any of these products, or others that we offer on TotalHomeCareSupplies.com. Feel free to comment below, or review the products on their individual pages.

The Benefits of Protective Underwear

Posted by on November 17, 2014 under BladderMatters | Be the First to Comment

Adult pull-ups vs. adult diapers.

When a decision needs to be made about what kind of incontinence supplies to purchase, there are many options. One of these is pads and liners. These work great for mild incontinence: they’re easy to adjust to, they keep the wearer in their regular underpants and they’re best for the skin. But when incontinence is moderate to heavy, a pull-up or a brief becomes a better choice.

Protective underwear, AKA pull-ups, have their advantages over briefs, depending on the lifestyle of the wearer and their own personal preferences.

Many types of protective underwear, including our best-selling Prevail Extra Adult Pull-Up, offer cloth-like material as the outer shell. Not only does this material mean better skin health for the wearer, because of the breathability, it is quieter than plastic-backed briefs. Additionally, its stretchability creates a better and more secure fit for the wearer.

There is also protective underwear available that is gender-specific, like the Prevail Per-Fit for Men and Women. This is a feature you will not find in regular adult diapers. Each of these products is designed to look more like the standard underwear of that gender, and the dimensions of each product were created to conform more to that body type.

Additionally, protective underwear can be disposed of just as easily as adult diapers. Almost all of them have tear-away sides, so it’s easy to just rip those sides apart and remove the pull-up. And if you’re looking for a product that provides many of the benefits of protective underwear, with the ability to put the item on while not removing pants, check out Prevail’s Adjustable Underwear. They come with reattachable side tabs that you open to put the underwear on, and still provide a secure and underwear-like fit.

What advantages have you found with protective underwear?

Product Samples We Offer

Posted by on October 10, 2014 under BladderMatters | Be the First to Comment

Information and links for diaper samples.

Starting to use a new product or switching to a different brand can be a daunting task. Not least because sizes can vary between brands, or you may not know where to start. While all our incontinent product sizes are based on waist size, a product may rise too high on the hips or be otherwise uncomfortable. For this reason, we offer samples of our products. Check out our most popular:

Prevail Extra Adult Pull-Up Sample
This protective underwear comes in five sizes, from small to 2XL, with a range of a waist sizes from 20 to 80 inches. These pull-ups are our top sellers, and we want to make sure that our customers are satisfied with them before they order a case.

Prevail Underpad Sample 30 x 30 Sample
No worries with a perfect fit for your body, but what if you wanted to check out how the underpad (also known as chux) fits on your favorite chair? If it was comfortable to sleep on? You can answer both these questions (and more) quickly, with the two samples that arrive in this pack.

Cuties Baby Diapers Sample
Just because your baby’s diaper is getting tighter, does that mean you’re ready to move up to the next size? Are you ready to buy and use that new case of the next size up, or will it have to spend some time in that already too full closet? Make life easier by having a few sizes of diapers handy. Cuties come in sizes from Newborn to size six (over 35 pounds) so you should be set through all those growth spurts.

The best part about our Prevail product samples? They cost three dollars for the sample and come with a nine dollars off coupon! So once you do pick what type and size you want, you’ll save right away!

Talking with Others About Incontinence

Posted by on September 2, 2014 under BladderMatters | Be the First to Comment

Letting another person know about your incontinence doesn't have to be awkward.

Discussing incontinence with your doctor is one thing. Talking about it with family and friends is another. It suddenly goes from being a medical issue to a personal one. Depending on your family, you likely don’t know the details of their bathroom habits. So why should they get to know yours?

Telling a friend or a family member can be beneficial for several reasons. You might find it somewhat therapeutic to share this detail with someone you’re close to. Or it could just be easier than trying to hide the problem.

When you take charge and tell that person, you’re taking control of the situation. If you don’t act embarrassed, the other person will likely follow your lead. If you are considering talking to someone about the issue, keep this in mind: how would you feel if someone came to you and told you they were incontinent? You’d probably just say “Okay.” As a contributor put it on the site IncontinentSupport.org, “[…]really I guess that is the way it should be – what difference does it make to me if someone I barely know is wearing a diaper? Big whoop.”

An explanation may be helpful as well. Although it’s up to you how much detail you want to share about your incontinence, your friend or loved one may be better able to process that information if you tell them how you came to be incontinent. Even a simple explanation of “I was in a car accident,” or “it’s a side effect of surgery,” can be helpful in their understanding of the condition.

Who knows about your incontinence should be up to you. At TotalHomeCareSupplies.com, our incontinence supplies are inconspicuous enough so no one can tell what you’re wearing  – unless you tell them.

The History of Adult Diapers

Posted by on August 8, 2014 under BladderMatters | Be the First to Comment

All about the adult diapers in the past.

The advances in adult incontinence products over just the past several years have come so far. There are now cloth-backed briefs that allow for air flow and leakage protection. There are underpads that can handle more liquid than imaginable. And there’s even gender-specific protective underwear that look more like regular underwear than ever. The improvements are convenient and there are always more on the way.

But how did we get here, to this place of convenience? Let’s take a look back.

Disposable diapers weren’t introduced until the 1940’s. Everything before that point was cloth. There’s not a lot of information about the prevalence of adult incontinence supplies during this time of change (so if you have any information, please be sure to comment below!). There is some anecdotal evidence about the US Army, Air Force and Marines using adult diapers during long-term or potentially chemically dangerous missions.

Kimberly Clark introduced their line of baby diapers in 1978, and in 1984 they created the Depend line, which began by manufacturing liners for adult incontinence. While Depend was one of the first to create specifically targeted adult incontinence products, many others quickly followed suit when they recognized the market need. First Quality, maker of Prevail, introduced their adult incontinence briefs in 1990.

Since then, with the baby boomers growing into a lively older age, the market need has grown even more, and innovation to keep people as comfortable and active as possible has grown as well.

Camping Checklist

Posted by on August 1, 2014 under BladderMatters | Be the First to Comment

Incontinence Camping Tips

Anyone going camping during this last month or so of summer? If you are, and you need incontinence supplies, there are some some extra items to add to the checklist. Here are a few items that are either essential or helpful. First up, something that everyone should have whenever heading out of the house for the tent life:

1)      Bath Wipes
These unscented, hypoallergenic wipes are extra large, so you’ll only need one for each person each day (initially, at least, as they will also come in handy after meals to clean faces and hands). Each washcloth has more than enough moisture to cleanse thoroughly. They come eight to a pack, but they’re so inexpensive, two packs might be a good choice even for a short trip.

2)      Flashlights, Paper Towels, Can Openers
There are many other convenient items that you could probably get away with forgetting, but these three are pretty much the most essential, besides the tent. Pack these items a few days beforehand to make sure they don’t get lost in the shuffle of last minute packing.

3)      Underpads
A wonderful accessory when camping and experiencing incontinence issues. If you have been employing reusable underpads at home, get a pack of disposable underpads for the trip. While reusable underpads are less expensive in the long run and better for the environment, the convenience of disposable is great for camping. They’ll make the mornings so much easier and with Prevail underpads, you only need one layer at a time.

4)      Games
Chatting by the campfire is ideal, but you want to make sure you have a back-up option in case the talk starts to slow. Take some card games, but nothing large or that requires a board. Then you’ll know that you’re ready to provide the outdoor entertainment once the sun goes down.

5)      Extra Incontinence Supplies
That may sound bulky, but it doesn’t need to be. Just be smart about it. Pack everything you may need (extra briefs, wipes, gloves, creams, washes and disposable bags) into one bag, like a small gym bag. Have a really large tube of cream? Just take what you need by putting some into a travel sized bottle. Keep in mind that because your schedule and activity amount may change during your vacation, your supply needs might change as well.

Having everything securely packed will make you able to relax and appreciate your vacation. Last tip: if you have multiple bags, during packing time, note which item was place in which bag. Then take that list with you. It will save time later and you’ll know exactly what you packed. Enjoy your trip!

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.

Incontinence Supplies for Seniors: Discreet Alternatives to Adult Diapers

Posted by on May 22, 2013 under BladderMatters | Read the First Comment

Adult incontinence can be a sensitive topic for many seniors.  For some of our elderly loved ones, the thought of wearing an adult diaper is a stressful, anxiety-building issue.  Fortunately, there are quite a few product choices that offer discreet, comfortable incontinence protection while providing the look and feel of real underwear.  TotalHomeCareSupplies is pleased to offer a large variety of incontinence supplies with convenient home delivery, free shipping, and monthly promotions for even greater savings.

For those who prefer to avoid adult diapers, adult protective underwear and adult pull-ups provide excellent alternatives.  Here are a few incontinence products that our independent senior community has shared as their favorites:


Per-Fit Adult Protective Underwear

Per-Fit Adult Protective Underwear on sale at TotalHomeCareSupplies.com

PerFit Adult Protective Underwear

Average user rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars, 92% would recommend these to a friend.

These adult pull-ups provide maximum leakage protection and lasting comfort.  Per-Fit Adult Protective Underwear are designed with a soft, comfortable, cloth-like outer fabric to reduce noise for wearer discretion.  Ventilated waist panels improve skin health and comfort by reducing heat build-up.  Per-Fit pull-ups offer the same features and performance of your favorite drug store brand at an economical price.

Per-Fit Adult Protective Underwear come in three sizes:

  • FQ PF-512            Medium (34-44 inch waist)          80/Case     $42.00
  • FQ PF-513            Large (44-58 inch waist)             72/Case     $49.00
  • FQ PF-514            Extra Large (58-68 inch waist)    56/Case     $38.00


Prevail Extra Adult Pull Up

Prevail Extra Adult Pull Up on sale at TotalHomeCareSupplies.com

Prevail Extra Absorbency Underwear 

Average user rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars, 98% would recommend these to a friend.

First Quality Prevail Extra Adult Pull-Ups are comfortable, discreet, and very easy to use.  These pull-ups are designed for men and women who want the look and feel of underwear, not diapers.   The extra-breathable, cloth-like hypoallergenic fabric is enriched with Aloe, Chamomile and Vitamin E for skin wellness, while odor guard technology neutralizes odor.  An innovative thin core with a quick wick layer pulls moisture away from the skin while providing excellent leakage protection.

First Quality Prevail Extra Adult Pull-Ups come in five different sizes:

  • FQ PV511       Size Small (20–34 inch waist)       88/Case       $46.00
  • FQ PV512       Size Medium (34–46 inch waist)   56/Case       $46.00
  • FQ PV513       Size Large (44–58 inch waist)      48/Case       $46.00
  • FQ PV514       Size XL (58–68 inch waist)            80/Case       $46.00
  • FQ PV517       Size 2X (68–80 inch waist)            72/Case       $46.00

We’d love for you to share your opinion of your favorite incontinence products.

Click here to view all available incontinence product alternatives to the adult diaper.  We offer reliable, fast, discreet shipping on all orders – and shipping is completely free on all orders over $40.

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