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Closer Look: Underpads

Posted by on December 31, 2015 under BladderMatters | Be the First to Comment

As part of our continuing Closer Look series, we thought we’d wrap up 2015 by checking out underpads. These items come in a variety of sizes and come in both disposable and reusable types. We sell both types on TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.

Underpads are sold in different sizes, and it may take some experimenting to decide which you like best. One also needs to consider where the underpad will be used. Common places are in a bed, on a chair or a wheelchair. Our largest underpad is Prevail’s 30×36 (inches). Our most narrow underpad (which is great for dining room chairs or narrow wheelchairs) is Prevail’s 23×36. Our most popular underpad is Prevail’s 30×30. Not sure which size will suit your needs best? We offer a two-pack sample of Prevail’s 30×30 underpad. From there you can decided if you need something smaller or larger or if the 30×30 is perfect.

We also sell a reusable underpad, LewJan’s 34×36. If incontinence is a long-term problem or you’re concerned about creating waste, this product may be what you’re looking for. The product is made from 80% polyester and 20% cotton, and does contain latex. Because of the waterproof binding this item is created with, moisture is unable to leak over the edges. With daily use, this underpad can last several months, if the washing instructions are followed carefully.

Underpads are a great backup item for anyone with incontinence issues, but can also be used to give skin a break. In a private moment, underpads can be placed on a chair and the wearer of the incontinence products can sit on them, diaper or pull-up free, to watch a show or nap. This can allow skin some much needed fresh air time that can help keep the user healthy.

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!

Solutions for Diaper Rash

Posted by on September 3, 2014 under BladderMatters, Everything Baby | Read the First Comment

Diaper rash can be kept to a minimum with some care.

The cause of diaper rash can be caused by several different issues. But the root of the problem is in the term itself. It’s diaper rash. Wouldn’t it just be so easy if that diaper didn’t have to be used? But if it’s necessary, what is the alternative?

Several sources suggest leaving the diaper off for extended periods of times. Well and good. But how to do that? How can the parents or caregivers create situations where a diaper isn’t needed?

Enter the underpad. Yes, underpads are often used as a backup to regular diapers, but they have more to offer. Especially during nap time.

With a baby, if you’ve observed that they don’t move too much during nap time, you can go ahead and take the diaper off. Place the child in their crib, on their back, with one or two underpads under them. With a boy, place a cloth over the groin. With disposable underpads, all urine will be quickly collected during naptime. Afterward, you can wipe the baby off or have a quick bath (warm water only, or a very mild soap).

With adults, an underpad can be used during naptime (during which people move around less than at night) or during some downtime. Reading or TV watching can pass the time while the area airs out. When ready to put the brief back on, use a soft cloth with warm water to wash the area, maybe some gentle wash. If you like, you can put cream on at this point, but stay away from powders like cornstarch or baby powder. Both can lead to a bacterial problem.

Much luck and tell us what you’ve had success with when diaper rash appears!

Alzheimer’s and Incontinence

Posted by on August 20, 2014 under BladderMatters | Be the First to Comment

A restroom a clear path is necessary for those with dementia.

Imagine you’re sitting on the couch, at the end of the day, watching your favorite show. You’re relaxed, you’re in a good place, you’re comfortable.

Suddenly, you experience an unpleasant sensation as warm liquid pools under you, and the liquid quickly cools. How did that happen? You didn’t have to go to the bathroom a second ago, but apparently, your bladder decided otherwise.

This is what it can be like for someone with Alzheimer’s. During the disease, the messages that the bladder sends to the brain to tell it it’s time “go” can get mixed up, misdirected or lost altogether.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the only reason why people with Alzheimer’s can become incontinent. Other factors can include the medications that patients take to deal with anxiety, not remembering the location of the restroom and underlying medical problems that may not yet be addressed.

These issues may not become evident until the moderate to severe stage of Alzheimer’s, but they will have to be addressed. The caregiver can provide support by gently reminding the patient to use the restroom and by making sure the way to and from the restroom itself are easily accessible.

However, sometimes leaks happen. At that point, the caregiver may want to utilize incontinence supplies. These days, adult briefs can be an unobtrusive as the average pair of underwear. Or, if the patient refuses to wear protective underwear, an underpad can be placed on chairs and beds to manage the leak.

Alzheimer’s can be very distressing to both caregivers and patients. Taking the stress of incontinence out of the equation can help.