Managing Incontinence After Stroke

May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and we have some important information for caregivers and those who have suffered a stroke. Strokes are a leading cause of incontinence; in fact, more than 50 percent of stroke survivors experience incontinence. A stroke can significantly weaken the muscles that control bladder and bowel functions, which can lead…

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The Growth and Challenges of Assisted Living

Assisted Living facilities and communities are growing rapidly around the United States. The trend away from nursing home living has created a new market for individuals needing some assistance but wanting to remain mostly independent. Assisted Living facilities are this solution. However, they are not without their challenges and shortcomings. Many assisted living facilities can…

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~ Incontinence Tip of the Month: Try Before You Buy ~

Everyone’s body type is different, and the incontinence product that works for one person might not work for you. So what’s the secret to finding the right product? Sampling! It’s a cost effective way to test out new types of products and complementary products. 4 Reasons to Sample The right style. Certain incontinence products can…

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How Much Does This Diaper Hold?

If you’ve ever sat down in a wet, cold, uncomfortable diaper, you know that what matters most in absorbent products is fluid retention and dryness. Many products use words like “extra”, “super plus”, or “maximum” and display the absorbency like this:on the packaging and website. This may seem confusing and misleading because you think you…

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~ Monthly Incontinence Tips: The Many Uses of Booster Pads ~

Booster pads are a multi-functional incontinence solution with many applications for children and adults with incontinence. Booster pads are provide extra absorbency to any disposable absorbent product. They feature a flow-through design that allows the booster pad to fill up to capacity first, and then pass additional fluid to the brief or disposable absorbent underwear…

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Sleep Disturbances and Incontinence

Getting enough sleep is crucial to your health and well-being. Night time sleep disruptions are commonly associated with incontinence. When a person has a void and is feeling wet and cold, it is instinct to want to get up to use the bathroom or change the product and clothes. For some people, maybe even you,…

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~ Monthly Incontinence Tips: Maintain a Healthy Weight ~

Did you know weight and incontinence are directly related? People who are overweight are more likely to experience incontinence. This is typically due to increased abdominal pressure on the bladder, but can result from other conditions associated with obesity. Getting to a healthy body weight will improve ones overall health in many ways, including a reduction…

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Bathroom Safety – Not Worth the Risk

Falls are the leading cause of injuries among older Americans. One in four Americans over the age of 65 falls each year! Falls, and injuries that can result, are a threat to your safety and independence. The fear of falling can also limit social activities, engagement, and interactions, which can result in social isolation, depression,…

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