When a loved one is diagnosed with incontinence it’s important to make sure they’re matched with the proper incontinence supplies to keep them clean and dry. Choosing the right items may seem a little overwhelming, but these products will enhance your loved one’s quality of life by providing protection and security. Plus, you may qualify to have these items covered by insurance!
The Most Popular Incontinence Supplies
Adult Pull-Ups – Adult pull-ups which are commonly referred to as adult diapers are pulled on like regular underwear and even come in sleek designs that look like regular underwear for both men and women. They do not have pull tabs.
Many options have ultra absorbent cloth on the inside with a waterproof exterior to catch urine and prevent leaks. Adult pull-ups can also help contain odors and come in various sizes to catch different amounts of liquid. They are available for overnight use.
Pull-ups are recommended for patients that still have their mobility, between the ages of 40 to 70. They still are able to frequently get up, participate in physical activities, and change themselves.
Adult Briefs – Adult briefs are similar to pull-ups, only they have pull tabs on the sides so a nurse or caregiver is able to easily remove and attach them. Briefs are recommended for non-ambulatory patients that are bed bound or in wheelchairs as they provide protection for sedentary lifestyles.
Briefs are often bulkier in size to catch more liquid. They come with even more padding for overnight use. Like pull-ups, they have a cloth interior with a plastic exterior to prevent leaks. Some options have cotton on the sides to create a breathable fabric in order to prevent rashes and sores. They also help contain odors.
Reusable Adult Pull-Ups – These are like disposable adult pull-ups, only they are made to be washed and dried, like regular clothes. Typically, they have a built-in pad to catch moderate leaks with a liner to prevent leaks. They have varying levels of absorbency but tend to be only recommended for those with light incontinence.
Swim Diapers – You don’t have to give up water aerobics if you have incontinence. There are a variety of options to keep fecal matter out of the pool. There are discreet protective pull-ups that will fit under swimwear, reusable pairs, options with pull tabs for easy access, and much more.
Pants Systems – This is a two-tier system where you place an absorbent pad is placed between the legs to catch urine, then a pair of waterproof underpants is pulled over the pad. They are comfortable and adjustable to provide protection and comfort during physical activities.
You will have to replace the pad, but the pants are reusable. You can choose the absorbency pad based on your needs. This is a great option for an active person looking for discreet protection with light incontinence issues.
Bladder Control Pads – Bladder control pads are pads that can be placed in your regular underwear to absorb urine and mask odors. They have varying levels of absorbancy based on your needs and some form-fitting options stick to your underwear with an adhesive on the back of the liner, while others don’t. There are also belted options which consist of a pad attached to a belt to make the pad easier to position.
Underpads or Chux – Underpads or chux are protective cloths used to keep furniture, wheelchairs, mattresses, and cleaner. They have a plastic liner underneath to stop moisture before they hit hard to clean fabrics. Chux also simplify the cleaning process because all you have to do is ball them up and chuck them into the trash.
Incontinence Supplies Through Insurance
Don’t worry about the costs associated with purchasing enough incontinence supplies, qualify to receive them through insurance instead. Get started in a few simple steps:
- Fill out our quick qualification form!
- We will determine your coverage options and contact your doctor and insurance provider to make to ensure a monthly supply of incontinence products are shipped directly to your home!
- We will check in on a monthly basis via phone or email to see if any changes need to be made to your supplies!
Information provided on the Aeroflow Urology blog is not intended as a substitute to medical advice or care. Aeroflow recommends consulting your healthcare provider if you are experiencing medical issues relating to incontinence.