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Elderly incontinent patients in nursing homes are vulnerable to urinary tract infections (UTIs) and skin conditions.  The federal government and states have guidelines in place to ensure patients receive quality consistent personal care.  Government regulations require facilities to provide residents with a personal care routine that includes clean and dry skin from urine and feces.1   Facilities typically change a patient’s adult brief or adult diaper approximately every two hours to ensure compliance with personal care guidelines.  These frequent changes force facilities to consider cost over quality and comfort when selecting adult diapers or protective underwear.  Adult diapers have improved in absorbency and quality over the years.  Specialty fibers that are highly absorbent and unique cores that incorporate quick wick technology to pull moisture away from the body help foster healthy skin.  High quality incontinence products typically have a higher price tag.    Whether you are a caregiver in a nursing home, hospice facility or home setting AllegroMedical.com offers you value branded diapers to meet your patients’ incontinence needs.

 

StayDry Breathable Adult Briefs

Staydry Breathable Briefs made by McKesson are for heavy urinary incontinence and offer users comfort and superior leakage protection at an economical price by incorporating Sophisticated Sectioning System technology (S3).

  • Quick drying absorbent core pulls fluid into Blue StayDry Strip™ for improved skin health and odor control
  • Fecal target area locks up loose stool
  • Soft, ventilated panels allow skin to breath and heat to escape

McKesson’s Staydry Breathable Adult Diaper is well respected in the homecare community with a price per diaper of $.35-$.56 from AllegroMedical.com.

 

Tranquility ATN All-Through-the-Night Disposable Adult Diapers

Tranquility ATN (All-Through-the-Night) Disposable Adult Diapers provide maximum absorbency holding over 32 ounces of fluid.   According to the manufacturer at the core of the Tranquility ATN brief is the “Peach Mat Construction” which neutralizes urine and inhibits bacterial growth which helps to reduce UTI’s in incontinence patients.2 This patented construction promotes skin dryness and odor control all while providing uninterrupted sleep for your patients without jeopardizing skin health.  Tranquility ATN is a trusted premium adult brief with a price per diaper of $.73-$1.19 from AllegroMedical.com.

Fifty percent of nursing home residents in the U.S. are living with some form of  incontinence.  Urinary and fecal incontinence care in the elderly contributes to a significant portion of nursing home care dollars spent annually.3  Balancing your budget and skin health of residents is challenging.  AllegroMedical.com has been assisting homecare facilities with affordable quality medical supplies like incontinence products since 1997.

 

1    http://www.hpm.umn.edu/nhregsplus/NHRegs_by_State/California/CA%20Complete%20Regs.pdf

2   http://www.tranquilityproducts.com/medical_professionals/index.htm

3    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2492984/

 

 

 

 

Incontinence Image Father DaughterToday’s trends in Incontinence Products are aimed at removing the traditional social stigmas that accompany adult incontinence.  Although it is estimated that over 25 million American’s suffer from Urinary Incontinence, with as many as 4 in every 5 affected being women, social norms remain the biggest factor in the reporting and delayed treatment of incontinence. Most sufferers wait years before discussing any bladder control symptoms with their physician and even longer to begin using incontinence products.

Companies like Depend are making a concerted effort at breaking through the social stigmas that accompany incontinence by using a combination of network television advertising and celebrity endorsement to bring new and innovative incontinence products to market.  Not just adult diapers, Depend is leading with products that more closely resemble protective underwear that are indistinguishable under everyday clothing.  The Silhouette for Women from Depend was debuted on a commercial during the Oscar awards in 2011.  Days of our Lives actress, Lisa Rinna, is stopped on the red carpet in the commercial and asked to try on a pair of Depend Silhouettes.  As a champion for women’s positive self-image, Lisa’s product endorsement is aimed at raising awareness and showing women that something like the Silhouette can ensure confidence.  Lisa’s effort simultaneously supports the non-profit organization, Dress for Success® Worldwide.

Men as well are stepping forward in support of new incontinence products that, also, can be worn like men’s briefs and help guys stay active after prostate surgery, which oftentimes, results in urinary incontinence.  Football stars, Clay Matthews, Wess Welker and DeMarcus Ware all showed their support for the V Foundation for Cancer Research by trying on the Depend product, Real Fit for Men, an incontinence brief that looks, feels and fit like real underwear. The biggest change in the product is that it’s been designed more like underwear than a diaper.  From the soft, cloth-like fabric to the finished waistband, the Real Fit for Men brief, is discrete and hardly looks different then regular underwear even when worn under more tailored cloths.

With more and more products like Silhouette for Women and Real Fit for Men hitting the market, those with incontinence are no longer restricted in their daily lives and activities by the bulky, uncomfortable adult diapers of the past.  As the media and respected celebrities and professional athletes continue to endorse incontinence products we are sure to see even more developments and innovation.

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