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If you are caring for someone with incontinence issues, we understand how difficult it can be to know which adult incontinence products to choose for each situation. This buyers guide, provided by our friends at TENA, can be used by caregivers to understand each type of adult incontinence product and how they work best.
Caregivers Guide to Incontinence Products
Description: Protective underwear are full fitted briefs that pull on and take the place of regular undergarments.
- People unable to manage their own incontinence
- People who are ambulatory or able to bear weight
- Bowel and bladder incontinence
Not so good for: Changing in bed
Description: Pads are designed to fit inside regular underwear to absorb accidental leakage. May have adhesive strip to adhere to undergarment.
Best for: Added absorbency inside regular undergarments or inside pull up briefs. This limits embarrassment when accidents occur.
Not so good for:
- Complete bladder incontinence
- Bowel incontinence
Description: Sized between a pad insert and a full brief, these are designed to replace regular undergarments. An elastic band with buttons or other type of attachment device connects to button holes in the brief.
- Occasional accidents
- Changing in bed
- Frequent changes without having to remove all clothing
Not so good for:
- Bowel incontinence
- Quick changes
Description: Looks much like a diaper, also known as Adult Briefs. Tape tabs adhere on each side to secure the garment around the individual.
- Use instead of regular undergarments
- Bowel incontinence
- Changing in bed
Not so good for: Changing when standing
Overnight Pads and Adult Nigthtime Diapers:
Description: These may be in the form of fitted brief or taped brief, but have added absorbency to reduce changes and leakage through the night. Most are also designed to wick moisture away from the skin to prevent skin breakdown.
- Overnight use when getting up or changing is not possible
- Use instead of regular undergarments for someone difficult to change or transfer
- For someone who is bedridden
Not so good for: Someone who may get frustrated and pull the garment off and/or apart. (There may be little absorbency balls in the garment that spread if the cloth is ripped.)
Reusable Chair and Bed Pads: Washable pads with a water repellent fabric on one side and absorption layers on the other side.
- Placing on seats and furniture to protect against leakage
- Placing underneath a person in bed to protect mattress against leakage.
- Use as a draw sheet to move someone in bed
Not so good for:
- Use when leakage occurs frequently unless extras are readily available
- Use when laundry is not able to be done frequently
Disposable Chair and Bed Underpads: Often referred to as Chux pads – these are designed with a plastic backing on one side and absorbency layers on the other side.
- Placing on car seats and furniture to protect against leakage
- Placing underneath a person in bed to protect mattress against leaking
Not so good for:
- The environment
- Using as a draw sheet to move someone in bed
I hope this guide helps you avoid the overwhelming feeling of choosing the perfect incontinence product. Please let us know if you would like us to carry a product that you don’t see.
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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 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 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.
Proper nutrition isn’t always easy to maintain, even if you are eatin’ your greens. But it is more important than you might imagine when it comes to feeling energized and focused.
Kids and adults alike – especially those with dietary restrictions, illness, disease, high stress or activity levels or just plain busy lives – often need to supplement or completely rely on nutritional drinks to fulfill their daily requirements of vitamins, minerals, protein and calories.
Allegro has long been a source of the most popular dietary supplements for adult and child nutrition. Can we help you or your loved ones and patients maintain healthy nutrition?
Boost Plus Nutritional Energy Drink
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MET-Rx ProteinPlus Protein Bars – Chocolate Fudge
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Carnation Instant Breakfast – Lactose Free Plus
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Pregestimil Lipil Powdered Infant Formula
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UtraMet Original – Low Carb Meal Replacement
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Designer Whey Protein Supplement
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Mass Cycle – Extreme Bulking Agent
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Only One – Probiotic Multivitamin Tabs
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Designer Whey – The Biggest Loser Protein Powder
Jillian Michaels Maximum Strength Fat Burner
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Scandishake 600 Calorie Weight Gainer
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Simply Thick Honey Beverage Thickener
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Being confined to bed can be tough on both the patient and the caregiver. The good news is that there are bedridden aids that make daily care much easier on everyone.
Whether it’s a long-term illness, short-term bed rest or post-surgery recovery – we recommend these essential products for the highest levels of safety and comfort.
Best Products for
Bed or Chair Confinement
Bedpads and Underpads –Machine washable and dry-able, reusable bed pads offer layers of protection against wetness from incontinence, spills or bed baths.
Allegro also offers a large selection of convenient disposable underpads to protect beds, chairs, floors and car seats. Great for pets and kids, too.
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No-Rinse Cleansing Products – These products will clean all your parts with no rinsing required. A must for any lengthy bed stay. You’ll be squeaky clean head to toe, without the mess of bed baths.
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Bed Rope Ladder– Makes sitting up soooo much easier. You just use the rungs to pull yourself up.
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Seat Assists and Lift Chairs – When standing is too hard on your own, these uplifting cushions and chairs will help you onto your feet and save energy for both you and your caregiver.
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Pillows & Bed Wedges – Elevate your upper body or legs to whatever position is best for your recovery, better sleep or comfort.
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EggCrate or Memory Foam Mattress Overlays – A cost effective way to reduce pressure and bed sores while increasing comfort.
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Over Bed Tables – Eat, work, use the computer, play cards, scrapbook – all from the comfort of your bed with a convenient table that fits perfectly around your bed. We have tilt, pivot, split top, raised edge, and deluxe wood over bed tables to choose from.
Bed Rails – Position yourself while in bed or gain stability in getting in and out of bed. Check out the longer rails if you’re trying to stay ‘in bed’.
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Transfer Boards and Discs – Help pivot and transfer patients from the bed to a wheelchair or bedside commode.
Bedside Commodes – Comfortable bedside toilets with the features of the real thing – just more accessible.
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Thank you for your business and a big Allegro smooch to anyone confined to bed. Get well soon.
Gentlemen, if it’s any consolation, you’re not alone when it comes to bladder weakness. An estimated 3.4 million men experience some form of urine loss – and it is especially common among men with prostate issues or other medical conditions. And we know the last thing you want to advertise, or discuss, is your incontinence. What you need are discreet products that work . . . no matter what.
On par with discretion, we understand that protection and comfort are of vital importance to you. That’s why we’ve put together a full line of tried-and-tested bladder protection products just for men. These male incontinence products are specially designed products to fit the male anatomy; combat odors; and have excellent absorbency and retention.
Whether your bladder weakness is very light or extremely heavy, temporary or chronic, Allegro has the perfect incontinence product for you.
Male Incontinence Protection Products
HealthDri Men’s Reusable Heavy Briefs – Light Absorbency – Model BH
Depend Protective Underwear for Men – Super and Super Plus Absorbency – Models 19840 and 10942
Depend Guards for Men – Light to Moderate Incontinence – Model 10699
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TENA for Men – Very light to Moderate Absorbency – Model 50600
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Light & Dry Underwear for Men – Light Absorbency – Model 67900
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Attends Guards for Men – Light Incontinence – Model MG0400
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Kendall SureCare Guards for Men – Light to Moderate Incontinence, Super Absorbency – Model 23246
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Prevail Male Guards – Light, Moderate or Heavy Incontinence – Models PV-811 and PV-812
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TENA Men Protective Underwear – Heavy Incontinence – Models 81780 and 81920
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Sir Dignity Washable Brief with Built-In Protective Pouch – Designed to hold incontinence pad or liner (sold separately) – Models 30213, 30214, 30212 and 30211
Dignity Washable Men’s Boxer with Built-In Protective Pouch – Designed to hold incontinence pad or liner (sold separately) – Models 30313, 30312 and 30314
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Adjustable Cunningham Clamp – Controls stress incontinence without a pad – Models 004054, 004053, 004052
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If you’re looking for heavier incontinence protection, check out our unisex Adult Diapers category. To see everything, shop our entire Incontinence Category or Shop by Condition: Incontinence.
When it comes to intimate skin care products, there are several notable medical supply companies that make it their business to understand your condition and create solutions to improve your quality of life. At-risk skin caused by incontinence, diabetes, infection, wounds, surgeries, dermal ulcers and other medical conditions can easily lead to much bigger problems that may be easily avoided with a consistent protocol.
From pediatrics to geriatrics, Allegro Medical trusts and recommends the following skin care brands:
Best Skin Care Brands
Coloplast – Our most popular Coloplast skin care brands include Critic-Aid, Atrac-Tain, Sween, Baza and Bedside-Care for superior skin protection and fast healing for all skin types.
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ConvaTec – See our full line of ConvaTec’s Aloe Vesta and Sensi-Care brand ointments, bathing products, perineal skin cleansers, creams, barriers and anti-fungals.
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Medline – Shop Medline’s popular Remedy skin care line as well as old favorites such as Medseptic and Carrington for moisture barriers, skin repair creams, antifungals and protectants.
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Coloplast, ConvaTec and Medline are only three of the 100’s of great brands at AllegroMedical.com.
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Let’s face it. Humans, even in the best of health, are odor challenged. Throw in some incontinence or maybe an ostomy, a healing wound, a little flatulence, a bedridden loved one, body odor, a dirty dog, smelly kids, poor hygiene, bad breath, mold and mildew – and what do you have? You have a whole lot of reasons to invest in some serious odor eliminators. Move over Lysol . . .
Allegro’s Most Popular Odor Eliminators
Room Deodorizers – Super concentrated, these room sprays don’t mask foul odors – they chemically eliminate them. Even the worst odors are gone in seconds.
Personal Hygiene Odor Control – Products to keep all your parts clean. Caregivers, you’ll want to take a gander at these.
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Wipes and Washcloths – Disposable personal cleansing wipes and bathing cloths for bottoms and bits. Amazing prices.
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Ostomy Deodorants – Ostimates have no reason to worry about embarrassing odor with this line-up of internal and external deodorants.
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Skin Cleansers– Body wash, no-rinse bath products, incontinence sprays, perineal washes, skin conditioners – all here.
Bed Pads, Underpads and Mattress Protectors – Nothing saves beds, chairs or other furniture from stains and smells more than a pad or protector. Disposable or Reusable/Washable – your choice.
Thanks for being an Allegro customer. We appreciate your business. By the way, you smell GREAT!
Caregivers have one of the hardest, yet most noble jobs in the world. And when it comes to caregiving aids, Allegro Medical understands that even the simplest ones can have a major impact on the comfort, safety and independence of care giver and patient alike.
In our 13 years in business Allegro has helped hundreds of thousands of caregivers with practical solutions to everyday struggles. Let us help you.
Caregivers, below is a list of our most popular products designed to make your life easier – and your loved one safe and comfy.
Best Caregiver Products
Bed Pads and Underpads – Life and laundry just got a lot less complicated with these machine washable and dry-able, reusable bed pads. Absorbent layers protect against moisture from incontinence, spills or bed baths. Allegro also offers convenient disposable underpads to protect beds, chairs, floors and car seats. Great for pets and kids, too.
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Have you seen the new Tena Ultra Thin Pads? Amazing.
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Alliance Hydraulic Patient Lift – Super affordable, stable and comfortable, Patient Lifts can be a caregivers dream.
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Beasy Board Trans Easy Transfer System – With its frictionless “no lift” technology, patients are easily transferred from bed to wheelchair, wheelchair to automobile or bath bench, toilet, dining room chair, theatre seat . . . while reducing risk of injury to the lifter and the liftee. Totally portable, this state-of-the-art Beasy Board can help get everyone around the house AND out of the house.
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Ultimate Solution ComfortSeat – This ultimate personal hygiene device lets users care for themselves without assistance after going to the bathroom. Restores dignity to those who previously needed help from a caregiver. Replaces your existing toilet seat. For travel, try the Portable Solution ComfortSeat Travel Bidet.
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Comfort Bath Rinse-Free Shampoo and Conditioner Cap – Complete, one-step hair care in a convenient, microwaveable cap. No rinse, no mess. Disposable, one time use.
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Deluxe Ambulation Gait Belt – More secure and comfortable than a traditional gait belt. Gait belts are a must for caregivers to assist in ambulation and transfers from bed to chair.
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Waterproof Mealtime Protectors – Full-length Bib – This adult-size bib makes for easy cleanup at mealtime.
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BedCane Bed Rail – Provides sturdy support when getting in and out of bed. Fantastic help for the caregiver when transfering someone from a wheelchair to the bed.
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Phoenix 3-Wheel Travel Mobility Scooter – Sometimes a mobility scooter can be a caregiver’s best friend. Independence for your loved one and a needed break for you.
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Caregivers, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to share you experiences and the products that have helped you. You are our heroes!
Take care and thanks for being part of the Allegro family of customers.
Bladder control can be an issue from potty training through adulthood, in varying degree, but can be managed discreetly and with confidence with a wide variety of incontinence products. Find the perfect absorbency, size and type of incontinence supply from our large selection of undergarments, pads, shields, pull-ups and diapers for youth and adults.
We also carry a full line of Baby Diapers and Wipes for Newborns and Toddlers.
Which Incontinence Products are Best for Youth & Adults?
Training Pants and Pull Ups –The real feel of underwear with the wetness protection needed for potty-training toddlers. Choose from name brands like Huggies, Curity and more.
Youth Briefs, Underpants and Sleep Pants – Discreet all-day incontinence protection for older kids or sleep pants for older children and teens suffering from bed-wetting.
Adult Protective Underwear – Get the look and feel of real underwear in an adult incontinence brief. All sizes and absorbencies. Choose incontinence underwear from brand names like Prevail, Depend, Tena and more.
Incontinence Pads and Shields – Day and night pads for light, moderate and heavy incontinence.
Adult Disposable Diapers/Briefs – For all types of incontinence, these adult briefs are designed to be discreet and secure. Major brands include Curity, Tena, Depend, Tranquility, Breezers and Wings.
Adult Reusable Briefs – A money-saving alternative to disposable incontinence briefs or pads.
See all incontinence products including bedpads and sheeting, bed wetting solutions and disposable washcloths.
Let us know if we can be of further assistance and thanks again for being an Allegro customer.
Urinary incontinence (UI) is defined as the involuntary release of urine. It’s way more common than you might think and no matter what your age, it is treatable or can be managed. The good thing is that it is not a serious health problem, but it can be embarrassing. UI occurs twice as often in women as men, and older women experience UI more often than younger.
If you’re looking for urinary incontinence products as a temporary fix – while waiting for surgery or other treatment – or you’re looking for a long-term option, Allegro has a wide variety of products to make you as comfortable and carefree as possible.
I’ve geared this Buyer’s Guide more towards women because of its prevalence, but we carry hundreds of products designed for male incontinence as well.
Caregivers of incontinent patients take note. You can do it the hard way, or the easy way. Let us help you find the easy way.
Urinary Incontinence Buyer’s Guide
Reusable Bedpads– Our top sellers. These machine washable and dryable bedpads are a super economical way to protect your bed AND your skin from moisture. They have a quilted cotton/polyester surface, absorbent inner layer and waterproof backing.
Disposable Bedpads – The Harmonie Disposable Underpads are the most popular because of their great value, but the Prevail Super Absorbent Underpads takes the prize for the highest rating. I guess you should try them both.
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Washcloths – Favorites include the Prevail Soft Pack Washcloths and the Prevail Disposable Washcloths Jumbo Tub. They’re 12″ x 8″, super strong, amazingly soft and come in a single hand dispenser that produces an unfolded wipe every time. Alcohol-free. Contains aloe & lanolin to keep you nice and comfy.
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Skin Care – Aloe Vesta Perineal Skin Cleanseris tops. It’s a non-drying, deodorizing, ready to use, no-rinse skin cleanser containing a mild aloe vera gel. Dispenses as a liquid spray for convenience. Alcohol-free and pH balanced.
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Undergarments – For women, we suggest the Depends Protective Underwear for Women – Extra Absorbency.
Pads & Shields – Our best selling night pad is the TENA Night/Super Pad – Green. It’s extra absorbent, latex-free and quickly absorbs fluid for greater security and increased skin dryness.
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For stress and urge incontinence, ladies we suggest the Prevail Ultra Plus Bladder Control Pads, designed for women. For very light incontinence, go with the Prevail Pantiliners. Guys, try the Prevail Male Guards.
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And that’s not all folks. We also have Incontinence sub-categories with Adult Briefs, Bed Wetting Products, Drip Collectors, Feminine Hygiene Products, Just for Men, Miscellaneous Products, Pants, Reusable Items and Room Deodorizers.
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Have a great “dry” day, and thanks, as always, for you business.
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