Our absorbent incontinence aids come in two types, washable and disposable, and of varying absorbencies. The information below will help you choose which product best suits your needs.
Disposable products are able to offer much higher absorbency levels when compared to washable products. There is also a much larger range of choice, ranging from slim line rectangular insert pads for light incontinence to large All In One products (adult diapers) capable of dealing with heavy to very heavy levels of incontinence.
Washable products can have a cost advantage over disposable incontinence products. Although initial costs can be higher, because the products can be reused many times, the cost in the long run is reduced when compared to disposable products. Washable products also tend to be manufactured out of more comfortable materials like cotton. Washable incontinence pants are for light to moderate bladder weakness only.
Our staff are happy to give advice on the products we have available. For specialist incontinence advice it is always best to speak to either a continence specialist or a Doctor.
Choosing the correct product.
Choosing the right product can be difficult and quite confusing when confronted with a large range of products. Call us on 01377 253502 and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.
Absorbency ratings come in 2 different forms. The first is shown simply in millilitres. You can work out how much liquid this is in practice by comparing it to everyday objects containing liquid, where the amount in ml is shown (eg. small bottles of water etc.).
The second is taken from the manufacturers of the product. Most manufacturers will have a droplet system, with 1 droplet being the least and either 4 or 8 being the highest.
∗∗ All incontinence products are delivered in plain mailing bags or cardboard boxes with all labelling covered.
– Age Uk