Adult diaper users need to be closely monitored and changed frequently – if left in a soiled diaper for too long, bedsores and skin infections can develop. This causes problems for both the affected individual and his and her caregiver. Bedwetting alarms are great tools that help caregivers know when a loved one has had a wetting accident and needs to be changed.
At National Incontinence, we offer several toileting alerts that help ease a caregiver’s responsibilities:
DRI Eclipse – This wireless bedwetting alarm features a urine sensor that is inserted into an incontinence pad or disposable underwear. Simply cut a slit in the crotch area of the underwear or pad to slide the sensor in place. When the user wets, the sensor transmits a signal to the receiver, which is placed on the counter or caregiver’s desk. The DRI Eclipse uses a sound alert and has an internal battery that lasts 2-3 years.
Malem Wireless Toileting Alarm – This Malem alarm consists of a small transmitter that is worn by the incontinent individual and a portable receiver that alerts the caregiver. The transmitter itself does not sound or vibrate, so it’s great for those who are afraid of loud noises or have sensory issues. Caregivers can choose from eight loud tones or record their own sounds or personal message.
Malem Bedside – Ideal for those who don’t want to wear an alarm, the Malem Bedside comes with a urine-sensitive bed mat and a battery-powered alarm unit. The bed mat is placed on top of the bedsheets to detect wetness. To keep the pad from moving, place it underneath a draw sheet or a large towel. Similar to its wireless counterpart, this alarm uses one of eight loud tones or a recorded sound or message.